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Soviet Spies Working in the United States  

William Neckard
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List of Soviet spies and secret agents operating within the United States. The following individuals worked as espionage agents at various times during the 20th Century in America, on behalf of a number of foreign governments and agencies. Some were directly in the employ of the Soviet Union (USSR), while others worked for other Warsaw Pact member nations, and even simply nations affiliated with the Soviet or international Communist cause.

Obviously, there were likely Soviet or Communist spies in America who were never discovered, so no list can be absolutely definitive. This list focuses on people who eventually revealed or were revealed to have direct ties to espionage, either via their own testimony or other evidence.

The list includes individuals from every facet of American life, from Hollywood producers to intellectuals to scientists to even government employees. They also were working behind-the-scenes on a number of known and unknown Soviet or Communist operations. Some were in the business of stealing US secrets, others spreading disinformation and yet others on disrupting financial or military projects. When possible, the foreign governments or organizations the spies were working for have been included in the list.
A. A. Yatskov
Working for: Soviet Union - The "Berg" & "Art" Group
A. I. Akhmerov
Working for: Soviet Union - KGB Illegals
Dec. at 58 (1892-1950)
Working for: Soviet Union - Sorge ring
Al Sarant
Working for: Soviet Union - Rosenberg ring
Alan Nunn May Dec. at 92 (1911-2003)
Working for: Soviet Union - Buben group
age 77
Working for: Soviet Union - NKVD and KGB
Alexander Koral
Working for: Soviet Union - The "Berg" & "Art" Group
Alexander Ulanovsky Dec. at 79 (1891-1970)
Working for: Soviet Union - GRU Illegals
Alfred Tilton
Working for: Soviet Union - GRU Illegals
Dec. at 92 (1904-1996)
Working for: Soviet Union - Karl group, Ware group and Perlo group
Allan Rosenberg
Working for: Soviet Union - Sound and Myrna groups, Perlo group
Dec. at 76 (1924-2000)
Working for: Soviet Union - Silvermaster group
Anatoly Gorsky Dec. at 73 (1907-1980)
Working for: Soviet Union - Sound and Myrna groups
Dec. at 91 (1919-2010)
Working for: Soviet Union - Rosenberg ring
Arthur Gerald Steinberg
Working for: Soviet Union - Sound and Myrna groups
Arvid Jacobson
Working for: Soviet Union - GRU
Dec. at 97 (1915-2012)
Working for: Soviet Union - Sound and Myrna groups, Silvermaster group
Ben-Zion Goldberg
Working for: Soviet Union - Buben group
age 100
Working for: Soviet Union - Sound and Myrna groups
Bernard Schuster
Working for: Soviet Union - Sound and Myrna groups
Bernice Levin
Working for: Soviet Union - Sound and Myrna groups
Bill Weisband Dec. at 59 (1908-1967)
Working for: Soviet Union - Ware group
Boris Devyatkin
Working for: Soviet Union - GRU Illegals
Dec. at 72 (1891-1963)
Working for: Soviet Union - Mocase
Byron T. Darling
Working for: Soviet Union - The "Berg" & "Art" Group