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Richard Sorge

Richard Sorge

Richard Sorge was a Soviet military intelligence officer, active before and during the Second World War, working under cover of being a German journalist in both Nazi Germany and the Empire of Japan. His codename was "Ramsay". Sorge is most famous for his service in Japan in 1940 and 1941, when he provided information about Adolf Hitler's plan to attack the Soviet Union, although he did not succeed in finding out the exact date of the attack. In late 1941, he informed the Soviet command that Japan was not going to attack the Union in the near future, which allowed the command to transfer 18 divisions, 1,700 tanks, and over 1,500 aircraft from Siberia and the Far East to the W ... more on Wikipedia

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