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Oleg Gordievskyi

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Date of Birth: 10/10/1938

Age: 78

Place of birth: Moscow

Citizenship: United Kingdom

Background

Oleg Antonovich Gordievsky was born October 10, 1938 in Moscow. In 1962 he graduated from the Moscow State Institute and joined the KGB. After the preparatory course to intelligence worked in the central apparatus of the KGB - in the management of the "C" of the First Chief Directorate - led analysis of the information received from the illegals.

In 1966 Gordievskogo sent to the Soviet embassy in Copenhagen in Denmark, where under the guise of a consular officer, he worked with illegals. V1970, he returned to Moscow and continued to work in the management of the "C" of the central apparatus of the KGB. In 1972, he was again sent to Copenhagen, but for political intelligence line. In 1973 he became deputy Gordievsky KGB resident in Denmark, and in 1976 - a resident. In Denmark Gordievskiy began to cooperate with the British intelligence service MI-6 (MI6). According to some sources, this happened in 1960-1961, on the other - in 1974.

In 1978 Gordievskiy returned to Moscow and began working in the central apparatus of the KGB, occupying the post of deputy chief of the third department of PSU. In 1982, he was assigned to the Soviet embassy in London, where he was appointed advisor to the embassy. Since January 1985 Gordievskiy acting resident KGB foreign intelligence in London.

In May 1985 Gordievskogo summoned to Moscow the pretext of statement in the position of the resident. In fact, he was suspected of ties with the British intelligence. In July 1985, Gordievsky escaped from the Soviet Union. In November 1985, he was sentenced in absentia to death, a sentence later and has not been canceled.

Gordievskiy lives in a suburb of London, receiving a pension from the British government. He works part-time, giving interviews to journalists paid willingly comments on all of the most high-profile spy scandals and high-profile revelations and exposes Russian President Vladimir Putin regime.