Richard Sorge – The Communist James Bond

In the third edition of the new monthly show produced by Newsbud Tales from the Russian Intelligence, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the biography of the Soviet spy Richard Sorge based on declassified documents from the Russian archives and the various Russian publications as reported in a book by the well-known Russian journalist and historical researcher Elena Prudnikova entitled “Richard Sorge: Who Was He Really?” published in Moscow in 2015. You won’t find this book in English and that is what makes Professor Kovacevic’s show on the Soviet and Russian intelligence activities unique in the English-speaking media sphere. The key issue he examines is what made the Russian-born German national Richard Sorge worthy of being called the Communist James Bond. Do not miss this exclusive edition of Tales from the Russian Intelligence!

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Show Notes

Елена А. Прудникова [Elena Prudnikova]. Рихард Зорге. Кто он >на самом деле? [Richard Sorge. Who Was He Really?]. — Мoсква [Moscow]: Эксмо, 2015.

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  1. Clifton N Wayne says:

    Excellent video Professor Kovacevic, I really enjoyed watching this. Sounds like an exciting – but dangerous life Richard Sorge had.

  2. Dudley Dacosta says:

    Very Entertaining and Informative thanks Filip

  3. Max Havelaar says:

    Nice storyline and ending music. Operation Barbarossa destroyed Sorge personally, apparently.

    The immortal fear of Wallstreet Billionaires: an alliance between Russia ad Germany! Now a worse alliance is shaping: Russia – China – Turkey – Iran.

  4. Richard Williams says:

    Very interesting and informative, but what was the point – to rehabilitate a Russian spy? How does that help us?

  5. catherine ladd says:

    Dear doctor Kovachavich; Interesting topic with unfortunate Hollywood movie excerpts interspersed with historical footage., completely pandering to iphone meme generation. Please don’t mix historical footage with ridiculous fantasy/fictional Hollywood schlock. It is a distraction from an otherwise fascinating story.

  6. William Field says:

    Fantastic work. Thankyou Proff Filip.

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