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 Oleg Penkovsky

Oleg Penkovsky

Birth
North Ossetia–Alania Republic, Russia
Death 16 May 1963 (aged 44)
Moscow, Moscow Federal City, Russia
Burial Moscow, Moscow Federal City, Russia
Memorial ID 6880696 · View Source
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Soviet intelligence agent. He became an Intelligence Officer after attending the Miltary Diplomatic Academy from 1949 to 1953. He also served as an Assistant Military Attache to Ankara, Turkey, from 1955 to 1956. In 1961, he offered his services to British Intelligence and used British businessman, Greville M. Wynne as his contact. In August 1962, Penkovsky passed more then 5,000 photographs to British and United States Intelligence, of classified military, political and economic documents. On October 22, 1962, he was arrested for treason and executed the following year. In 1965 his journal, "The Penkovsky Papers" was published in the United States.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 26 Oct 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6880696
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Oleg Penkovsky (13 Apr 1919–16 May 1963), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6880696, citing Donskoi Monastery Cemetery, Moscow, Moscow Federal City, Russia ; Maintained by Find A Grave .