Special Sub-Topic: Spies And Spy Agencies
|Downed U-2 pilot Frances Gary Powers was traded for what Soviet spy in 1962?|
Rudolph Ivonovich Abel. Abel operated in the U.S. from 1948 to 1961 under the name Emil R. Goldfus. Maki was Abel's assistant.
|What British intelligence agency is the counterpart of the CIA?|
MI6. MI6 is also known as the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) and comes under the Minister of Defense. MI5 is akin to the FBI and comes under the Home Secretary.
|While not actually a spy, what CIA case officer left the agency, moved to Cuba, and wrote, 'Inside The Company?'|
Philip Agee. Agee's book listed the names of hundreds of CIA employees, one of which, Richard Welch was shot to death in Athens, Greece. The CIA blamed Agee for Welch's death. Agee was expelled from England, and in 1981 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that he had no right to a U.S. passport.
|What are the initials of the French foreign intelligence service?|
DGSE. DGSE - General Directorate for External Security (Direction Generale de la Securite Exterieure).
|Who was the British subject, turned Soviet spy, who recruited Guy Burgess, Kim Philby, and Donald Maclean?|
Anthony Blunt. Blunt operated from 1940 to 1945 as a Russian double agent while working for MI5. Blunt was knighted in 1956 when he was a foremost authority on Art History. He wasn't publicly identified as a spy until 1979.
|The KGB dissolved in late 1991, along with the USSR. What agency took over foreign intelligence operations from the KGB's First Chief Directorate?|
SVR. The SVR is the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service.
|What 20th Century female Soviet spy, lead spy rings in China, Switzerland, and England?|
Ruth Kuczynski. Kuczynski's brother and sister were also Soviet spies.
|The Mossad is the name of the spy agency for what country?|
|During World War II, this female OSS agent was relentlessly hunted by the Nazis. She escaped from France in 1941, then returned in 1943. She was known as the 'woman with a limp' because she had a wooden leg.|
Virginia Hall. Hall was from Baltimore, MD. After the war, she was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, the only American civilian woman to ever receive the medal.
|Who was alleged Soviet agent Alger Hiss' accusor?|
Whittaker Chambers. Chambers had been a senior editor at 'Time' Magazine.
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