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The famous Soviet intelligence officer George Blake - 95

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Last Saturday, legendary Soviet intelligence officer George Blake (George Behar - birth name) celebrated his 95 anniversary. Born in Rotterdam, Holland, he participated in the local resistance during World War II and was eventually forced to move to Britain, fleeing from the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. A few years later he received a military education, entered the British secret service MI6. His tasks included the recruitment of agents of British intelligence in the countries of Eastern Europe, the so-called socialist camp.


According to personal convictions (due to his enthusiasm for communist ideas) and after receiving testimonies about the atrocities of Western countries in Korea, George Blake eventually went to serve in Soviet intelligence and for a long time passed to Moscow secret information about the activities of MI6. Thanks to Blake, dozens of agents of Western intelligence services who worked against the USSR were exposed. Information was received about the so-called Berlin tunnel.

After some time, he was exposed in Britain and ended up in prison, having received a record term on this case from the court - 42 year of imprisonment. He escaped from prison, moved to Moscow, where he still lives. He received the title of colonel of the KGB. For a long time he taught at the Academy of the Foreign Intelligence Service of Russia.

The famous Soviet intelligence officer George Blake - 95


In the program “News on Saturday,” Sergey Brilev, during an interview, asked Blake if he was regretting his transfer to the service of the Country of Soviets.
To which Georgy Ivanovich (that is Blake’s name in Russia) replied that if he had such an opportunity, he would repeat his life path.

George Blake expressed the hope that in a certain time they would begin their revival of the idea of ​​a society of social justice and true equality, which suddenly disappeared with the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Congratulations to the renowned scout with 95 anniversary!
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  1. 210ox
    210ox 13 November 2017 06: 36 New
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    I wish you health and sincere congratulations! hi
    1. 79807420129
      79807420129 13 November 2017 07: 55 New
      11
      Congratulations to the renowned scout with 95 anniversary!

      Health and most sincere wishes Georgy Ivanovich! love
    2. Lord of the Sith
      Lord of the Sith 13 November 2017 11: 44 New
      0
      Health and mood!)

      Video to the news
    3. Trotil42
      Trotil42 14 November 2017 08: 35 New
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      His whole life,; life of a man and a big man who does not give up his comrades and beliefs !! hi
  2. Same lech
    Same lech 13 November 2017 06: 38 New
    +6
    The famous Soviet intelligence officer George Blake - 95

    I wish this legendary man many years of life and health ... and then that GOD will send.
    1. INVESTOR
      INVESTOR 13 November 2017 08: 52 New
      +9
      It would be interesting to know the details of his escape.

      After spending five years in prison, Blake realized that he had no chance of being released through an exchange of agents. In 1965, [1] he organized his escape from Wormwood Scrubs prison with the help of prisoners Pat Pottle, Michael Randle, and Sean Burke. The escape was financed by the famous English director Tony Richardson [2]. Pottle and Randle were anti-nuclear activists in the UK, and Burke was an IRA activist. Pottle, in his own words, considered the sentence for treason Blake "a delayed death sentence."

      Preparing Blake's escape, Pottl carried a walkie-talkie into the prison, which neither the police nor the prison administration had been equipped with at that time. Unbeknownst to the guards, Blake communicated from the cell with his liberators on the radio. On a rainy Sunday, when his cellmates, together with the guards, watched a movie, Blake slipped out of the window imperceptibly and waited with a walkie-talkie in the hands of the prison wall, until on the other side Pottle threw a makeshift rope ladder over the seven-meter wall. Climbing to the wall, Blake jumped to the ground on the other side, injuring his face and hand. Pottle took Blake, half-fainted, to shelter, and then brought a doctor for him.

      Randle secretly transported Blake across the English Channel in a hiding place in the van, where Randle's family was also, by night ferry to Belgium and further to the border of the German Democratic Republic, where Blake alone crossed over into the German Democratic Republic. According to some reports, quite by accident on this section of the border at that time there was a Soviet officer who worked with him earlier. Blake was transported to the USSR, divorced his wife, with whom he had three children, and began a new life.
  3. Ankipelgygyrgyn
    Ankipelgygyrgyn 13 November 2017 06: 51 New
    +5
    Living legend ... Health, health and health again!
  4. Retvizan 8
    Retvizan 8 13 November 2017 06: 53 New
    +8
    Sincere respect for the man who faithfully served my homeland!
  5. newcomer
    newcomer 13 November 2017 07: 00 New
    +7
    I join in the congratulations to the legendary scout. somewhere far in his youth he read about the Berlin tunnel. thanks to Blake, ours initially knew about him. subsequently drove disu, special for “listeners“. for the main purpose of the tunnel was to get to the communication cables of our western troops.
  6. anjey
    anjey 13 November 2017 07: 06 New
    +6
    George Blake expressed the hope that after a certain time the ideas of a society of social justice and real equality will begin to revive,
    this makes sense, the cycles of human development are repeated ..., honor and respect for such convinced heroic personalities ...
  7. Herculesic
    Herculesic 13 November 2017 07: 07 New
    +7
    Man is a legend already in life! !! soldier God give him health! soldier That's about whom you need to make films and write books, here's a real Soviet Man! !!! soldier hi soldier
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  9. Yoshi
    Yoshi 13 November 2017 08: 49 New
    +2
    The scout is Soviet. Yes, those mazefaki whom he served, the Union profiled.
    To him - health and prosperity, to them - eternal shame!
  10. ROM1077
    ROM1077 13 November 2017 09: 28 New
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    handsome man
  11. starogil
    starogil 13 November 2017 10: 01 New
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    Something was not heard that the Guarantor congratulated the honored Citizen of the USSR and Russia.
    He had concerns in how to bury the memory of the USSR, discovering an analogue of the foreign "wall" in the company
    Fedotovs, Alekseevs and other lovers of tolerate centers and museums.
  12. alexhol
    alexhol 13 November 2017 10: 57 New
    -1
    For some, a hero, but for someone just a traitor.
  13. Bronevick
    Bronevick 13 November 2017 12: 15 New
    +1
    People used to be ideological, but now ...
  14. oldzek
    oldzek 13 November 2017 14: 25 New
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    health and many years. I hope to congratulate you on the centenary.
  15. iouris
    iouris 13 November 2017 15: 28 New
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    George Blake believes in communism and worked for communism around the world, so he began to work for the USSR.
  16. Sergey53
    Sergey53 13 November 2017 16: 53 New
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    Yes. Legend of intelligence. Health and long life.
  17. M. Michelson
    M. Michelson 18 November 2017 05: 19 New
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    Iron Man! Glad he is still alive.
    Congratulations and good luck.