Deadly Illusions by Oleg Tsarev
The KGB Orlov Dossier Reveals Stalin's Master Spy

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A portrait of Alexander Orlov describes the life and exploits of the former Soviet spymaster, detailing his role in the creation of CHEKA, the original Soviet intelligence service; his recruitment of the Cambridge spies; and his flight from Stalin. 50,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo.
 

About Oleg Tsarev

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Tsarev is a former lieutenant-colonel in the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service.
 
Published June 8, 1993 by Crown. 538 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Orlov proved a natural spy and, according to his 17- volume Kremlin file, played a leading role in the creation of the UK's Cambridge network (Kim Philby et al.) as well as the Berlin section of the ``Red Orchestra,'' a band of underground agents whose feats helped determine the course of WW II a...

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Soviet master spy Alexander Orlov (1895-1973), who defected to the U.S. in 1952 to denounce Stalin's crimes, was eulogized in the U.S. Senate for helping America fight the Cold War. But this astonishi

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Soviet master spy Alexander Orlov (1895-1973), who defected to the U.S. in 1952 to denounce Stalin's crimes, was eulogized in the U.S. Senate for helping America fight the Cold War.

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London Review of Books

I had met the Russian side of the Kroger producers in London and late in 1990 one of its members, Colonel Igor Prelin, then still with the KGB, came to see me and asked if I would be interested in coming to Moscow to discuss writing a book about ‘the Oxford spy ring’ – as distinct from the Cambri...

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