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Sudoplatov, Pavel Anatolyevich

Born: 1907 AD
Died: 1996 AD
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Soviet Ukrainian espionage administrator, general, and memoirist

 

organized unit to track down and assassinate Leon Trotsky 1940, personally selecting Ramon Mercader as assassin

 

arrested with Lavrenti Beria 1953 and imprisoned in gulag (rehabilitated 1969)

 

publicly claimed that Soviet Union received nuclear secrets from J. Robert Oppenheimer, Enrico Fermi, Niels Bohr, and Leo Szilard during Manhattan Project

 

wrote memoir "Special Tasks: The Memoirs of an Unwanted Witness-a Soviet Spymaster" 1994