They chose Soviets



  • Guy Burgess - second secretary at the British Embassy in Washington, defected to Soviet Union with Donald Maclean, also of the British Foreign Office, in 1951.
  • Harold [Kim] Philby - vanished from Beirut and was granted asylum and citizenship in the Soviet Union in January 1963.. He warned Burgess and Maclean, which prompted their escape from the West.
  • Bernon F. Mitchell and William H. Martin - escaped via Mexico and Cuba to Moscow where they announced their defection in 1960
  • Lee Harvey Oswald
  • Robert E. Webster
  • Sidney Sparks
  • Willard E. Valentini




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