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Kim Philby
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Born on 1st of January 1912
Died on 11th of May 1988

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Born 1912 - Ambala, India. Died 1988 - British double-agent.

Educated at Westminster and Trinity College, Cambridge where he became a Communist and was recruited as a Soviet agent. Employed by the British Secret Intelligence Service. Posted to Washington as liaison between MI6 and CIA but resigned due to communist sympathies. Defected to USSR in 1963, granted citizenship and became a colonel in the KGB.

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