I was a deep cover KGB spy – Part 1


If you’ve seen the TV drama series, “The Americans” you’ll be fascinated by this episode. Albrecht Dittrich was an East German graduate student and a true believer in the Communist cause when he was recruited by the KGB in 1970. He spent ten years as an undercover KGB agent in the United States.

He is the longest surviving known member of the KGB illegals programme that operated during the Cold War.

In this episode, we talk about his first days his early life in East Germany as well as his recruitment and training in Berlin & Moscow.

It’s an amazing insight into the mind and personality of a secret agent and the immense pressures he was under in the 10 years he served his KGB masters.

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I am delighted to welcome Albrecht Dittrick aka Jack Barsky  to our Cold War conversation…

Part 2 is available here https://coldwarconversations.com/episode141/

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