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The Spy Who Changed History


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Svetlana Lokhova is a By-Fellow of Churchill College, University of Cambridge. Her groundbreaking Master's dissertation on the founder of the Soviet intelligence service, Felix Dzerzhinsky led her to uncover a number of the most important archival discoveries made in recent years. She has worked extensively on the 'Mitrokhin Archive' and was until recently a Fellow of the Cambridge [UK] Security Initiative jointly chaired by the former head of MI6, Sir Richard Dearlove, and Professor Christopher Andrew, former Official Historian of the MI5. The Spy Who Changed History is her first book.


'The old Soviet Union infiltrated hundreds of young men and women in to Western universities to acquire intelligence - such "sleepers" are still active today working for Putin's Russia. Svetlana Lokhova looks in detail at the role of Stanislav Shumovsky who in 1931 enrolled as a student at the US MIT and helped to acquire the secrets of the Manhattan Project. Well worth a read is her 'The Spy Who Changed History'' Keith Simpson MP for Iain Dale Recommends

'[A] big, ambitious book ... There was a chink of light towards the end of Yeltsin's time, but Putin slammed the door shut on researchers ... Few have prised it open again, even an inch. Lokhova ... is one of those who have - and that is the strength of her book. It contains original material in a genre of retreads' Giles Whittell, The Times

'A superbly researched and groundbreaking account of Soviet espionage in the Thirties ... remarkable' Telegraph

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