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'''Richard Sorge''' was a German journalist who became a [[Communist]] and later head of a Soviet spy ring in Japan. Germany was Japan's ally and Sorge went to Japan officially attached to the German Embassy. He was also an accredited correspondent of a leading German journal.  
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'''Richard Sorge''' was born in [[Baku]] in Azerbaijan, then part of Czarist Russia.  His father was German and his mother was Russian.  Sorge became a German citizen.
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During [[World War II]] Sorge was a journalist who became a [[Communist]] and later head of a Soviet spy ring in Japan. Germany was Japan's ally and Sorge went to Japan officially attached to the German Embassy. He was also an accredited correspondent of a leading German journal.  
  
 
A number of Sorge's associates were arrested with him, among them [[Hozumi Ozaki]] and [[Kinkazu Saionji]].
 
A number of Sorge's associates were arrested with him, among them [[Hozumi Ozaki]] and [[Kinkazu Saionji]].

Revision as of 23:57, 4 October 2007

Richard Sorge was born in Baku in Azerbaijan, then part of Czarist Russia. His father was German and his mother was Russian. Sorge became a German citizen.

During World War II Sorge was a journalist who became a Communist and later head of a Soviet spy ring in Japan. Germany was Japan's ally and Sorge went to Japan officially attached to the German Embassy. He was also an accredited correspondent of a leading German journal.

A number of Sorge's associates were arrested with him, among them Hozumi Ozaki and Kinkazu Saionji.

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