Genrikh Lyushkov, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Genrikh Lyushkov

Soviet defector

Date of Birth: 01-Jan-1900

Place of Birth: Odessa, Odessa Oblast, Ukraine

Date of Death: 19-Aug-1945

Profession: politician

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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About Genrikh Lyushkov

  • Genrikh Samoilovich Lyushkov (Russian: ?????? ?????????? ??????; 1900 – 20 August 1945) was an officer in the Soviet secret police and its highest-ranking defector.
  • A high-ranking officer of the NKVD, he played a role in perpetrating Stalin's Great Purge.
  • When, in 1938, he suspected he would soon fall victim to the purge, he fled to the Japanese.
  • Thereafter, he acted as a major source of intelligence for Imperial Japan about the Soviet Union.
  • At the end of World War II, he was killed by the Japanese in order to prevent him from falling back into Soviet hands.

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