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Glenn Harding Colonel Oleg Vladmirovich Penkovsky Colonel Oleg Vladmirovich Penkovsky is a name that doesnt ring a bell for most people However for many in the intelligence community this name is as about household as you can get He is a legend in his own right Those who lived during and through the Cuban missile crisis actually benefited from this mans activities Colonel Penkovsky was a joint spy for the United States and England He is often thought of as the highest ranking most damaging person to spy on the Soviet Union While most everybody is thankful for the information he provided there are questions to be brought to light For example why did such a devoted officer turn on his own country and spy for the west What were the motives to keep him doing such a thing To try to answer these various and complex inquiries one must start at the beginning Oleg Penkovsky was born in a small town on the 23rd of April in 1919 By 1939 he had graduated from a Soviet military school and had been part of a group called Komosomol meaning young communists He also went to war serving as a unit commander of an artillery unit Penkovsky was decorated four times during his 1939-1940 tour of duty After that tour he was injured and spent most of his time doing various assignments that took him between Moscow and the Ukrainian front for the rest of the Second World War When the war was over Penkovsky attended two military academies One of the academies was the Frunze Military Academy and the other was the Military Diplomatic Academy By 1950 he had married a woman who was the daughter of a fairly important general in the Soviet army At this time he was also promoted to the rank of Colonel and was a member of the Soviet military intelligence agency also known as the GRU He was
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