Title: A life between fact and fiction : The history of Vladimir G. Orlov
Authors: Coudenys, Wim # ×
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group / Routledge
Series Title: Revolutionary Russia vol:21 issue:2 pages:179-202
Abstract: The name of Vladimir Grigor'evich Orlov (1882-1941), the Russian 'Ace of Spies', was attached to a series of sensational affairs of disinformation and espionage in inter-war Europe, including the notorious case of the Zinov'ev letter and the more obscure scandal of the Brotherhood of the Russian Truth. Indeed, disinformation and lies permeated Orlov's life to such an extent that biographers have had difficulty in distinguishing between fact and fiction. This article attempts to make a critical inventory of what can be known about Orlov and suggests a new hypothesis about his behaviour that takes into account both fact and fiction.
ISSN: 0954-6545
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Slavonic and East European Studies, Leuven
Area Studies Research Unit - miscellaneous
Slavonic and East European Studies, Campus Sint-Andries Antwerp
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