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Aleksandr Opperput

State security officer

Aleksandr Opperput, USSR State security officer.

Background

Opperput, Aleksandr was born in 1895.

Career

Very successful field operative of the Trest cover organization of the GPU. Infiltrated anti-communist groups in the West in the 1920s. Joined the groups which were sent by Kutepov into the USSR and handed them over to the GPU. Called the ‘Soviet Azef. During World War II, arrested in Kiev by the Gestapo and shot.