Rufina Ivanovna Pukhova is a Russian memoir writer
Pukhova was born in Moscow to a Russian father and a Polish mother.
She was the last wife of Kim Philby, a Komitet Gosudarstvennoy Bezopasnosti (Committee for State Security) double agent who rose in rank through British Intelligence along with the Cambridge Five. She met Philby through George Blake. She is the author of The Private Life of Kim Philby: The Moscow Years (2000).
Rufina, before meeting Kim Philby, worked as a copy editor in Russia after surviving cancer.
She lived through World World War II as well as the Cold War. lieutenant wasn"t until Philby had defected to the Soviet Union that the two metropolitan