The Soviet spy Richard Sorge in 1940. Photo: Alamy

Stalin’s superspy in China and Japan: champagne Communist Richard Sorge seen in a new light in An Impeccable Spy

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The Soviet spy Richard Sorge in 1940. Photo: Alamy
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