On the 29th of August 1949, the USSR set off their first atomic bomb, just four years after the Americans.
The speed with which they achieved this surprised the world. What nobody knew was that it was the result of espionage implemented at the heart of the United States. Stalin was able to obtain all the nuclear discoveries made by scientists who worked on the famous Manhattan Plan. At the centre of the operation was a very unusual female spy, Elizabeth Zaroubin. She managed to gain the confidence of great researchers such as Einstein in a story worthy of the best spy novels ever written.
For 50 years, Berlin was the symbol of the Cold War. The city at the heart of the intelligence war between the US and the Soviet bloc. Thousands of KGB or CIA, agents observed each other, cogs in the biggest information war in history.More info
In the midst of the cold war, a KGB mole revealed information that ultimately led to the fall of the Eastern bloc to the CIA. We tell the story.More info