Although settling in the English countryside with three children and a husband, Ursula Kuczynski was a deep spy and colonel in the Red Army with a transmitter in her Cotswold outhouse.
The stakes were extremely high but she was a mistress of deception being able to carry a “double identity” for decades while stealing UK secrets for the USSR. Her deceptive success was based on strategy, adventuresomeness, creativity and her unwavering belief that Communism would make the world a better place.
Having assimilated these fundamental enculturated lenses early on, she lived her life without questioning these beliefs. In doing so, she placed her extraordinary intellect in service of the military patriarchy of the USSR.