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1930s under the name of Antonio Gonsales, Lieutenant of republican
fleet, Gurevich participated in the Spanish civil war as a volunteer;
at the same time he was conducting intelligence work. Then under the
name of Vincente Sierra he appeared in Bruxelles. Before the WWII and
during the war Gurevich worked in Europe under the pseudonym of Kent,
the paper expands.
In March 1940, Kent reported to Moscow on preparations of Germany to
attack the Soviet Union. Then he personally adjusted contacts with a
high-ranking German officer and anti-fascist Shulze-Boysen that enabled
the Soviet military intelligence to receive important information on a
regular basis, Moy rayon notes.
Gurevich has been mentioned as a member of the underground anti-fascist
organization Red Chapel, however, he denied that such an organization
existed. According to Gurevich, it was the code name of a network of
anti-fascist groups in Germany, Belgium, France, Switzerland providing
intelligence for the Soviets. In November, 1942, Gurevich was arrested
in Marseilles. Online paper Forum.msk writes that even there he managed
to recruit several German counterspies, including adviser Panviz. After
the end of the WWII, in June, 1945, Gurevich delivered these persons to
Moscow together with important papers of the German Reich Main Security
Office (RHSA), according to Vladimir Peshchersky, a KGB Colonel and a
former foreign intelligence agent, cited by Moy rayon.
In the prison of the People's Commissariat of Interior (NKVD) in 1947,
he was sentenced to 20 years for treason. In 1955, after Stalin’s
death, Gurevich was released but not rehabilitated. In 1958 he was
detained again and spent two more years in a labour camp. Only in 1991
Anatoly Gurevich was rehabilitated.
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