In Tokyo, the ceremony of laying flowers at the tomb of the legendary spy Richard Sorge. The event was attended by Russian Ambassador to Japan Mikhail Galuzin, representatives of the military atasate and other staff of the Embassy.

“on 9 May on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the great Patriotic war Russia’s Ambassador to Japan Galuzin and employees of the Embassy laid a wreath at the grave of Soviet Union Hero Richard Sorge in Tokyo’s Tama cemetery. Diplomats paid tribute to the outstanding scout, who in the years in Japan has made an invaluable contribution to the defeat of German fascism and gave their lives in this struggle”, – said on the official website of the Russian Embassy in Facebook.

hero of the Soviet Union Richard Sorge showed extremely high effectiveness in intelligence work in Japan. He came to the territory of island States in 1933, where they extracted the secret information from the highest echelons of the Japanese government and the German Embassy in Tokyo. Japanese counterintelligence Sorge was arrested on 18 October 1941. Before his execution on 7 November 1944, Soviet intelligence was in prison “Sugamo”.