Richard Sorge. Born in 1895, in the Russian Empire, a member of the German minority in Russia, he moved back to Germany with the whole family in 1898. Since 1914, Richard volunteered for Germany during WWI. While fighting until 1916 in the German artillery, Richard was injured by an accidental blast of a shell from his side and had to return to the civil life, having an official status of disability. During his time in a hospital, Richard got acquainted with some leftist German officers and accepted the Marxist views. He, eventually, became a member of the German Communist Party, and, while learning Economics, received a Bachelor's Degree in the University of Hamburg in 1919. In 1924, Richard Zorge moved to the Soviet Union. Soon, he became a Soviet citizen, and, in 1929, Richard started serving in the Espionage Committee RKKA. Then, since 1930, he worked in Shaghai, and in 1933, as an influential correspondent of two German newspapers, was sent to Japan. Richard Sorge's achievements in his work made a huge difference in the outcome of the war for Russia. In 1941, he predicted that Germans would attack Russia. However, Stalin ignored that message, which was a huge blunder in the defensive potential of Russia. Another significant prediction was that Japan was too busy fighting Americans in the Pacific Ocean. Therefore, Japan would NOT attack Russia. This allowed Stalin to take 26 divisions of the Russian well-trained and well-armed Siberian fighters away from the Far-East Front, and right away sent them to defend Moscow. They successfully stopped Germans about 40 km before the capital of the Soviet Union. Richard Sorge, 1940. Eventually, the Japanese found out about Richard's Soviet links, and he was arrested. In 1944, he was hung in a Japanese prison "Sakugama." His last words were: "Hail, Communist Party, Soviet Union, Red Army!" In history, he is regarded by many as the best spy of WWII.