SPY FACT OF THE DAY
Rita Elliot

Soviet spy in Australia who set up a spy network in 1955 using the cover of a circus tightrope walker. She was very successful until Australian counterintelligence noticed that she entertained many men who were connected with nuclear research and other secret work. She was warned by Moscow to stop her spying activities and left Australia in 1961 to perform in India and Pakistan.


No more was heard from her after that. Her real name was Esfir Yurina.

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