Francis Gary Powers (August 1929 – August was an American pilot, who attended Grundy High School and whose Central Intelligence Agency spy plane was shot down while flying a reconnaissance mission over Soviet Union airspace, causing the 1960 incident.
Reino Häyhänen (1920–1961) was Rudolf Abel's assistant. After working as a spy in America for 10 years, Abel had become unhappy with Häyhänen over his drinking, arguing with his wife, and hiring of prostitutes. Moscow asked Häyhänen to return, but fearing that he would be punished or executed, Häyhänen fled to the U.S. Embassy in Paris where he revealed his identity as a KGB agent and alerted U.S. officials to the whereabouts of Abel, which eventually led to Abel's capture by the FBI
Donovan (American lawyer), negotiated 1962 swap exchange for American pilot Francis Gary Powers for Soviet spy Rudolf Abel; then negotiated the release of American prisoners held by Cuba after the failed 1961 Bay of Pigs Invasion.
Alwayswriteagain: Rudolf Abel’s Anglo-Jewish Connection? 'Where Pollard is just a criminal with an inflated ego, Mark Rylance’s filmic Abel is assiduous, phlegmatic and entirely honourable within the confines of the murky world in which he dwells'.
The movie looked at two major events in the Cold War, what was known as the Hollow Nickle Case, and the incident. In the Hollow Nickle Case, American agents apprehended a Soviet spy named Rudolf Abel who was exchanging information through a hollow nickle.
Soviet spy Rudolf Abel and actor Mark Rylance who portrays Abel in the Bridge of…
Berlin's real Bridge of Spies
Glienicke Brücke (“Bridge of Spies”) is over the Havel River between Berlin and Potsdam. On 10 February 1962, Col. Rudolf Abel, a Soviet spy, was swapped on the bridge for U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers.