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Name: Kim Philby                                                                 
Birth name: Harold Adrian Russell Philby                                         
Born: 1 January 1912 Ambala, Punjab, British India                               
Died: 11 May 1988 Moscow, USSR                                                   
Harold Adrian Russell "Kim" Philby or H.A.R. Philby, (1 January                 
1912 - 11 May 1988) was a high-ranking member of British intelligence, a         
communist, and spy for the Soviet Union's NKVD and KGB.                         
In 1963, Philby was revealed as a member of the spy ring now known as the       
Cambridge Five, along with Donald Maclean, Guy Burgess, Anthony Blunt and John   
Cairncross. Of the five, Philby is believed to have done the most damage to     
British and American intelligence, providing classified information to the       
Soviet Union that caused the deaths of scores of agents. This                   
damage was only lessened by Stalin's fear that Philby was a triple agent.