Life as a Soviet Spy with Jack Barsky

Open Minds with Regina Meredith
S16:Ep61 hr, 3 minsMay 7, 2020

After gaining the skills he needed to become a top spy with the KGB, Jack Barsky is assigned to infiltrate the US. In this second part of the interview, we follow the steps he took to arrive in the U.S. and start the process of posing as an American citizen. As the years passed, the discomfort of his secret identity grew, until relief finally came when he was caught by the FBI. This gives him a unique perspective on the polarization of ideologies that is diving the U.S., and the world, apart.

We also hear from his American daughter, Chelsea, who at that age of 19 first found out her dad was a soviet spy. She shares many of the shocking discoveries that came after this revelation.

Instructor/Host: Regina Meredith
Featuring: Jack Barsky
Video Language: English