Language Matters

Kathleen Stein Smith, Ph.D

Rudolf Abel: The Soviet spy who grew up in England

“‘A skilled linguist – a native English speaker, as well as Russian and German from his parents and French from Monkseaton Grammar School – he got a job as a translator.’

What, though, of the way he spoke? If Abel was brought up on Tyneside would he not have had an identifiable Geordie accent?

Like many aspects of the spy’s life, the matter is shrouded in mystery.”

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