Kim Philby was a British intelligence officer, who became notorious in Great Britain for his role as a Soviet double agent. Indoctrinated into communist ideology while studying in Cambridge, he was recruited into the Soviet intelligence at the age of twenty-two. At the age of twenty-eight, he joined British Secret Intelligence Service and quickly rose in ranks, concurrently continuing to provide vital information to the Soviets not only during the Second World War, but also in the early stages of the Cold War. Eventually at the age of thirty-nine, he was forced to resign from his post when the disappearance of two of his colleagues put him under suspicion. But soon acquitted from all charges, he moved to Beirut, where he started working as a journalist. Finally, at the age of fifty-one, he defected to USSR, where he lived until his death, posthumously earning many medals for his services.