Aleksey Botyan

soviet and Russian intelligence officer
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Aleksey Nikolayevich Botyan (Russian: Алексей Николаевич Ботян; 10 February 1917 – 13 February 2020) was a Soviet-Russian spy and intelligence officer.[1] He was awarded the title of Hero of the Russian Federation in 2007 for his role in protecting the Polish city of Kraków from destruction by the Nazis in January 1945.[2]

Botyan died in Moscow on 13 February 2020, at the age of 103.[3]


  1. "Fallece Alexéi Botián, legendario agente de inteligencia soviético que lideró el operativo de rescate de Cracovia durante la II Guerra Mundial". RT (in Spanish). 13 February 2020.
  2. "Russian WWII Intelligence Veteran Botyan Dies at 103". The New York Times. 13 February 2020. Archived from the original on 13 February 2020. Retrieved 27 February 2020.
  3. "Умер разведчик Алексей Ботян" (in Russian). RIA Novosti. 13 February 2020.