On October 18, 1941, Soviet spy Richard Sorge, an illegal alien, was arrested by the Japanese police. Historically, Richard Sorge was "assigned" the role of the chief Soviet agent, an illegal immigrant, after Nikita Khrushchev watched a foreign film on the "Russian agent." Foreign filmmakers showed Sorge as a playboy and frequenter of fashionable cocktail parties.
According to the recollections of eyewitnesses, Khrushchev learned that the Soviet spy was not a movie character but a hero of the "invisible front", when at the showing of a French movie "Who are you, Dr. Sorge?" the leaders of the Soviet military intelligence reported him about it. The central organ of the CPSU Central Committee "Pravda" on September 4, 1964 published an article about Richard Sorge.