The Deputy führer of the Third Reich of Adolf Hitler's Nazi party, Rudolf Hess was the main initiator of the establishment of secret contacts with Germany, Britain in the mid 1930-ies, evidenced by archival materials, said in an interview with RIA Novosti historian of special services, doctor of philosophical Sciences Vladimir Makarov.
Hess on 10 may 1941, alone, he flew from Germany to the UK. Documents about this event, considered one of the main mysteries of the Second world war, London is still not declassified in full. However, professional historians agree that Hess wanted to convince the British to conclude peace with Germany before the attack on the USSR. In 1946, during the Nuremberg trials, Hess was sentenced to life imprisonment, which he served in Berlin's Spandau prison. He died on 17 August 1987 at the age of 93 years.