Originally Posted by Webfoot Hero
But I thought that Col. Phillips and SSR were going to give him amnesty in like Switzerland if he gave any information on Red Skull's plans. If they did do this, then it's entirely feasible that Zola could have found his way into working for the Soviets.
It's also entirely feasible that he defected to the USSR, as I said, or was part of a spy swap with the USSR, like Bull said.
Any way you slice it, it wouldn't be hard to make Zola work for the Soviets at all.