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Venona and some Soviet agents in the US

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#1 Kai-Petri



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Posted 25 November 2016 - 02:16 PM

According to the Venona decryptions, Stalin’s agents included:

Lauchlin Currie, senior White House aide to FDR, who alerted the NKVD (Soviet intelligence) to FBI investigations of its top agents. 

Martha Dodd, licentious daughter of the American ambassador to Berlin, whose passionate affair with the first secretary of the Russian embassy included passing confidential diplomatic correspondence to Moscow. 

Alger Hiss, chief of the State Department’s Office of Special Political Affairs, who accompanied 
Roosevelt to Yalta in 1945 and chaired the founding conference of the UN. This senior assistant to the secretary of state gave Soviet military intelligence diplomatic cables concerning Axis threats to Soviet security. 

Laurence Duggan, head of the State Department’s Division of American Republics and the secretary of state’s personal adviser for Latin America, who gave the NKVD Anglo-American plans for the invasion of Italy. 

Michael Straight, a family friend and protege of President and Mrs. 
Roosevelt who was recruited into the NKVD by Soviet spy Anthony Blunt while attending Cambridge University. 

Harry Dexter White, assistant secretary of the Treasury, U.S. director of the IMF, senior adviser to the American delegation at the founding conference of the UN, who facilitated employment for Soviet sources in his department.

Harold Glasser, vice-chairman of the War Production Board and assistant director of the Treasury’s Office of International Finance, who gave the NKVD a State Department analysis of Soviet war losses. 

Gregory Silvermaster, a Treasury economist whose spy network provided Moscow with prodigious amounts of War Production Board data on arms, aircraft, and shipping production. 

Victor Perlo, chief of the Aviation Section of the War Production Board whose spy ring supplied the Soviets with aircraft production figures and included a Senate staff director. 

Judith Coplon, Justice Department analyst who alerted Moscow to FBI counterintelligence operations. 

Duncan Lee, descendant of Robert E. Lee and senior aide to OSS chief William J. Donovan, who became the NKVD’s senior source in American intelligence; he divulged secret OSS operations in Europe and China. 

William Weisband, NSA linguist who informed Moscow that the Venona Project had deciphered its messages.


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Posted 25 November 2016 - 10:20 PM

I encourage all to google the 'Petrov affair'....she was caught at Darwin airport...
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Posted 25 November 2016 - 10:39 PM

The Profumo affair was even more fun...


Shouldn't Julius and Ethel Rosenberg be included in the list too?

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