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By Gary Kern

This is the 1st e-book to recuperate all unique records published by way of the British records in 2002 and by means of the FBI, finishing the author's ten-year study.

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Soviet Union—Politics and government. I. West, Nigel. II. Title. 1247/0092 B In memory of Helen Bates Yakobson and those evening classes at GWU after Sputnik. TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction by Nigel West Abbreviations and Terms Preface to the Paperback Edition PART I The Killing Machine: Lies, Torture and Execution (June 1899–October 1937) 1. New Songs of Freedom 2. Legal and Illegal 3. The Counterfeiting Caper 4. Fascism on the March 5. Antiquarian in The Hague 6. The Other War in Spain 7. The Gemini Defectors 8.

He was on his way to becoming a razvedchik—an intelligence man, or in everyday parlance, a spy. As such, he began a double life, one overt and socially respectable, the other covert and subversive. ” Words with this root can describe a wry smile or denote a devilish sort of deception. In Russian the full pseudonym was Val’ter Germanovich Krivitsky, while its Latinized form was Walter G. 21 His first big job was to return to Vienna and work with a couple of friends preparing revolutionary literature for dispersal in Poland.

Surprisingly, Kremer was not promptly placed under surveillance; had he been, there is a possibility that other Soviet spies, perhaps Ursula Kuczynsky and Klaus Fuchs, might not have enjoyed such long and successful careers in espionage. Similarly, Krivitsky named an Austrian, Dr Arnold Deutsch (the man we now know to have acted as controller for the “Cambridge Five”), as an important spy codenamed STEFAN, and said that his wife had been his wireless operator. This fascinating tip resulted in MI5 checking on their telephone intercept records of the Soviet embassy and tracing a conversation made between an unidentified caller named “Stefan” and Arnold Schuster, the man MI5 suspected was the OGPU rezident in London in 1936 and 1937.

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