Aleksandr Semyonovich Feklisov (born 1914) was the KGB Case Officer who recruited Julius Rosenberg and Klaus Fuchs, among others. Feklisov worked as a KGB case officer in the Russian consulate office in New York from 1940- 1946. His supervisor was Senior Case Officer Anatoli Yatskov (alias Yakovlev). Part of Feklisov's duties included recruitment of agent prospects from among sympathetic Communist Party of the United States (CPUSA) and its auxilary secret apparatus to engage in espionage. Rosenberg was among these recruits. In the period from 1943 to 1946, Feklisov would report at least 50 meetings with Julius Rosenberg. ...more on Wikipedia about "Alexandre Feklisov"
Anatoli A. Yakovlev (Anatoliy Antonovich Yatskov) ( 31 May 1913 - March 1993) was General Consul of the Soviet Union's legation in New York City in the 1940s. His diplomatic role was a cover for his true activities as an NKVD Senior Case Officer for the Soviet spy network in the United States during the 1940s until his return to the Soviet Union in 1946. ...more on Wikipedia about "Anatoli Yatskov"
Elizaveta Yulyevna Zarubina (1900 – 14 May 1987). She was known as Elizabeth Zubilin while serving in the United States, and also known as Lisa Gorskaya. Born in Russia of Romanian background, she studied history and philology at universities in Russia, France, and Austria, and was freely conversant in Rumanian, Russian, German, French and English and Hebrew. She came from a family of revolutionaries related to Ana Pauker, the founder of the Communist Party of Romania. She was one of the most successful agent recruiters, establishing her own illegal network of Jewish refugees from Poland, and recruiting one of Leó Szilárd's secretaries, who provided technical data. She was the wife of Soviet Intelligence Rezident Vasily Zarubin. ...more on Wikipedia about "Elizabeth Zubilin"
Genrikh Samoilovich Lyushkov (Генрих Самойлович Люшков) ( 1900 – August 19 1945) was an officer in the Soviet secret police and its highest-ranking defector. ...more on Wikipedia about "Genrikh Lyushkov"
Genrikh Grigor'evich Yagoda (Генрих Григорьевич Ягода in Russian, born Enon Gershonovish Yagoda) ( 1891, Nizhny Novgorod - March 15, 1938, Moscow) was the head of the Soviet secret police, the NKVD, from 1934 to 1936. ...more on Wikipedia about "Genrikh Yagoda"
Iosif Romualdovich Grigulevich (Иосиф Ромуальдович Григулевич) ( May 5 1913 – June 2 1988) was one of the most remarkable Soviet illegal operatives (an agent without diplomatic cover) during the 1930s and 1940s. He took a leading role in assassinating leftists who were not loyal to Stalin, such as anarchists, real and alleged Trotskyists, etc. in the period leading up to and during the Spanish Civil War. He was also instrumental in Trotsky's assassination in 1940. ...more on Wikipedia about "Iosif Romualdovich Grigulevich"
Iskhak Abdulovich Akhmerov ( ; Troitsk, current Chelyabinsk Oblast, 1901– 1975) was a Soviet spy of Tatar background who joined the Bolshevik Party in 1919. Akhmerov attended the Communist University of Toilers of the East and the First State University where he graduated in 1930 from the School of International Relations in 1930. Akhmerov joined the KGB in 1930 and participated in the suppression of anti-Soviet movements in the USSR's Bukhara Republic between 1930 and 1931. Akhmerov spoke Turkish, English and French. His wife, an American who worked for Soviet intelligence, was Helen Lowry (Elza Akhmerova), the niece of the CPUSA General Secretary Earl Browder. ...more on Wikipedia about "Iskhak Akhmerov"
Konstantin Ivanovich Rakutin ( , 1901- 1941) was a Major-General of NKVD. ...more on Wikipedia about "Konstantin Rakutin"
Lavrenty Pavlovich Beria ( Georgian: ლავრენტი ბერია; Russian: Лаврентий Павлович Берия; ( 29 March, 1899 - 23 December, 1953), Soviet politician and police chief. ...more on Wikipedia about "Lavrenty Beria"
Lev Vasilevsky, also known as Leonid A. Tarasov, was the KGB Mexico City Illegal Rezident during much of the period of the Manhattan Project. In 1943, Moscow Center of KGB intelligence activities in North America, decided all contacts with J. Robert Oppenheimer, scientific director of the Manhattan Project at Los Alamos laboratory, would be through 'illegals' only. Vasilevsky operating from Mexico City was put in charge of running the illegal network after New York Rezident Vasily Zarubin had been recalled to Moscow. Vasilevsky instructions were to control the network from the Mexico City Rezidentura. Bruno Pontecorvo was the conduit supplying the atomic secrets from Enrico Fermi. Vasilevsky provided Pontecorvo with an escape route through Finland which Pontecorvo used in 1950 after the arrest of Klaus Fuchs. ...more on Wikipedia about "Lev Vasilevsky"
Nikolai Ivanovich Yezhov (Николай́ Ива́нович Ежов́) ( May 1, 1895– February 4?, 1940) was a head of the Soviet secret police, the NKVD ( 1936– 1938), during the Great Purge. His reign is sometimes known as the "Yezhovschina" ("Yezhovshchina", Ежо́вщина, Yezhov era) after him. ...more on Wikipedia about "Nikolai Yezhov"
The NKVD (Narodnyi Komissariat Vnutrennikh Del )( Russian: НКВД, Народный комиссариат внутренних дел) or People's Commisariat for Internal Affairs was a government department which handled a number of the Soviet Union's affairs of state. ...more on Wikipedia about "NKVD"
NKVD Order № 00439 signed by Nikolai Yezhov on July 25, 1937 was the basis for the German operation of the NKVD in 1937–1938. ...more on Wikipedia about "NKVD Order № 00439"
NKVD Order № 00447 by July 30, 1937 О репрессировании бывших кулаков, уголовников и других антисоветских элементов ("About repression of former kulaks, criminals, and other anti-Soviet elements") undersigned by Nikolai Yezhov. ...more on Wikipedia about "NKVD Order № 00447"
NKVD Order № 00485 "О мерах, ограждающих СССР от проникновения шпионских, террористических и диверсионных элементов" ("On measures to protect the USSR from penetration of spying, terrorist and diversion elements"), approved on August 9 1937 by the VKP(b) Central Committee Politburo and signed by Nikolai Yezhov on August 11, 1937 was the basis for systematic repressions of Poles in 1937–1938. ...more on Wikipedia about "NKVD Order № 00485"
The NKVD Order № 00486 (full name: Operational Order of People's Commissar of Internal Affairs of the USSR by August 15, 1937 # 00486, Оперативный приказ народного комиссара внутренних дел СССР № 00486) instructed about repressions of wives of "traitors of the Motherland, members of Right- Trotskyist spying-diversional organizations convicted by first and second category since 1 August 1936". It was signed by Nikolai Yezhov acting both as chief of NKVD and General Commissar of State Security (chief of GUGB). ...more on Wikipedia about "NKVD Order № 00486"
NKVD Order № 00593, also known as NKVD Order about Harbinites (приказ НКВД о харбинцах, ("Харбинский приказ") by September 20, 1937, undersigned by Nikolai Yezhov regulated arrest and prosecution of former personnel of the China Far East Railway (KVZhD) lived in Harbin and reemigrated into the Soviet Union after 1935, when the KVZhD was sold to Manzhouguo. ...more on Wikipedia about "NKVD Order № 00593"
NKVD Order № 00689 partially recalled the NKVD Order № 00486 about "traitor of Motherland family members". ...more on Wikipedia about "NKVD Order № 00689"
NKVD troika or Troika, in Soviet Union history, were commissions of three people employed as an additional instrument of extrajudicial punishment (внесудебная расправа, внесудебное преследование) introduced to supplement the legal system with a means for quick punishment of anti- Soviet elements. It began as an institution of the Cheka, then later became prominent again in the NKVD, when it was used during the Great Purge period in the Soviet Union. ...more on Wikipedia about "NKVD troika"
Pavel Mikhailovich Fitin (ru: Павел Михайлович Фитин) (1907 Ozhogino, Kurgan Region, Soviet Union - 24 December 1971) was a Soviet untelligence officer. ...more on Wikipedia about "Pavel Fitin"
Pavel Sudoplatov ( 1907 - September, 1996) was a member of the intelligence services of the Soviet Union who rose to the rank of major general. He was involved in several famous incidents of the early Cold War, including the assassination of Leon Trotsky, and the Soviet espionage program which obtained information about the atomic bomb from the Manhattan Project. His autobiography, Special Tasks, made him well-known outside Russia, and provided a detailed look at Soviet intelligence and Soviet internal politics during his years at the top. ...more on Wikipedia about "Pavel Sudoplatov"
Semyon Markovich Semenov, ( 1911– 1986): graduated from the Moscow Textile Institute in 1936 with a specialty in power engineering. ...more on Wikipedia about "Semyon Semyonov"
Special Council of the USSR NKVD (Особое Совещание при НКВД СССР, ОСО) was created by the same decree of Sovnarkom of July 10, 1934 that introduced the NKVD itself. By the decree, the Special Council was endowed with the rights to apply punishments " by administrative means," i.e., without resorting to deliberations in the court. In other words, the term "by administrative means" actually refers to extrajudicial punishment. ...more on Wikipedia about "Special Council of the NKVD"
The border guard in the USSR was known as Border Troops or Border Guard Troops, subordinated to the state security agency, NKVD, later renamed to MVD. Accordingly, they were known as NKVD Border Troops and MVD Border Troops. ...more on Wikipedia about "USSR Border Troops"
Vasily Mikhailovich Zarubin (1894–1972). Zarubin was born in Moscow. In the United States Zarubin used the cover name Vasily Zubilin and served as Soviet intelligence Rezident from 1941 to 1944. Zarubin's wife, Elizabeth Zubilin, served with him. ...more on Wikipedia about "Vasily Zarubin" Don't hesitate to contact stuff on www.shortopedia.com NKVD
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