Venona 687 KGB New York to Moscow, 13 May 1944, Perlo group

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Venona 687 KGB New York to Moscow, 13 May 1944, Perlo group
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Reissue

(T910)

From: NEW YORK

To: MOSCOW

No: 687

13 May 1944

On HELMSMAN's (RULEVOJ) [i] instructions GOOD GIRL (UMNITsA) [ii] contacted through AMT [iii] a new group [C% in CARTHAGE} {C% KARFAGEN} {iv]:

[53 groups unrecoverable]

MAGDOFF - "KANT" [v]. GOOD GIRL's impressions: They are reliable FELLOWCOUNTRYMEN [ZEMLYaKI] [vi], politically highly mature; they want to help with information. They said that they had been neglected and no oone had taken any interest in their potentialities

[29 groups unrecoverable]

"STORM [ShTORM]" [vii]. RAIDER [REJDER] [viii], PLUMB [LOT] [ix], TED [x], and KANT will go to TYRE [TIR] [xi] once every two weeks in turn.

PLUMB and TED know PAL [PEL] [xii]. We shall let you have identifying particulars later.

No. 373

MAYOR [MER] [xiii]


Comments:

[i] HELMSMAN: Earl BROWDER.

[ii] GOOD GIRL: Elizabeth BENTLEY.

[iii] AMT: Presumably a mistake for John ABT. See also NEW YORK to MOSCOW No. 588 of 29 April 1944. (S/NBF/T110).

[iv] CARTHAGE: WASHINGTON, D.C.

[v] KANT: Henry Samuel MAGDOFF.

[vi] FELLOW COUNTRYMEN: Members of a Communist Party.

[vii] STORM: Unidentified.

[viii] RAIDER: Victor PERLO.

[ix] PLUMB: Possibly Charles KRAMER.

[x] TED: Probably Edward Joseph FITZGERALD.

[xi] TYRE: NEW YORK CITY.

[xii] PAL: Nathan Gregory SILVERMASTER.

[xiii] MAYOR: Probably Iskhak Abdulovich AKhMEROV.

25 July 1968

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