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Lt. Col. Oleg Penkovsky: Western Spy in Soviet GRU

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This group of documents highlights the highs and lows of the intelligence business. The recruitment of a well-placed spy, in this case a high-ranking Soviet military intelligence officer, lessened the tensions of the Cold War by providing information on the intentions, strength, and technological advancement of the Soviet Union. At the same time, the enormous risks for the spy himself became evident in the fate of Penkovsky -- shot as a traitor by the Soviets in 1963 for spying for the US and UK. These documents provide over-the-shoulder looks from the perspective of the CIA Director as well as from Penkovsky himself in operational meeting reports. This collection offers insights on the spy's motives as well as the fruit of his espionage for us.

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(BLANK) FORWARDING OF MATERIAL RECEIVED 27 AUGUST

Document Number: 0000012365
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8
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(BLANK) HAD DINNER WITH FEDORENKO EVE 27 MAY

Document Number: 0000012431
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2
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(BLANK) MEETING WITH (BLANK) AT FOURTH OF JULY RECEPTION

Document Number: 0000012359
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7
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DOC_0000012359.pdf310.79 KB

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(BLANK) OPERATIONAL PLAN

Document Number: 0000012390
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9
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DOC_0000012390.pdf467.43 KB

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(DOC UNDATED - PUB DATE EST) THE 1 MAY U-2 INCIDENT AND POWERS' FATE

Document Number: 0000012388
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2
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DOC_0000012388.pdf81.54 KB

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(DOC UNDATED-PUB DATE EST) THE U-2 INCIDENT OF 1 MAY 1960

Document Number: 0000012389
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1
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DOC_0000012389.pdf67.31 KB

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(DOC UNDATED-PUB DATE EST) LIST OF MATERIALS AND DOCUMENTS TO BE SENT

Document Number: 0000012275
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DOC_0000012275.pdf47.87 KB

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(DOC UNDATED-PUB DATE EST) MEETING NO 28

Document Number: 0000012410
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1
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DOC_0000012410.pdf72.21 KB

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(DOC UNDATED-PUB DATE EST) MEMO FROM RICHARD HELMS TO ASSISTANT TO THE SECRETAR

Document Number: 0000012279
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10
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DOC_0000012279.pdf1.62 MB

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(DOC UNDATED-PUB DATE EST) MEMO FROM RICHARD HELMS TO DIRECTOR CENTRAL INTELLIG

Document Number: 0000012307
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21
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DOC_0000012307.pdf1.31 MB

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