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Full text of "KGB Reporting on Polish and Czech matters"

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Tf>n crrppT 





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Issued : M ■' t/^1968 
Copy Ho.: JO^ 
2ndBEI33tg 

1. 3ERGBJ IE2TS Ii"UAH KOSZULSH ("CANUCK") THROUGH JOHANNES 
ST^L ( "DICKY") 

2. OFPICSR, PAPAJfli; AND CZERNIN 

3. CHECK ON KOZINBTs THROUGH PROFESSOR LEBEDENKO 

4. KhAZAR REPORTS PERMISSION FOR [Bj5 VISIT] REFUSED TO 
PSTRINOVICh 

From NTJ TCKC 

To: MOSCW 

Nos.: 1039-1041 24th-25t v . July Sftfc 

(4 rwr+ *«««■«-— ?onplete] 

. 1. In tv- Utt *W — * h « p onan IWOTOT(HWhUL f SXIJ] (MnciT-r-ard 
"CANUCK[KA!tUKJ',j, the tarector of PAT[ii], has trie* n&fttl tines tt t*t 
in touch rtth 33G3J[iii]» SEIGEJ at first ignored [hin)[a] but recently toe. 
correspondent Johannes 27GEI,[lCS;jf;e.S STTL ! ] (henceforward lf DICKX[DIKl] n ) 
told hia that CAIRO had pro-Russian sympathies and was seeking contact with 
us - in view of this DICKI advised hia to Lake the acquaintance of S.[iv]. 
D.[t] said that ho had fcona C.[r..]'.7i] for three years, during which C. 
had always sharply oritirlsod the Polish Fascists and had wanted to give up 
his job but D. had advissd [hin][e] to rcnain at his post where, albeit 
partially, ha could counteract Fascist propaganda. UaJdag use of bis oover[b], 
SERGSJ oet C. throush the good offices cf D.. Having talked for a few cdnutos, 
they agreed on another DaetUig alone. C. told SSRGBJ that he understood that 
the future of his country depended upon friendly relations with us 

[14 groups unrecoverable] 

the estiW-hoent of good-neighbourly relations between POLAND and the USSR, 
h« stated that, having thought over the full seriousness and the possible 
consequences of his step, he was putting himself at our disposal and was 
ready to give the Coonunists all the infornation he had and to consult us on 
questions concerning his activities. C. emphasised that he could win our 
confidence only by doods and [roali33d][a] that f?3 «ch rork D.'s 
reoocnendotion was in our view insufficient. In reply he was told that we wel- 
comed people well-disposed towards us and that naturally the proof of his 
sincerity mold depe;;d upon hiaso-V . 

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[Part II] C. said [2 groups unreoovered] * a s Staking out pro-Soviet Poles 

[114 groups unreoovered] 
[18 croups unrecoverable ] 
[13 groups unreoovered] 

SERCBJ is convinced that 

[17 groups unreoovered] 

. Reoently one fact alone oonfiraed this. 0PPIO(0PITsEa][vii) [$ 
reported that] 



12 groups unraooverad] 

, in a conversation oith OFFICER [4 groups unreoovered] he would aak[c] the 
iPart III] Czechoslovak Minister PAPAKBK[viii) to put hin in touch Tilth SERGBJ. SERGBJ 

has never met CZEBWH[ix], Having mentioned the surname of SERGBJ, Cs.[Ch,][x] 
observed: "But he is in the sane* position hero as PAPANEKjisn't he?". (In the 
CWJnTBY[STRANA][xi] everyone knows P.[xti] as the leader [EUKOVODim* ] of thi 
Czechoslovak COHPI?nTION[KONKURSHTsIYa][xiii] in TffiE[TIR][xiv]), 

k» At present it is impossible to propose leaving Cz, 

[35 groups unraeovored] 

C. said that he aas born in WARSAW in 1899, his father being a teacher. In 
1915 he went to relatives of the same noM in XhAR'XUV, KIEV and ODESSA. He 
lived for a long tint in ENGLAND and finished his education at the University 
of CHICAGO. [CjS Later] he worked as Deputy Director of Design for General 
Motors and Crowley Radio. His last date of arrival here was Julj 1939. Please 
check on C. and let us have your consent. 

Bo. 577 HX[WJ][w] 

[Part IV] Reference your 5251 [d]. 

In our No. 573ioj we stated that wo had decided to chock on KOZINETs[xvi] 
through Professor I£BEDEHKD[xvii], Se shall telegraph the results and con- 
clusions in good time. 

No. 579 MAT 

Further to our telegram No. 567(f) 

PmBWVICh[xviii] has been refused permission to [# visit][2 groups 
unreoovered] BART, according to KhAZAR[idxj there is no ohanoe of leaving at 

the moment. 

No. 580 HAY 

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S/nBF/T3?8 



- 3- 

Motes: [a] Insortod, by the translator. 

[b] Literal^ "in the line of cover". 

[c] or "... he is asking/he till ask". 

[d] Jfct r.vailable. 

[a] m YORK'S Ho. 102) of 21st July 1944 (3/NBF/T459) . 

[f ) MOT YORK'S No. 1016 of 20th July 1944 (J/NBF/T377). 

Coaaents: [i] VIKTOR: U, Gen, P.U. PITH*. 



liij 


PAT: 


Polska Agencja Telegrafna = Polish 
Telegraphic Agency, 


[iil] 


3 EXE J: 


Vladimir Scrgeevich PRAVDIN, TASS 
representative in the USA. 


M 


S.: 


i.e. SEltGEJ (see ooooent [iii]). 


M 


D.: 


i.e. DICKY. 


[vi] 


C: 


i.e. CANUCK. 


trti] 


OFPICEH: 


Unidentified covernaoe. Also occurs in 
NET YORK cessages between 6th June 1943 and 
25th July 1944. 


[Tiii] 


PAPANEK: 


Jan PAPANEK, Minister Plenipotentiary and 
Director Czechoslovak Information Service, 
NEW YORK CITY, froa 1942. 


Elx] 


CZERNIN: 


Count Ferdinand CZERNIN, an Austrian amber 
of the European Council of the Free World 
Association forned in 1943 in USA. 


Ex] 


CZ.: 


i.e. CZERNIN (soe consent [ix]). 


W 


COUNTRY: 


United States of AUERICA. 


Cadi] 


P.I 


i.e. PAPANEK (see cooaent [viii]). 


[xlli] 


COITETITIOH: 


Non-Soviet intelligence organisation. 


[xLt] 


TYRE: 


NEW YORK CITY. 


(*t) 


Ltf: 


Stepan Zakharovich APHBSYaH, Soviet Vice- 
Consul in NEW YORK. 


(xvij 

> 


KOZEETs: 


Probably Vasilij K. KOZINETs who left the 
U.S.A. in late 1944. 




* 
* * 


[Continued svt^g^ 



VEisiONA 

TAB fEfftet 




[xTii] LBBMKD: 



[xriii] PETRIHOVTCh: 
[xix] KhAZAR: 




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S/NDF/T378 



Vladimir VUdiuirovich LEBEDZNKQ, 
Professor of surgery, XOSCOff University; 
member of Soviet Purchasing Coaaission 
in the U.S.A. 

Probably Franco KERIHOVICh, oroer of the 
Atlas Trading Corporation in NOT TORS CITY , 

Unidentifiod covornane. Also occurs in 
m YORK'S Ho. 913 of 27th June 19U* 
0/KBP/T1396), Ho. 1tH6 of 20th July 1944 
(3/NBP/T377), Ho. 1397 of 4th October 1944 
(3/NBF/T22) and Ho. 1508 of 23rd Octobor 
1944 (3/N3P/T99). 



S/lffl?/T370