Title: Testimony of former Russian code clerk relating to the internal security of the United States
Author: Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary
Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary (1955). Testimony of former Russian code clerk relating to the internal security of the United States. Questioning on January 4, 1954, in Ottawa, Canada, of Igor Gouzenko, former code clerk in the Soviet Embassy at Ottawa, by representatives of the Internal Security Subcommittee of the Committee on the Judiciary of the United States Senate, on matters relating to the internal security of the United States. Washington, U.S. Govt. Print. Off.
- 84th Cong., 1st ses. Senate. Document no. 5
- Senate document (United States. Congress. Senate) ; 84th Congress, no. 5.
Date Posted: September 28, 2016
Igor Gouzenko was a cipher clerk on the staff of the Military Attaché in the Soviet Embassy in Ottawa, Canada. In September 1945 he defected to the Canadian authorities. A Royal Commission established to hear testimony from him and others on Soviet espionage activities in Canada issued the report (18). As a result of Gouzenko’s defection 20 persons, including a member of the Canadian Parliament and employees of the Canadian Government, were tried for supplying information to a foreign power during the war and in the immediate postwar period.
This report is primarily the testimony of Richard Helms, Assistant Director, Central Intelligence Agency, concerning the preparation by the Soviet and other Communist intelligence services of fabricated intelligence reports, forgeries, distortions of genuine documents, and false news articles for intelligence and propaganda purposes.