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Alexandre Feklisov
Alexandre Feklisov

Aleksandr Semyonovich Feklisov 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 fromn 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 reports at least 50 meetings with Julius Rosenberg. The KGB emblem and motto: The sword and the shield For other meanings, see KGB (disambiguation). ... The Rosenbergs Ethel Greenglass Rosenberg (1915-1953) and Julius Rosenberg (1918-1953) were American Communists who captured and maintained world attention after being tried, convicted, and executed for spying for the Soviet Union. ... Emil Julius Klaus Fuchs (b. ... The Communist Party of the United States of America (CPUSA) is one of several Marxist-Leninist groups in the United States. ... Espionage is the practice of obtaining secrets (spying) from rivals or enemies for military, political, or economic advantage. ...


Feklisov stated Ethel Rosenberg, as a "probationer", did not meet directly with Soviet Agent handlers though she assisted Julius's activities and the product of other members of the group. In August 1946 Feklisov returned to the USSR. By the late 1940's, Feklisov was transferred to the London Rezidentura. Eventually Feklisov was transferred back to the United States and became the Washington, D.C. Rezident, or KGB Station Chief from 1960 –1964. His cover name at that time was Aleksandr Fomin. As KGB Rezident, Feklisov (Fomin) proposed what became the basis for resolution of the Cuban Missile Crisis, the removal of missiles from Cuba in exchange for a promise that the United States not invade the island nation. Agent handler is a generic term common to many intelligence organizations which can be applied to Case Officers, those who aspire to be Case officers, controllers, contacts, couriers and other assorted trainees. ... The Cuban Missile Crisis was a tense confrontation between the Soviet Union and the United States over the Soviet deployment of nuclear missiles in Cuba. ...


Reference

  • Feklisov, Alexandre, The Man Behind the Rosenbergs: Memoirs of the KGB Spymaster Who Also Controlled Klaus Fuchs and Helped Resolve the Cuban Missile Crisis, New York: Enigma, 2001

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Alexandre Feklisov - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (291 words)
Feklisov worked as a KGB case officer in the Russian consulate office in New York from 1940-1946.
Feklisov stated Ethel Rosenberg, as a "probationer", did not meet directly with Soviet Agent handlers though she assisted Julius's activities and the product of other members of the group.
Feklisov was portrayed by Harris Yulin in the 1974 film The Missiles of October, and by Boris Lee Krutonog in the 2000 film Thirteen Days.
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