Eduard Mark on Venona's ‘Ales’: A note

  title={Eduard Mark on Venona's ‘Ales’: A note},
  author={Diane J. Lowenthal and Roger J. Sandilands},
  journal={Intelligence and National Security},
  pages={509 - 512}
One of the most notable messages in 'Venona' is No.1822, which the NKGB's Washington station sent to Moscow on 30 March 1945. As the message describes an agent of the GRU who circumstantially resembles Alger Hiss, it has strengthened the position of those scholars who have argued that Hiss was a Soviet spy. John Lowenthal, Hiss's lawyer, urges that an alternative reading of No.1822 exonerates his client. A review of the evidence shows that factual considerations exclude Lowenthal's reading of… 
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In Re Alger Hiss: A Final Verdict from the Archives of the KGB
  • E. Mark
  • Political Science
    Journal of Cold War Studies
  • 2009
The notes and transcriptions that Alexander Vassiliev made during several years of work in the archive of the former KGB resolve many of the early Cold War's espionage cases. Hitherto unexploited