ESPIONAGE: A Strand in the Web

During the war years when Russians had things free and easy in Washington, the FBI began to note with interest the comings and goings of an especially free and easy Russian named Vassily Zubilin. Zubilin's official post as a minor functionary in the Soviet embassy was, they discovered, only a cover. Under the aliases Peter and Cooper, he traveled about the U.S. getting in touch with Communist Party members and suspected Red agents. Years after he was recalled to Russia, a Soviet defector identified him as a secret-police general and an overseer...

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