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The VENONA Files

The U.S. Army's Signal Intelligence Service, the precursor to the National Security Agency, began a secret program in February 1943 later codenamed VENONA. The mission of this small program was to examine and exploit Soviet diplomatic communications but after the program began, the message traffic included espionage efforts as well.



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Information from SQ/LDR fleet about the German Air Force | 29 May 1944 (Release 5)
Source: http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/_files/venona/1944/29may_german_af.pdf
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Klaus Fuchs and Harry Gold | 16 November 1944 (Release 3)
Source: http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/_files/venona/1944/16nov_klaus_fuchs_harry_gold.pdf
''Second Identification of MLAD in footnote'' > Identification of MLAD in footnote | 26 May (Release 3)
Source: http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/_files/venona/1945/26may_mlad2.pdf
''DOCTOR's'' and ''NEIGHBOR's'' ciphers and secret correspondence to be stored at the Soviet Embassy in Washington | 1 February 1946 (Release 5)
Source: http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/_files/venona/1946/1feb_ciphers_stored.pdf
Reissue- ''MARS'',''KUMA'',''CHEN'';Free Germany Committee (A more complete version of documents previously released in second venona release on 10 Oct 1995) | 26 August 1943 (Release 6)
Source: http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/declass/venona/aug_1943.shtml
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KGB agents Boris and Morros and Alfred K. Stern | 4 January (Release 3)
Source: http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/_files/venona/1945/4jan_borris_morros.pdf
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Pay off ''ALEKSANDR's'' debts; mention of ''ARTUR'' | 5 November 1944 (Release 5)
Source: http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/_files/venona/1944/5nov_aleksandrs_debts.pdf
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Descriptions of ''RICKENBACKER'' and ''LINDBERGH'' | 2-4 July 1943 (Release 2)
Source: http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/declass/venona/jul_1943.shtml
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''ROK'' | 13 March 1946 (Release 5)
Source: http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/_files/venona/1946/13mar_rok.pdf
Moscow approves the recruitment of American Communist Eugene F. Carter as a Naval GRU agent | 10 July 1943 (Release 4)
Source: http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/declass/venona/jul_1943.shtml
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Identities of OSS Branches | 23 September 1944 (Release 3)
Source: http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/_files/venona/1944/23sep_identities_oss_branches.pdf
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Request for data on delegates going to ECHMIADZIN | 8 April (Release 5)
Source: http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/_files/venona/1945/8apr_delegates_echmiadzin.pdf
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ROUBLE provides State Dept. Telegram to KGB | 21 June (Release 3)
Source: http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/_files/venona/1945/21jun_rouble_provides_telegram.pdf
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Highly detailed breakdown of the Military Intelligence Training School | 26 May 1943 (Release 2)
Source: http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/declass/venona/may_1943.shtml
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Lend Lease | 10 November 1943 (Release 4)
Source: http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/declass/venona/nov_1943.shtml
Pablo Neruda is being assessed for KGB recruitment. Mention of the King of Romania. | 11 May 1944 (Release 4)
Source: http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/_files/venona/1944/11may_neruda.pdf
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Reports Bill Donovan will send Duncan Lee to China | 23 September 1944 (Release 3)
Source: http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/_files/venona/1944/23sep_duncan_lee_china.pdf
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Information through ROGEN from an assistant of colleague N | 18 January 1944 (Release 5)
Source: http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/declass/venona/jan_1944.shtml
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GREEN's'' information on war production in Canada. | 22 January 1944 (Release 5)
Source: http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/_files/venona/1944/22jan_greens.pdf
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Passage of a KGB message to Spanish Communist leaders | 15 April 1944 (Release 4)
Source: http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/_files/venona/1944/15apr_kgb_message.pdf
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ARTUR in Mexico, KARMEN warned of courier's arrival | 21 May 1942 (Release 2)
Source: http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/declass/venona/may_1942.shtml
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Detailed description of European assets | 22 May 1942 (Release 2)
Source: http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/declass/venona/may_1942.shtml
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Handling of an agent | 11 March 1943 (Release 4)
Source: http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/declass/venona/mar_1943.shtml
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Correction: Inquiry about . . . and ANDRE | 19 April 1943 (Release 5)
Source: http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/declass/venona/apr_1943.shtml
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Maclean reports Roosevelt to meet Churchill in Quebec | 5 September 1944 (Release 3)
Source: http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/_files/venona/1944/5sep_roosevelt_meet_churchill_quebec.pdf
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Congratulatory Note | 6 November 1944 (Release 3)
Source: http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/_files/venona/1944/6nov_congratulatory_note.pdf
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A personal talk between AALTONEN and ''KLARA'' | 7 October 1944 (Release 5)
Source: http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/_files/venona/1944/7oct_talk_aaltonen_klara.pdf
I.D. Special Analysis Report #1- Covernames in Diplomatic Traffic- Prepared by ASA I.D. | 30 August (Release 6)
Source: http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/_files/venona/1947/30aug_special_analysis_report1.pdf
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Enquiries about the RABBINATE | 16 September (Release 5)
Source: http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/_files/venona/1945/16sep_rabbinate.pdf
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Personal details on a writer | 25 January (Release 5)
Source: http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/_files/venona/1945/25jan_details_on_writer.pdf
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Security of the cipher office-corrective measures | 1 February 1946 (Release 4)
Source: http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/_files/venona/1946/1feb_cipher.pdf
Correction to: ''HUSBAND'' to discover agenda of Scandinavian premiers' conference | 7 January 1946 (Release 5)
Source: http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/_files/venona/1946/7jan_correction_husband.pdf
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Notification of impending arrival in Sydney of ''PALM'' | 29 August 1944 (Release 5)
Source: http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/_files/venona/1944/29aug_impending_arrival_palm.pdf
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3rd reissue of: Dispatch of LANGE and KOBLI to Leningrad | 6 December 1944 (Release 5)
Source: http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/_files/venona/1944/6dec_lange_kobli.pdf
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A breach of security | 9 September 1944 (Release 4)
Source: http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/_files/venona/1944/9sep_breach_security.pdf
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Instructions from London to the Mikolajcsyk group | 21 September (Release 5)
Source: http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/_files/venona/1945/21sep_mikolajcsyk_group.pdf
Intelligence report on Germany; and Request for instructions for KNUDSEN | 7 March 1942 (Release 5)
Source: http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/declass/venona/mar_1942.shtml
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Reference to interception of letters by censorship | 6 December 1942 (Release 5)
Source: http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/declass/venona/dec_1942.shtml
Difficulties regarding GRU agent Thomas Babin and his OSS associates | 29 July 1943 (Release 4)
Source: http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/declass/venona/jul_1943.shtml
Washington reports about General Vlasov's new organization that will fight against the Soviets | 3 May 1943 (Release 4)
Source: http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/declass/venona/may_1943.shtml
Soviet merchant seamen in Vancouver, Canada are being targetted by anti-Soviet emigres. Also a Soviet sailor reportedly suggested blowing up a ship | 1 November 1943 (Release 4)
Source: http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/declass/venona/nov_1943.shtml
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''Second KGB Source YUN'' > KGB Source YUN | 15 June 1944 (Release 3)
Source: http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/_files/venona/1944/15jun_kgb_source_yun2.pdf
IRONSIDE'S retirement and GORT'S new appointment; and LITTLE passes information on war production to Soviet Ambassador | 24 July 1940 (Release 5)
Source: http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/_files/venona/1940/24jul_ironside.pdf
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Discussion of the U.S. Foreign Economic Adminstration and the OSS | 29 November 1944 (Release 3)
Source: http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/_files/venona/1944/29nov_foreign_economic_admin_oss.pdf
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Reissue: Source to be assessed locally; ''ARTUR'' and DE FRUTOS | 16 June (Release 5)
Source: http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/_files/venona/1945/16jun_artur_defrutos.pdf
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Mostly unrecovered. Reference to KHARON | 15 October 1942 (Release 2)
Source: http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/declass/venona/oct_1942.shtml
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Journalist approached with a request of compromising materials | 14 July 1943 (Release 2)
Source: http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/declass/venona/jul_1943.shtml
The grief of a Soviet admiral - his comrades must send telegraphs of sympathy | 27 May 1943 (Release 4)
Source: http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/declass/venona/may_1943.shtml
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Reissue of: Mesages to Moscow signed by ''ShchEK'' | 29 March 1946 (Release 5)
Source: http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/_files/venona/1946/29mar_reissue_shchek.pdf
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List of Manhattan Project scientists | 2 December 1944 (Release 1)
Source: http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/_files/venona/1944/2dec_manhattan_project_scientists.pdf
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Reference to ARNOLD | 30 September 1942 (Release 5)
Source: http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/declass/venona/sep_1942.shtml
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Mostly unrecovered. Refers to New York #466 | 24 May 1942 (Release 2)
Source: http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/declass/venona/may_1942.shtml
The whereabouts of various deserters, including Elizabeth Kuznetsova | 1 June (Release 4)
Source: http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/_files/venona/1945/1jun_elizabeth_kuznetsova.pdf
More information on Marcel Gautier, and his association with Georges Mandel | 24 June 1944 (Release 4)
Source: http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/_files/venona/1944/24jun_marcel_gautier.pdf
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Greg Silvermaster hands over Top Secret report | 26 December 1944 (Release 3)
Source: http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/_files/venona/1944/26dec_greg_silvermaster_ts_report.pdf
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More cipher text | 2 December 1944 (Release 4)
Source: http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/_files/venona/1944/2dec_cipher_text.pdf
Reference to MALLET and the agreement with JOHNSON and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs | 29 October 1944 (Release 5)
Source: http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/_files/venona/1944/29oct_mallet_agreement_johnson.pdf
Report of the drowning of a Soviet sailor following a visit to a carnival | 4 February (Release 4)
Source: http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/_files/venona/1945/4feb_sailor_drowning.pdf
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Evaluation of various Soviet persons stationed in Portland | 3 January (Release 4)
Source: http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/_files/venona/1945/3jan_soviet_persons_portland.pdf
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DICK to carry out tasks with help of HELMSMAN | 24 October 1944 (Release 3)
Source: http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/_files/venona/1944/24oct_helmsman_help_dick.pdf
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Communication and other Administrivia | 17 August 1944 (Release 3)
Source: http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/_files/venona/1944/17aug_communication_administrivia.pdf
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KGB personalities BOLT and TSYGAN | 19 January (Release 3)
Source: http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/_files/venona/1945/19jan_bolt_tsygan.pdf
Communication referencing HARRIMAN, STALIN, CHIANG CHING-KUO, CHIANG KAI-SHEK and far-eastern affairs | 25 January 1946 (Release 5)
Source: http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/_files/venona/1946/25jan_comms.pdf
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Special Study | 13 August (Release 6)
Source: http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/_files/venona/1948/13aug_special_study.pdf
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Pilferage from Cargoes being loaded in NYC | 23 August 1944 (Release 3)
Source: http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/_files/venona/1944/23aug_pilferage_cargoes_ny.pdf
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Wavelengths and communications with aircraft | 5 February 1944 (Release 5)
Source: http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/_files/venona/1944/5feb_aircraft_comms.pdf
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KGB Agent Ivan Subasic, Yugoslavia, to fly to London | 6 May 1944 (Release 3)
Source: http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/_files/venona/1944/6may_subasic.pdf
Conversation with OREKhOV and LEON SOBKOWSKI with reference to PRUSZYNSKI, LANGE, BLOCH, SYMANOWSKI, KWIBCIN and RUDZINSKI | 11 February 1946 (Release 5)
Source: http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/_files/venona/1946/11feb_conversation.pdf
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Reissue- War Damage Reports | 4 November 1940 (Release 5)
Source: http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/declass/venona/nov_1940.shtml
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Ship message | 19 May 1943 (Release 4)
Source: http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/declass/venona/may_1943.shtml
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Lend - Lease matters | 6 June 1943 (Release 4)
Source: http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/declass/venona/jun_1943.shtml
Joseph Davies, former U.S. Ambassador to Soviet Union is trying to get passport for the personal physician to the Warner brothers for a visit to Soviet Union | 21 March 1944 (Release 4)
Source: http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/_files/venona/1944/21mar_passport.pdf
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Message from DIOG[EN] to SPRING | 5 February (Release 5)
Source: http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/_files/venona/1947/5feb_message_diogen.pdf
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MUSE | 18 September 1940 (Release 5)
Source: http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/_files/venona/1940/18sep_muse.pdf
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1. Inquiry about STEGE; 2. Query about certain books | 13 December 1942 (Release 5)
Source: http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/declass/venona/dec_1942.shtml