Saturday, April 21, 2012

Ex-CIA officer sheds light on 1977 spy arrests in Moscow « intelNews.org

A recently retired CIA officer has spoken publicly for the first time about the 1977 arrest and eventual suicide of a Soviet double agent considered one of the Central Intelligence Agency’s most important assets during the Cold War.
Aleksandr Dmitryevich Ogorodnik was an official in the Soviet diplomatic service who, while stationed at the Soviet embassy in Bogotá, Colombia, was compromised and later blackmailed by Colombian intelligence into spying on Moscow. Ogorodnik was initially handled by the Colombians, with little success. Later, however, when he was moved to a sensitive post in the Soviet Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Moscow, the Colombians turned him over to the CIA.
He was handled by CIA officerAldrich Ames —himself a double spy for the Soviet KGB— who gave Ogorodnik the codename TRIGON...
http://intelnews.org/2012/04/16/01-970/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aleksandr_Dmitrievich_Ogorodnik