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Cryptonym: AEFISSION

Definition:
Nikolai Ivanovich Trofimov.
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
He was a Soviet Agent in Mexico that defected but reportedly called the Soviets on occasion when drinking to discuss redefection.
Sources:

104-10172-10264: MFR CIA DEFECTOR WATCH LIST FOR THE SECRET SERVICE, https://www.archives.gov/files/research/jfk/releases/104-10172-10264.pdf

The document is a less redacted version of a prior release that features (https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=16292&relPageId=2) a list of compiled defectors the Secret Service was given by the CIA for surveillance operations during the visit of Russian Premier Leonid Brezhnev in the 1970s. Various Agency departments including the Domestic Contacts Service, Counterintelligence Staff, and the Psychiatric Staff recommended selected defectors for inclusion. It states that AEFISSION is Trofimov.

Mary Ferrell Chronologies, Volume 1 - Prior to 1959

A note from the Mary Ferrell Chronologies states that Nikolai Ivanovich Trofimov was a Soviet agent based in Mexico that sought aerial intelligence about the United States.

Contributors:
Carmine Savastano

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