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Cryptonym: AEKICK

Definition:
The KGB, Soviet Committee for State Security
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
The KGB served as both security enforcement group, intelligence collection organization, and carried out the secret policing of anyone deemed a security threat within or without the borders of the Soviet Union. The group functioned similarly to the FBI with the inclusion of some powers given to federal police and the Central Intelligence Agency. They were noted for the developing methods to use "Executive Action" a term for modern assassination programs.
Sources:

104-10218-10032: KOSTIKOV, VALERIY VLADIMIROVICH, 201-305052

The document reviews the activities and associations of Soviet diplomatic, military, and intelligence officers and includes a mention of Valeriy Kostikov, a KGB officer, and notes he and another person identified were both associated with AEKICK.

104-10187-10009: CIA FILE (ASSET) PHOTO SURVEILLANCE OP.

The document refers to Vikto Nikitovich Kresov, and identifies him as being a member of the "AEKICK Office of the Executive Action Department". This would infer a connection between the prior document's mention of Valeriy Kostikov (104-10218-10032: KOSTIKOV, VALERIY VLADIMIROVICH, 201-305052) (another KGB member) who is also noted to be related to AEKICK.

National Archives Research Aid: Cryptonyms and Terms in Declassified CIA Files Nazi War Crimes and Japanese Imperial Government Records Disclosure Acts

An official list of cryptonyms, pseudonyms, and related terms reveals that AEKICK is the KGB. https://www.archives.gov/files/iwg/declassified-records/rg-263-cia-records/second-release-lexicon.pdf

104-10218-10007: LEONOV, NIKOLAY SERGEYEVICH.

The slug line contains the word AEKICK in reference likely to the subject of the report Nikolay Leonov who served as the chief of a KGB department and was known as a Soviet Latin-American expert.

104-10174-10065: FOLDER ON LOGANOV, VALENTIN SERGEYEVICH

The document refers to a Soviet agent with the codename AEDIEHARD that has been cultivating a Mexican source "attractive to AEKICK on basis wide range of contacts among prominent Mexicans."

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Contributors:
Carmine Savastano

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