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Cryptonym: AEPLEBE

Definition:
A Soviet defector with the surname Bimbli.
Status:
Documented
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 AEPLEBE is Bimbli and he is anti-CIA.

ORGANIZATION OF THE ALBANIAN WORKERS (COMMUNIST) PARTY, p. 4, https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/docs/CIA-RDP80-00810A006800280002-8.pdf

This document details the inner working of Albanian Communist groups and the method of acquiring membership depending on the applicant's background. This document details the inner working of Albanian Communist groups and the method of acquiring membership depending on the applicant's background. Among the comments included was information about one membership card of that belonged to a friend of the Soviet defector Bimbli.

OBOPUS BGFIEND VOL. 29_0048, p. 1, https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/docs/OBOPUS%20BGFIEND%20%20%20VOL.%2029_0048.pdf

This Agency document cites information gathered from two Bimbli reports submitted in the spring of 1955 from the aforementioned eventual Soviet defector and discussed his ongoing interrogation being conducted by related officials.

Contributors:
Carmine Savastano

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