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Cryptonym: BEVISION

Definition:
Project using the Polish defector Michael Goleniewski
Status:
Unknown
Discussion:
Author John Newman believes that Goleniewski was the one who initially spurred Angleton to begin his molehunts.
Sources:

1993.08.13.17:03:02:.Security File on Herman Edward Kimsey

1970 memo: Under the title "Herman E. Kimsey Shenanigans", the Office of Security relays the latest on Kimsey "of BEVISION fame".

Roy Pateman, Residual Uncertainty

BEVISION informed that George Blake had fallen in the Soviets in 1958. He also informed the Germans that their counterintelligence chief Heinz Felfe was in the control of the Soviets.

Jeffrey T. Richelson, A Century of Spies

In Dec 1960 BEVISION defected to West Berlin.

104-10120-10622: KIMSEY'S DISSERTATION ON THE HEIRS TO THE ROMANOV FORTUNE; ANASTASIA AND ALEXEI

12/9/64 memo from Ralph E. Tobiassen to Director of Security: Identifies ()VISION as OS #240 003. Kimsey referred to ()VISION.throughout the interview as "Tsarevich" (son of the last czar of Russia) and that Eugenia Smith of NYC was in fact the real Anastasia and thus ()VISION's sister. Kimsey, as a former questioned documents analyst, was considered by his associate polygraph expert Cleve Baxter to be a good candidate to help ()VISION sort out a large volume of material.

104-10250-10064 SUBJECT: LTR DTD 27 JAN 68 FROM THOMAS DE BAGGIO TO MR. HERMAN KIMSEY

Feb. 1968 memo to Chief LEOB/SRS: Goleniewski is identified as #240003. "The Director of Security is cognizant of latest developments in Subject's claims against the Agency. The latest memorandum in the file dated 3 August 1967 recommends that a final stand be taken against Goleniewski; that no further efforts be made to placate him and observed that the news media is no longer listening to his pretension to be the Crown Prince of Alexi Romanoff."

Contributors:
Bill Simpich

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