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Cryptonym: LINEB-1

Definition:
Double agent working for the CIA and the FBI as well as the USSR. Based in Mexico City, but would travel within the United States. Identity is unknown.
Status:
Unknown
Sources:

104-10215-10015: BAKULIN, VALENTIN VASILYEVICH (201-261813)

Valentin Bakulin, a Soviet military attache, was the "GRU case officer for LINEB-1, a DA (double agent) op being run into US from Mexico City. Turned agent over to Vadim Alexsandrovich Sheynok 7 July 62 then subsequently took agent over July 63 when SHEYNOK departed."

104-10215-10266: MEMO VALENTIN V. BAKULIN

May 1963 memo from Bill Bright in the Soviet Division: LINEB-1 was handled by Bakulin initially from January 1960 to July 1962.

104-10295-10061 OPERATIONAL/REDCOAT/CIMPROVE/VICTOR LUKICH KHUKHOREV

May 1963, REDCAP sheet: "(FBI) in Mexi believes (Bakulin) is vulnerable to recruitment or defection and approach being planned by joint (FBI-CIA)."

BAKULIN, VALENTIN (BALENTIN) VASILYEVICH (BASILYEV)

On Oct. 1, (1963 ?), Bakulin was observed at Soviet Embassy in Mexico City talking with Yatskov and Aleksey Ivanovich Garmashev.

104-10414-10342: LIST OF RECORDS AND FILES ON SUSPECT RIS OFFICERS

By October 1, someone at CIA made a data entry that "Y spoke to O" (Yatskov spoke to Oswald) on September 28.

104-10092-10338: CABLE RE MEETING WITH BAKULIN - NO WORD RE PHILIPINE ASSIGNMENT

10/1/63: LINEB-1 and Bakulin meet: Bakulin is put on continuous physical surveillance by the CIA’s Mexico City station unit known as LIEMBRACE.

104-10015-10173: CABLE CONCERNING LACK OF MEETINGS WITH SOVIETS SINCE ASSASSINATION

LINEB-1 one of at least five double agents that works on a regular basis with Mexico City station. The other double agents were LIJENNET-1, LITEASE-1, LISTEED-2, and LINILE-1. There were also three Soviet access agents: LICRAVE-1, LICUFF-1 and LICANNY-1.

104-10215-10259: CABLE: SUBJ DID NOT GO MEET SITE 16 AUG

8/24/63 LCIMPROVE LINEB-1 memo from Mexico City to Director: Sheynok left abruptly for USSR on 7/29/63, his family followed suit on 8/14/63. Departure seemed hurried and unplanned. "(LINEB-1) will try elicit reasons about Sheynok's departure, try get reading on (Bakulin's) state of mind." LINEB-1 had been traveling to Los Angeles. Unsure about "Castro Ramos". Bakulin told LINEB-1 that he was taking over again as his case officer.

104-10406-10324: LETTER:REQUEST FOR INFORMATION ON ITEMS LISTED 1-8

Memo from Robert Blakey to Scott Breckenridge, 6/20/78, asks for information on Bakulin "served at Soviet Embassy in Mexico City in 1959. Referred to in FBI files on Norman Rothman."

104-10215-10256: CABLE: APPRECIATE REF BUT PREFER NOT

12/29/63 memo from SR/CI/G F. Keith stating that "prefer not make cold approach to (Bakulin) on basis probable gain in form harassment would not warrant probable compromise LINEB-1 and LAROB, and adverse effect on long term targeting (Bakulin). Believe (Bakulin) remains good target."

Contributors:
Bill Simpich

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