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Cryptonym: PAWNEE-5

Definition:
She may have been Lydia Biddle. A REDSKIN student in Helsinki during the summer of 1959. Flirted with Gregoriy Golub, the Soviet consul in Helsinki. During September 1959, Golub began to offer "instant visas" for foreigners seeking to enter the USSR through Helsinki. Lee Oswald was one of the first to use this new arrangement.
Status:
Speculative
Sources:

104-10172-10302: DISPATCH - REDCAP (WITHHELD)-(WITHHELD) CONTACT WITH GRIGORY YE GOLUB

Pawnee-5 and her friend Pawnee-3 had a very friendly dinner with the Soviet consul in Helsinki and his wife.

104-10172-10291: DISPATCH- REDWOOD/REDSKIN/REDCAF/A/5 GRIGORIY YE GOLUB

The American consul gave his Soviet counterpart Gregoriy Golub two tickets to see Leonard Bernstein. Golub took Pawnee-5 to the show. On Oct 13 the two consuls had lunch, Golub thanked the American, and told him citizens could now obtain an instant visa to get into the USSR thru Helsinki. (Note: Oswald did just that on Oct. 14) After a great amount of flirting, Golub gave Pawnee-5 his wife's pajamas, only to return and "found her standing nude in the middle of the room." The story is that Golub slept in another room and didn't call her after that visit.

104-10172-10283: PERSONAL INFORMATION DATA, GRIGORIY GOLUB

Early 1960 memo: Golub and AEPAWNEE-5 (is that the proper digraph, hard to read) are seeing each other once a week.

104-10117-10038: GOLUB, GRIGORIY 1964-1970 (OS/SAG FILE FOR HSCA VIEWING.)

"From information contained in the file of Nikolay G. Makeyev, #261770, it would appear that the unnamed TRUD correspondent is actually Makeyev...Makeyev served as TRUD correspondent in Helsinki beginning in April 1958. On 4 September 1959 he was a dinner partner of an unnamed staff employee...he attempted 'ardent cultivation' of the staffer who was identified by the pseudonym assigned to Lydia Biddle...Biddle had driven her own car, and as it turned out, Makeyev had not, and solicited a ride from Biddle. He insisted on taking her up to his apartment, which she declined..." The previous page refers to Lydia S. Biddle, #88420.

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