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Pseudonym: Roodine

Definition:
Roodine was the pseudonym for Frank Friberg, Helsinki Chief of Station (COS).
Category:
pseudonym
Status:
Unknown
Sources:

104-10172-10311: DISPATCH- REDCAP GRIGORIY YE GOLUB AND COSTILLE CONTACT.

03/13/59: Dispatch from COS, Withheld to Chief, WE Info: Chief, SR): Page 2: ..."ROODINE NOTE: When Costille first asked about the above invitations, Roodine advised him to accept for, as a member of the (REDACTION) it would be normal and not inappropriate. William L. Costille."

104-10262-10106: TRIP TO LENINGRAD, U.S.S.R., APRIL 10-13

04/10/61: CIA document from H. A. Sundvik to Mr. Friberg:

104-10262-10111: DRAFT: QUESTIONING OF HARRY A. SUNDVIK

04/25/61: CIA document: Pages 4-5: ..."He asked about William I. Costille. I said that Costille was outstanding. Then he asked if I liked Roodine. I said he was also in the outstanding group. He said, 'did you know that Roodine is with the intelligence service? 'No', I said, 'do you know?' I know as little about Roodine affairs as I do about yours'...Then he concluded by saying that Roodine is very nice even if he is with the intelligence service...Roodine asked Sundvik one final question. 'Is there anyone else in the embassy to whom Klimov has been cosying up, or is there anyone who might be susceptible to an approach?..."

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

08/03/61: CIA document: Page 10: ..."On 9 Dec (1959) about 0830 hrs, (REDACTION) called Roodine (KUBARK - CIA) at R's home and said that he would like to see him on an urgent matter - met him half an hour later, and he related the following..."

104-10185-10038: CABLE- RABNEY ETA 1155 8 AUG PAA FLIGHT 40.

08/05/61: Cable from Withheld to Director: LAURICLE: REF DIR 04362 (OUT 82657)** "Rabney (Arnold M. Silver) ETA 1155 8 Aug PAA Flight 40. Will contact Roodine at office unless otherwise instructed by close of business (REDACTION) 7 Aug. Will use name Mr. Jackson with embassy receptionist. C/S Comment: *Dissemination applicable to RYBAT (a high level of secrecy required to protect the message) LAURICLE (an action indicator for Staff D operations) cables. **Requested James N. Rabney visit (REDACTION) and brief Roodine sufficiently to debrief available source on general areas of LAURICLE knowledge."

104-10215-10109: CABLE RE: FYI FAIRLY RELIABLE WAVE SOURCE REPORTS

06/15/62: Cable from Director to Withheld and JWMAVE (Orig: Withheld, DC-WE-1): Slugline RYBAT KEYWAY PBRUMEN: "1. FYI fairly reliable WAVE source reports prominent PBRUMEN (Cuba) student group official defect and seek entry PBPRIME (U.S.) following attendance ZRPENNY (activity to counter Cuban student participation in communist-sponsored world youth festival in Helsinki in 1962). He departed PBRUMEN for HELS via Prague on 10 June possibly participate preparatory work ZRPENNY. 2. HQs considering attempt induce defection in HELS during ZRPENNY order counter ZRPENNY aims. However, pending further planning, request Roodine cabled estimate (REDACTION) capability support local exploitation defection and evacuation SUBJ from Finland. 3. If para 2 plan feasible, HQs will attempt induce SUBJ defection HELS through known mutual contacts PBPRIME."

104-10172-10215: WITHHELD

10/10/63: Cable from Withheld to Director: Slugline RYBAT AELADLE: "1. On 8 August Smunhook asked Roodine to his office where he then introduced Roodine to SMOTH (MI-6) CI chief Hinton. Latter said he on swing through Scandinavia to visit (REDACTION) told Roodine AELADLE (Anatoliy Golitsyn) now in PBPRIME (U.S.). Recounted incidents in handling and his own involvement in negotiating for AELADLE move to England. Remarked that at lunch with VALINK-1 on 7 October, VALINK-1 had asked whereabouts of AELADLE whereupon Hinton replied that he back in PBPRIME. 2. He also brought up Vassall and Paques cases, AELADLE role and how arrests made. 3. Smunhook raised name of Anne Marie Snellman (see REDACTION-2015) and asked Hinton why nothing has been done. Hinton appeared not to be familiar with case but said he would raise it with KUBARK (CIA). Whether he meant in WASH or London was not clear."

https://www.maryferrell.org/pages/State_Secret_Chapter1.html

State Secret: Wiretapping in Mexico City, Double Agents, and the Framing of Lee Oswald by Bill Simpich: Chapter 1: The Double Dangle..."NOTES...4...The following two memos, read side by side, make it clear that Costille is the pseudo for an agent named Robert Fulton, and that Roodine is the pseudo for Frank Friberg, the Helsinki chief of station: Memo by Harry Sundvik to Frank Friberg, late April, 1961, re trip to Leningrad, p. 7, HSCA Segregated CIA Collection (microfilm - reel 7: Duque - Golitsyn)/NARA Record Number: 104-10262-10106. Drafts of accounts of Leningrad trip, where Costille’s name is substituted for what I believe to be “Bob Fulton”, p. 4. HSCA Segregated CIA Collection (microfilm - reel 7: Duque - Golitsyn)/NARA Record Number: 104-10262-10111..."

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