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NUCLEAR NORTH: How a Canadian defection kicked off the Cold War
Bryan Passifiume


A hooded Igor Gouzenko conducts an interview in Ken Ross in 1968 for Toronto radio station CFGM, the predecessor to today's Global News Radio 640. Post

George Brown passed away at 63 in his Mississauga home on June 28, 1982.

Survived by his wife and eight children, Brown’s ordinary life in the years before his death does little to highlight his significance to the history of the Cold War.

‘George Brown’ was, of course, an assumed identity courtesy of the RCMP — he was previously known as Igor Gouzenko, a Soviet military officer who spent the Second World War as a cypher clerk in the Soviet Union embassy in Ottawa.

There, he was privy to the U.S.S.R.’s nuclear espionage program that successfully gleaned the secrets of the west’s atomic bomb program — advancing Stalin’s nuclear ambitions by years.

Read more at: https://torontosun.com/news/national/nuclear-north-how-a-canadian-defection-kicked-off-the-cold-war
Now, let me get this straight, the master negotiator was out maneuvered by Turkey? Turkey?


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