Stalin's Man in Canada: Fred Rose and Soviet Espionage (Paperback)

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David Levy is a filmmaker and historian of Canadian communism. This is his first book on the subject. He lives in Montreal, Quebec.

Fred Rose was a labor organizer, left wing politician, Soviet agent, and atomic spy. He was born in Lublin, Poland, and lived in Montreal where he joined the Young Communist League. Rose quickly became a member of Gaik Ovakimyan's North American NKVD network where he worked with Jacob Golos, Elizabeth Bentley's employer, providing Canadian passports for Soviet agents. In 1942 he switched to the GRU, Soviet military intelligence. Rose was elected to the federal Canadian parliament from a working-class district in Montreal. He was re-elected in 1945.

In September 1945 Soviet Embassy GRU clerk Igor Gouzenko defected, revealing an elaborate espionage operation to acquire American atomic research. Fred Rose was a major player in the scheme. Rose was found guilty of conspiring to turn over information about the explosive RDX to GRU chief Colonel Nicolai Zabotin, and was sentenced to a six-year prison term.

He returned to his native Poland in 1953 after his release from prison and died in Warsaw in 1983. David Levy lives in Montreal, Quebec.


ISBN 9781936274543
Genre HISTORY / Canada / General
Format Paperback
Pages 272
Publisher Date 2015-11-10 00:00:00.0
Publisher Enigma Books
Height 9.0 in
Wdth 6.0 in
Language English
Subtitle Fred Rose and Soviet Espionage
Audience General/trade
Authors Levy, David
Country of Origin United States
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