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Home NATIONAL40 Finnish contacts found in KGB archives
Fri, 12 Sep, 2014 12:03:46 AM
FTimes-STT Report, Sept 12

The political news outlets Verkkouutiset and Nykypäivä reported that about 40 names of Finnish KGB contacts in the period of 1972 to 1984 were found in the files of a former Soviet Union KGB archivist.

Some of the contacts are known but most of the names are new.

According to the Verkkouutiset, there are a thousand of files with information at the Churchill Archive Centre in Cambridge brought by former KGB archivist Vasili Mitrokhin when he defected to the West in 1992.

The Verkkouutiset published the names of the contacts in its report.

Kimmo Rentola, a political history professor who looked at the Verkkouutiset and Nykypäivä materials, said although many were knowingly in the service of KGB, some of the names may have ended in the papers unwittingly.

No names of politicians, senior business figures or important officials were found on the list.

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