Yatskov, Anatoli Antonovich

   Yatskov joined the NKVD and entered foreign intelligence in 1939. In 1941 he was sent to New York under consular cover with the name “Yakovlev.” He was one of the officers working with Lev Kvasnikov in the collection of nuclear weapons intelligence through the Enormoz project. He was Harry Gold’s case officer, and thus was directly responsible for the running of Klaus Fuchs, the most important Soviet penetration of the Manhattan Project. After service in New York, Yatskov was one of the pioneers of Soviet scientific and technical intelligence collection and analysis. He also taught aspiring foreign intelligence officers at the Andropov Institute. He retired as a colonel and received several combat decorations for his work in foreign intelligence.

Historical dictionary of Russian and Soviet Intelligence. . 2014.

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  • Anatoli Yatskov — Anatoli A. Yakovlev (Anatoliy Antonovich Yatskov Анатолий Антонович Яцков) (31 May 1913 ndash;26 March 1993) was General Consul of the Soviet Union s delegation in New York City in the 1940s. His diplomatic role was a cover for his true… …   Wikipedia

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