Lists of Soviet officials in the UK (KV 6/70-73)

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Lists of Soviet officials in the UK (KV 6/70-73)

The Security Service maintained detailed lists of Soviet officials stationed in the United Kingdom, based on Foreign Office updates and supplemented from other sources.

These four files now released contain lists for the period 1945-1955. The lists take various forms and include at different times the following information: name and name of spouse; official role; dates of arrival and departure in the UK; where the subject arrived from; remarks on nationality; British address; place and date of birth; and passport numbers.

KV 6/72 (1949-1950) includes an organisational chart of the Soviet embassy and trade delegation (serial 68a). KV 6/73 (1952-1955) includes the original visa applications and passports of ten Soviet officials, forwarded to the Security Service by the Passport Control Office, which had in turn received them from the British Embassy Visa Section in Moscow.