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March 3, 1990 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Soviet intelligence had at least two "sources" working in policy-level jobs at the State Department in the 1970s, a former KGB officer said Friday at a crowded press conference. Victor Ivanovich Sheymov, a 33-year-old KGB major specializing in codes and communications intelligence when he defected on May 16, 1980, said he saw reports containing State Department documents on arms control and other foreign policy issues that could only have come from highly placed spies.
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March 3, 1990 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Soviet intelligence had at least two "sources" working in policy-level jobs at the State Department in the 1970s, a former KGB officer said Friday at a crowded press conference. Victor Ivanovich Sheymov, a 33-year-old KGB major specializing in codes and communications intelligence when he defected on May 16, 1980, said he saw reports containing State Department documents on arms control and other foreign policy issues that could only have come from highly placed spies.
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March 13, 1990 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Soviet Union accused the CIA on Monday of trying to sabotage improved U.S.-Soviet relations by encouraging a KGB defector to concoct a story of Moscow's espionage and assassination activities. Sergei Chetverikov, charge d'affaires of the Soviet Embassy in Washington, confirmed that the defector, Victor Ivanovich Sheymov, was a former KGB employee who disappeared in 1980.
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March 4, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
A blond-wigged defector from the secret Soviet intelligence service claimed Friday that he had tipped off the CIA to an alleged plot to kill Pope John Paul II months before the 1981 assassination attempt. At a press conference, former KGB Maj. Victor Ivanovich Sheymov fielded questions about the KGB, where he served as a communications and code expert before being spirited to Washington by U.S. agents in 1980.
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