- Posted by rusgen
- On June 15, 2019
- 1952, intelligence, passport, Soviet, USSR
We continue working on the book on the history of Soviet Passports.
While researching we found several places which mention the “Directive of Ministry of State Security of USSR # 53 dated 10 April 1952” (Директива
(Указание) МГБ СССР № 53 от 10 апреля 1952) “on finding persons whose passport has the series ЦЧ” (о выявлении лиц, имеющих паспорта серии ЦЧ). Another source clearly states that “All passports with this series are counterfeit”. It might be the interesting small blunder of post-WW2 US/UK intelligence none wrote about.
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