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Obituary of Fred Rose, Soviet spy

On Sept. 5, 1945, just after the end of the Second World War, a Russian cipher clerk named Igor Gouzenko fled the Soviet Embassy in Ottawa with 109 documents proving the existence of a Soviet spy ring in Canada. His revelations reverberated throughout the world and helped to ignite the Cold War.

Fred Rose, the Canadian communist MP unmasked by Gouzenko as a Soviet spy, died this week in voluntary exile in Warsaw.

Medium: Television
Program: Saturday Report
Broadcast Date: March 19, 1983
Guest: Merrily Weisbord
Reporter: Jim Sunstrum
Duration: 3:57

Last updated: August 6, 2013

Page consulted on December 6, 2013

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