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U.S. Senate asks Pearson for Gouzenko interview (poor audio)

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.

Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson responds to an American government request to interview Gouzenko.

Medium: Radio
Program: CBC Radio News Special
Broadcast Date: March 6, 1954
Speaker: Lester B. Pearson
Duration: 10:37

Last updated: October 24, 2013

Page consulted on December 6, 2013

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