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June 29, 1949

Untitled report on Soviet activities in Lebanon

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Beirut, Jun 29, 1949

Number 158/ The Russian are still interested in following the movements of every German who arrives from Damascus after it’s been proven that Germans working under Colonel Hardin have influence over the Syrian President.

That’s why, yesterday, I saw agents of [page 2] the Russian Commission watching a German engineer by the name Viski Kardich, who arrived two days ago from Damascus and is staying at Hotel Mitahaus.  They were trying to seriously make contact with him.

The Soviets are monitoring Germans arriving from Damascus to Beirut.


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Emir Farid Chehab Collection, GB165-0384, Box 1, File 187/1, Middle East Centre Archive, St Antony’s College, Oxford.


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