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Vassiliev Notebooks

A collection of 8 notebooks and loose pages kept by Alexander Vassiliev while researching in the KGB archives. In the mid-1990s, Vassiliev researched Soviet espionage in America as part of an SVR-supported book project. His notebooks contain summaries of documents, transcriptions, and his own notes. Three versions of each notebook is provided: a scanned copy of the original notebook; a Russian transcription; and an English translation. See the introduction by John Earl Haynes and Harvey Klehr below for further background information as well as a file guide and concordance to the collection. See also Intelligence Operations in the Cold War and the Mitrokhin Archive. (Image, one of Vassiliev's notebooks, Library of Congress)