Anatoliy Golitsyn (Central Intelligence Agency)

Michael Best filed this request with the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States of America.
Tracking # F-2016-00977
Due Feb. 11, 2016
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

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From: Michael Best

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

Records relating to Anatoliy Mikhaylovich Golitsyn (Анатолий Михайлович Голицын; born August 25, 1926), a Soviet KGB defector to the United States. He was known as "Ivan Klimov" when the Soviet embassy in Helsinki, Finland as vice counsel and attache. Please include copies of and records relating to what Golitsyn described as "Memoranda to the Central Intelligence Agency" and other materials prepared for CIA. Additionally, include records relating to his books, "New Lies for Old" and "The Perestroika Deception". I am also requesting a cross-reference with KGB defector Yuri Ivanovich Nosenko and records relating to the alleged 1967 failed plot against Golitsyn by the KGB in Canada and any other attempts to assassinate, discredit or neutralize Golitsyn.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Michael Best

From: Michael Best

It has been well over 20 business days since I filed the following FOIA request on Anatoliy Mikhaylovich Golitsyn. As you are aware, the statute requires a response from your Agency within 20 business. For your convenience, a copy of the FOIA request may be found below. I look forward to receiving your legally required reply.

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

Records relating to Anatoliy Mikhaylovich Golitsyn (Анатолий Михайлович Голицын; born August 25, 1926), a Soviet KGB defector to the United States. He was known as "Ivan Klimov" when the Soviet embassy in Helsinki, Finland as vice counsel and attache. Please include copies of and records relating to what Golitsyn described as "Memoranda to the Central Intelligence Agency" and other materials prepared for CIA. Additionally, include records relating to his books, "New Lies for Old" and "The Perestroika Deception". I am also requesting a cross-reference with KGB defector Yuri Ivanovich Nosenko and records relating to the alleged 1967 failed plot against Golitsyn by the KGB in Canada and any other attempts to assassinate, discredit or neutralize Golitsyn.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Michael Best

From: Central Intelligence Agency

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