Valery Martynov



CIA code: Gentile

Martynov was a KGB Line X officer who served in Washington from 1980 to 1985.  

Martynov provided crucial political details about power struggles in the Kremlin and about Soviet foreign policy. 

He also identified scientific information the KGB was trying to steal from U.S. industries.

Martynov  was one of the 25 agents betrayed by Ames. 

He was arrested upon returning to Moscow with the redefecting Vitaly Yurchenko

He was executed in 1987

The widow of Valery Martynov,  is trying to find out if she and her children might be entitled to compensation from the U.S. government.



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