CIA cable on the first phone call with Tolkachev, a Soviet engineer and agency asset.

The document details the case officer’s first call to Adolf Tolkachev, made from a phone in the Bolshoi Theater.

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0609582 MAR-CITE

T0: IMMEDIATE

1. ON 5 MARCH AT CIRCA 2200 HRS WAS SECURELY TELE-

FROM A 8W

2. RECONSTRUCTION DF CONVERSATION FOLLOWS:

(S): ALLO
HELLO: THIS IS NICOLAY.
HT PAUSE) HELLO.

FINALLY I HAVE REACHED YOU.. I HAVE RECEIVED ALL YOUR LEIIERs.
THANK YOU. THEY WERE-VERY INTERESTING. I WILL WANT TO RECCNIACI YOU
AGAIN LATER. -

3: SHOULD BE AWARE THAT-ON THE 9TH GOING ON IDY T0

SATURDAYS IT MIGHT BE DIFFICULT TO REACH ME: IT IS BEST TO CALL ON

SUNDAY LIKE THIS. WAS APPARENTLY READY TO SAY

E: SEE YOU SOON. GOODBY.

S: GOODBY.

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