Poultry-Dealer, Brown, and Stanley; Muse

13 Aug 1940

USSRReference: 3/PPDT/T45

2. muse

No: 87613th Aug. 40


1. POULTRY-DEALER [KURNIK][i] has reported that the Area Secretary of the CORPORATION [KORPORATsIYa][ii] knows about the presence of a MUSIC [MUZIKA][iii] from BROWN [BRAUN][iv]. POULTRY-DEALER considers BROWN to be [B% devoted to our cause] but talkative. The arrangements I have made are:
  1. BROWN will move to his old flat;
  2. STANLEY [STENLI][v] will stop work [vi] for a fortnight and move to a flat in a different area.

2. Because of the hold-up in making the converter please transmit to us at 2100 hours GMT on Thursdays for practice [DLYa OPITA][a]. The receiver has been set up in the Military Attaché's house where alternating current is available [vii]. MUSE [MUZA][viii] will transmit as planned on Fridays at 2100 hrs from the METRO [ix]. State [B% whether she was board] on [1 group unidentified][b].

No. 221BarCh [x]

Notes: [a] Or "as an experiment".
 [b] 9th or 10th August.
Comments: [i] POULTRY-DEALDER: Unidentified covername. See also LONDON's Nos. 882 of 14th August 1940, 1112 of 4th October 1940 and 1141 of 9th October 1940.
 [ii] CORPORATION: The Communist Party.
 [iii] MUSIC: a W/T set.
 [iv] BROWN: Unidentified covername. See also LONDON's Nos. 798 of 22nd July 1940 and 976 of 4th September 1940.
 [v] STANLEY: See also LONDON's Nos. 767 of 15th July 1940, 798 of 22nd July 1940, 816 of 26th July 1940, 847 of 3rd August 1940 (3/NBF/T1794) and 1310 of 13th June 1941 (3/NBF/T1594).
 [vi] This presumably refers to radio transmissions (see LONDON's No. 798 of 22nd July 1940).
 [vii] For difficulties over the electricity supply for MUSE's receiver see also LONDON's No. 816 of 26th July 1940.
 [viii] MUSE: Unidentified covername. See also MOSCOW's Nos. 5264 (internal) of 30th August 1940, 5839 (internal) of 18th September 1940 and 479 of 20th September 1940; and LONDON's Nos. 767 of 15th July 1940, 816 of 26th July 1940, 865 of 10th August 1940, 949 of 27th August 1940, 987 of 6th September 1940, 1071 of 26th September 1940, 1107 of 3rd October 1940, 1321 of 25th November 1940 (3/NBF/T1618) and 2035 of 31st July 1941 (3/NBF/T1619).
 [ix] METRO: the Soviet Embassy.
 [x] BARCh: Possibly Simon Davidovich KREMER, whose official post was Secretary to the Soviet Military Attaché in LONDON. He was appointed in 1937 and is thought to have left sometime in 1946. The covername BARCh occurs as a LONDON addressee and signatory between 3rd March 1940 and 10th October 1940, after which it is superseded by the covername BRION..

Source: United States National Security Agency
Added By: C. Peter Chen

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