Konon Molody

Konon Trofimovich Molody (17th January 1922 – 9th September 1970) was a long-term Bolshevik sleeper agent recruited by the Jewish mass murderer Genrikh Yagoda better known in the West under the identity of a dead man: Gordon Arnold Lonsdale. Konon Molody was born in Moscow. According to Lenin suitably propagandised-Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever-at the age of 10 or 12 NKVD chief and Jewish mass murder planted the child Konon in the US. According to his official SVR biography Konon left the USSR in 1932 conveniently returning in 1938 just prior to WWII and joined the Red Army. After the war he studied Chinese and in 1951 was ‘officially’ recruited into Soviet Foreign Intelligence. In 1953 Molody went to Canada on a Soviet merchant ship, using the passport of a dead man. From Canada, “Gordon Lonsdale” went on to the US making contact with Jewish atomic spy William August Fisher and later Morris and Lona Cohen. Lonsdale took many trips to continental Europe, where he recruited other agents and set up dead letter boxes, a method of espionage trade-craft used to pass items or information between two individuals using a secret location, thus not requiring them to meet directly and thereby maintaining operational security. Molody apparently began receiving British military secrets from Harry Houghton in 1959, a season spy previously dealing with the Polish Communists. On 7th January 1961 in London, Metropolitan Police Special Branch officers, led by Detective Superintendent George Gordon Smith, arrested five people, all of whom were part of the Portland Spy Ring. One of the five was Gordon Lonsdale, later revealed as Konon Molody, was caught by officers taking secrets from Harry Houghton. “Lonsdale” was put on trial in London in 1961 and charged with spying, along with associates Harry Houghton, Ethel Gee and the Jews Morris and Lona Cohen (who were using the aliases Peter and Helen Kroger). “Gordon Lonsdale” was sentenced to 25 years in prison in March 1961.

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