Among declassified on the eve of the KGB of the Latvian SSR found the card a certain Alexander Kudryashov born in 1939. Apparently, we are talking about the Metropolitan of Riga and all Latvia Alexander

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Among declassified on the eve of the KGB of the Latvian SSR found the card a certain Alexander Kudryashov born in 1939. Apparently, we are talking about the Metropolitan of Riga and all Latvia Alexander. If you believe the card, published by the Telegram-channel “Tserkvas” , the priest was recruited by the KGB in January of 1982 and worked for the security forces under the pseudonym “the reader”.

As the portal, the future Primate made a living as a bartender in a Riga restaurant “Tallinn” and came in sight of the KGB Alexander Ishchenko. Held the standard of recruitment, after which, she began to actively promote the ward through the ranks. As a result, he was made Bishop in Latvia after the death of Metropolitan of Riga Leonid.

In turn, Metropolitan Alexander instructed his supervisor to manage the restorative property, which Ishchenko has created two commercial companies “FONDS PC” and”FONDS.”. In 1996, on behalf of the Synod, Metropolitan issued organization Alexander Ishchenko power of attorney, which authorized to manage and receive income from houses with outbuildings in Riga, Pils street, 14, Maza Pils, 11 belonging to the Latvian Orthodox Church. Review of Metropolitan could not be obtained. Note that the Latvian Orthodox Church is a part of Moscow Patriarchate (ROC).

Documents published on the archives website in pdf format. In particular, promulgated on 10 of 612 documents filing, which includes names and active at the end of 1980-ies of the KGB agents, and excluded. Also, the 1st Department of the KGB (intelligence) were added to the archive General data on individuals who were planning to leave the USSR abroad, as well as the names of potential candidates for recruitment in the case of war or emergency.

In the archive there is also a card index of the statistical account of KGB agents – 4141 card. All the same names that in the alphabetic index, just they are grouped by structural units of the KGB. This archive during the Soviet times was used for reporting, says the publication.

Released and files “freelance operatives of the KGB” – persons who, on a voluntary basis provided the KGB “assistance in counterintelligence activities for transportation, industry, and private institutions of the defense Ministry”. This archive contains 75 cards. Freelance operatives did not give callsigns, and created the acronym of the first letters of the name, surname and patronymic.

Also among the documents made public – the phone book the KGB and descriptions (rosters) of the Communist party of Latvia from the collection of the State archive, notes TASS.

It is planned that from 1 may 2019 after digitizing will be published and other documents related to the work of the KGB in Latvia, USSR.

The controversy surrounding the opening of the KGB archives in Latvia went on for 20 years. In the end, the Latvian Parliament approved and the President signed the law on publication on the Internet of the documents of the KGB of the Latvian SSR to the end of 2018. The Latvian Centre for documenting the consequences of the totalitarian regime till December 3, had to transfer these documents to the national archive of the Republic for their publication on its website until December 31.

With 2015 in Latvia started to work as a special government Commission to study the archives of the KGB of the Latvian SSR, composed of experts and historians. The task of the Commission – for three years to conduct a historical and legal study of these archives, and to assess the moral and material damage caused to Latvia and its inhabitants. The Commission until 31 may 2018 researched the KGB archives, and then encouraged to disclose the stored information.

The Ministry of justice of Latvia has developed the draft rules, according to which from 1 may 2019 with the archives of the KGB will be able to see a wide range of citizens. Documents will be available in the national archives and the Internet.

While there is an assumption that the most valuable part of the archive could be transported to Moscow in the early 1990-ies.