Three days after the Japanese surrendered and formally ended WW II, Igor Gouzenko, a cipher clerk working in military intelligence, walked out of the Soviet Embassy in Ottawa. Gouzenko exposed a Soviet spy network that had penetrated the Canadian government and the Manhattan Project. The repercussions were significant, and just as the world thought that peace was at hand, a new "Cold War" came to dominate international relations. This presentation will discuss this first significant international incident of the Cold War, the drama of Gouzenko's attempt to warn the West, the reaction of the Canadian government and our closest allies, the Royal Commission of Inquiry, the spy trials, and the efforts to commemorate Gouzenko with two historic plaques in Ottawa.
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