Friday, November 5, 2010
A KGB illegal, Loginov had approached the Central Intelligence Agency in Finland in May 1961 and wanted to defect, but had been persuaded to return to Moscow as a spy. He was enrolled as AE/GUSTO and over the next three years met his CIA case officers whenever he traveled to Europe. Later suspected of being a plant, Loginov was arrested in May 1967 while undertaking a mission in South Africa and was questioned at length by BOSS interrogators with assistance from the CIA. Convinced that Loginov had tried to dupe the CIA, he was exchanged in a spy swap in July 1969 and returned to Moscow. An incomplete account of his case was published in South Africa as Spy in the Sun by Barbara Carr.