September 5, 1945 CE – The Gouzenko Affair Ushers in the Cold War

September 5, 1945 CE – The Gouzenko Affair Ushers in the Cold WarRate this post *Image Credit: Wikipedia Four months after the world had celebrated the Allied victory in Europe, a wire clerk based at the Soviet embassy in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada decided he could not bear the thought of returning to his homeland. Having worked for two years encoding and decoding sensitive messages, Igor Gouzenko had intimate knowledge of Soviet operations in North America. Armed with 109 documents detailing covert activities organized by Joseph Stalin’s regime and his code books, he defected to Canada on September 5, 1945 and launched the Cold War Era. Gouzenko joined the Soviet Army […]