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J. hoetin Ari-aneementa - This =attar wan arrem* (Ala I
kie cal l ed 4....ha r."7, ixtennion 2C C , 6. ked
tified hinnelf as Ibtors. The Isesetink::. took place in Str..-ect i n oar opl.oisitc
sov:I e t. 7 , 727,-) to'.C. Subject s. • . !... .15 main pIrr,
ft,r Conoerned a telerhone =11 IE . J.1 recv!vne. froxr
1.:racth 1Ltter edvieed Subject that be C c hat. recalvod a telephoek
o&i`',..17 mmber of a Soviet tourist group, exTvesel.;-,, cien1:..-e to meet ht_̂ .
paste,. this infor;matIon to Subject for the Itter tr.iS. J AiL3„
Althott*Th thla not expreseljr stated., Subject expLLined the this a clet..,-
urrIerstanditv between the two. Subject Ilan even 70C i 56(.1 4.0 rairibures C
for erv orvirt.tional etronses which obviously would onne. frotn thc
C related to Subject the following infortatit
a. On 23 :. ',erchC. recctinci a taiephorie oal1 fsror. one ISellis,-
YALtncvfkls. Tha latter , a mes:ber of a Latvian t.o,trist group
prase tit 1,y touri ay. Sweden,
b. )101111, vslis identfied himself an a ik.tviar. •::-2) Priem?
If.irzu- Kemp-, well-kr‘wn Letvihi pon. t arri frerr.1 of
stf . te,..! that he 1:1r.le....1 see C3 rt:13 requeet
K -esTr, They are t1_Jt 1Z 1 vottld t4.ek ul' inf:A•Sk13
tLei luitter l :.‘ hotel (The Palf.an),
c. 1 Lirkavski The raestLni:r le a tad fro=
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2000 hours to 0200 how-r. From the hotel they vent to a cafe an.1
from there to • hone. No one else vas present during the insetting.
The-, agreed again to meet on Saturday, 28 March.
d. Melinovskis is *lout 50 years old, married. , tvo .Ahildren,
in alga and cla4ms to be A literary critic. C7 regalia that
be has heard ar4 rend abc • :t. Melinovskis in current Latvian nevs7
purere. IY:n•ir.g, this conversation 7 less . -11 that gelinovskis
travels exter.sively in Wertern Swope, specifically in Germanzr,
Belgium and Spain. lie Is a very tempermental an motional individtie
and war refused another drink at the Pal:.oe Hotel bar because the
bartender thourht he vas drunk. Actually, hs vas just heatedly
discufsing literary and art topics with E7 They discussed current
acr,denic freedoms in the Emit and West, literary achieetmente in
Latvia. on oocetsion really criticised the Cnerrunist
systeits limitations in exerting undue pressure atii censorship on
literary minds in Latvia. C:3 also learned that hslinovekis has
been a war-tine oorrespandent in the Red Division vhioh vai a Latvian
f.tviclon fighting. within the Soviet mg.
e. :elinovekis advised•C that it -iould not be ad-ft-liable for
him to lett= to Riga now sines high psrs lnalitiee In the Latvian
co .it partq consider C. 2 es unacoerttb3e. linovakis :ievie no
reftl:r( :.oe to a 1rovica5 attairrt on the pirt of the S,-Irlett to i7et
t" In 10 59 they 1.-frou-,,htU_ "D rcthe:-
• g !•(,.(16 re ct novsk.1 no r-f. f irsnett t/ thitt
to thie incident at all and[ did not bring it up either'.
f. A eeno.11 meeting took place between Yelinovekie and E
28 Yarch which lasted frce 19(Y) to 2200 hours. Thie meeting took
rhos in the studio of the Latvian sculptor Imlodta, Shure was
aprare-tly a mixup in the meeting schedules becruhae it .is 'orginally
intended for E "3 to meet with kielinovakis alone. However, when c•
are&red at tne Palaoe Hotel ani line waiting for Fnlinovtikia to
come down he ran into another local Latvian, the sculptor 641odie
who had a meeting with another Latvian official also living ,ht the
?slam, one fnik Kalnins Balodis had an appointment to meet with
&amine but since all for met in the lobt ,y, they decided to go
tozether to Balodie • studio. The actual parpose of these viaite
came to the strrface during this rooting. Both HeLinovekie and F.alnine
repreebented the views that it is nit aessa-y in the future for ,a close:
cooperation between the intellecrtual grope ,iwatern emigrants with
their oounterparts in the homela.nd. They indicated that progressive
aoademciCne in the emigration ■hould have a closer contact with the
homeland for mutual art shower mutual intellectual dieplf4ye and.
exhibits and closer 000peration. They made no !specific Iropoaltions
ht this was obviously the new line. tapec.iaLly Melinovakis t.r' ied
be conciliatory in his 6xpression of political developments. Se
t- „toe, .1" ,r instax.oc, that things have changed in the Soviet !.:40n;
•th,;. them c.re /cage- matie• deportations and Met the develo}:raente
of !Isl .-, lam's YrrOled more or les!, bj, voluntary rt cruits ; r.lthouh
r.d. • lttad that elne of the reople who work ir. tht n.r1J
'tel.-0 been ars:,,iutoil t, this
Concerninf i:u:WarY Melluskis ?tte ,.1 that the reI_ vne not
int1rtd L-Ly er:crtn impari p-Jimm wr,a the res% !liternal
eocial injUsticee which have since been adjuated.
g. indicated a detailed knowledge of the Latyien
emigve :-roup in Sweden and even knew some Swedish.
L. Kalnine, oontrary to MelinOvakia t was a staunch communist who
parroted the official communist line ant had nothing original to way.
E: believed him to be a security official. When asked for his
oocnpation he stated that be was a government official without epecifyinF
the organisation with which he is affiliated.
asked Melinovskis about c: , 23 brother, if he had men him
or had any messaces from him, to which helAinovskia replied in the
j. This meeting ended 'on friendly terms an:IC Ddelivered to
Melinovskis two books which he Is to deliver to Mirsa Kemp) at her
request. The two books are by a Latvian emigre author, Erika Adattons.
4. . When the underaigned asked 02/4 16 ' 145 if E7had any additional
comments to :aake about this meeting or if he wished any other information
paseed t/4 UM, AEI/LA.1'6E repliA'in V,. negative.. This. meeting has not changed
C- J attitude about his anti —communist activities and he intends to ocintinue
his active work in the local emigration.
5. Re E: Subject stated thatC:D Is a professional anti.■dammunint
who is *scrotal,' of the Swedish Latvian National Committee, which is mostly
nn honorary job vtthrnl-,, oompensation. L: 3 pabliahee book and writes for
the Latvian emigre papers. !ie earns very little for these efforts.: Fortunatel:,
Li wife in emp1oye-d • an6 ele providem !.;:x3 : surda for a living. Concrning his
temporary break until such time as either be or we find something of operational
significanoe whiah would require future meetings. Subject was advised that if
something happens in the future ooneerning emigre affairs which ho Considers to
important operational eignifioanoe, be ia to cell on the operational telephons
and requesta meeting. Conversely, we will , contact him if la havs OCA2 tasks
for Subject. Subject vas quite disturbed by this and brought up again his leagthy
complaints about our poor handling of hta and his disappointmsnt_in tbs AIS, Ha
stated that he well not understand . that his efforts in the past hmo boon without .
vales pad that we were no longer interiated in utilising his good inside sontasta
for the purpose . of eollecting positive intelligence. Subject did not believe that
his inaide frieades C could be ntder opposition
oentrol or pressure and that we submit proof that thie la the case. The
usdersigned indicated to Subject that be should have learnsd tly wet, after several
years of experience in clandestine operations, that his request to not realistic.
Subjeat was again tali that we had no interests in hie inaids contaots acid thnt •
he ia not to oonsider himself in any way associated with us in writing future-
letters to his inaids oontacts. When Subject caked what be should do in coos they
write, I edvited him that ha can. writs them anything he wante to on a parsonel
-basis. However, that ne As not to consider himself as acting on our bobalf when
oorresponding to this* people. It was (suggested to Subject that be try and break
off this oorrespondence and definitely not to intiate new lettere of his own but
in crder to give this a normal appearance, only answer letters which he rocmives
and then Only in short general personal nate°. Than Subject stated that waa
very muoh impressed by our lack of operational interest vie el vie his three sub-agents whom he has recruited to provide him with courier channels to Latvia.
Subject WM3 advised that to the dmst of my knowledge he LAB lever been instviotad
to recruit these people on our behalf and if he lisz done this he should atttnpt
to deactivate such friends tines ue have no interest in using Subject's sidekicks
to provide uz with sailor leads to Latvia, Subject's partinF: oamment wan L x1 hou
do I receive my cigarettes now/
9, The Stockholm telephone directory indicates the following 8klodies
klvin Karns Balodis, Oesterregen, Solna i 82 10 07
Prof. Frances Balodis, Lesingesterakeyegen 36, 1 50 14 42