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This project will collect profiles of people mentioned in the Venona files, these might be operatives, targets, or just simply mentioned. Also will be profiles of people who worked upon decryption of the soviet cables or in some other way involved in the venona project

More than three thousands telegraphic cables between Soviet institutions in Moscow and their subordinate stations around the world were deciphered by the U.S. National Security Agency in a project entitled Venona. The earliest cables dated from 1941 and the latest to 1950. Most were from the period 1943 to 1945. The project started in 1943, decoded its first cable in 1946, and continued until NSA shut down the project in 1980

The U.S. Army's Signal Intelligence Service, the precursor to the National Security Agency, began a secret program in February 1943 later codenamed VENONA

The mission of this small program was to examine and exploit Soviet diplomatic communications but after the program began, the message traffic included espionage efforts as well.

Although it took almost two years before American cryptologists were able to break the KGB encryption, the information gained through these transactions provided U.S. leadership insight into Soviet intentions and treasonous activities of government employees until the program was canceled in 1980.

The VENONA files are most famous for exposing Julius (code named LIBERAL) and Ethel Rosenberg and help give indisputable evidence of their involvement with the Soviet spy ring.

The first of six public releases of translated VENONA messages was made in July 1995 and included 49 messages about the Soviets' efforts to gain information on the U.S. atomic bomb research and the Manhattan Project. Over the course of five more releases, all of the approximately 3,000 VENONA translations were made public.

Another list of the Canberra Venona messages, issued by GCHQ, is in the UK National Archives in the HW series. The series HW15/1 covers the period from 21 August 1943 to 30 January 1948, while the series 15/2 covers the overlapping period from 16 February 1946 to 5 June 1948. The numbers 15/1/1 below etc identify each message, the letters HW before each notbeing reproduced. The messages are not digitised but only summarised. Thus the summary ofthe fist message below can be retrieved by entering HW15/1/1 in the UK National ArchivesDiscovery website. This search under Canberra Venona yielded 221 responses, but ve ofthese on my count were reports about the messages 15/58/3, 15/59/7 and 15/60/3 orintroductions by the National Archives to the messages HW15 and 15/1
The GCHQ list itselfis not free from error as at 29 December 2017
The message from Canberra of 10 August 1945concerning Maloney's report 15/1/67 is also wrongly shown as having been sent on 10 August1944 15/1/19 the duplication has been reported to the Archives

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Прое́кт «Вено́на» (англ. Project Venona) — кодовое название секретной программы контрразведки США по расшифровке советских шифрованных донесений, начатой 1 февраля 1943 года и закрытой 1 октября 1980 года. Проект позволил оценить масштаб советского шпионажа в США и других странах, а также установить или подтвердить личности многих агентов. Однако доказательства, полученные с помощью «Веноны», не могли быть предъявлены в суде или широкой публике, так как проект оставался засекреченным до середины 1990-х годов. В силу этого некоторые агенты не были судимы вообще, вина других не была доказана или оспаривалась. «Venona» — произвольное кодовое слово, на начальных стадиях проекта использовались и другие названия: Jade, Bride, Drug, пока не остановились на «Веноне»Проект_«Венона»