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Gouzenko Deciphered Part 3
Dundonald Park in Ottawa sits across the street from the apartment that Igor Gouzenko, the first Cold War defector, previously resided. This apartment building was where Gouzenko and his family hid from Soviet pursuers, and this park was where RCMP officers kept watch of the premises. Today, seventy-five years later, a plaque stands in Dundonald Park memorializing Gouzenko.
Andrew Kavchak, former federal civil servant, autism advocate, and amateur historian, explains his lengthy efforts for the municipal and federal recogition of Gouzenko in Ottawa. The author of several books, Kavchak discusses the writing of Remembering Gouzenko: the Struggle to Honour a Cold War Hero, as well as other books related to Soviet history.
Gouzenko: The Series
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