File Title The 'Noulens Case': Investigation Into Communist Activity in Far East and Exposure of Spy Ring; Report by Valentine Vivian, Head of Section V, Secret Intelligence Service, On the Arrest of 'Hilaire Noulens' (Aka Jakob Rudnik)
Reference FO 1093/92
Date 7 March 1932
Government Department Foreign Office
File Accession Date 24 March 2005


A report by Valentine Vivian, Head of Section V, Secret Intelligence Service (MI6), on the arrest in Shanghai of "Hilaire Noulens" (aka Jakob Rudnik), a suspected Soviet agent. Topics covered in the report include the documents seized after Noulens’ arrest; details of the organisation and funding of his intelligence bureau; descriptions of the expenditure of the bureau; detailed descriptions of the bureau staff, including some of their cover identities; descriptions of their methods of communicating with Moscow; connections to other Asian countries; a description of the links between the Noulens organisation and the Communisty Party of China; a chart summarising the foreign intelligence organisation of the U.S.S.R.; and a description of the consequences within China of the arrest of Noulens, and resulting disclosures.

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