The telegram from the President reads, in part:
“We have lost Gevork Vartanian, a legendary intelligence professional, a true patriot of his nation, a bright and unique man. He took part in several outstanding special operations that are written into the pages of our foreign intelligence history.
Gevork Vartanian’s passing is an enormous loss to his family and friends and to everyone who knew and valued this wonderful person.”
Gevork Vartanian, a Hero of the Soviet Union, died on January 10 in Moscow at the age of 87.