The bust of the Soviet intelligence officer, Alexander Feklisov, was opened at the Moscow Technical University of Communications and Informatics (MTUCI), which Alexander graduated from in 1939. The ceremony was held to mark the 100th anniversary of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) and the centenary of MTUCI, TASS reports.
Feklisov (1914-2007) worked in the United States during the war years, completed a number of tasks to obtain secret scientific and technical information in the field of electronics, radar, jet aircraft, and made a significant contribution to the work of the USSR foreign intelligence station in New York on nuclear issues in the second half of the 1940s. The information he received was extremely important for the development of Soviet nuclear weapons.
It is specified that the sculptural miniature of Feklisov was created by the laureates of the SVR prize in the field of literature and art, sculptor Igor Novikov and architect Alexey Tikhonov. It is noted that books and films have been written about Feklisov, his bronze bas-relief is placed on the monument to Russian intelligence officers, opened in September 2020 at the headquarters of the Foreign Intelligence Service for its 100th anniversary.