Wednesday, 11 July 2018

355) Boris Bykov

Boris Bykov (Boris Yakovlevich Bukov). Member of the Communist Party since 1919. Bykov was head of the underground apparatus with which Whittaker Chambers and Alger Hiss were connected.

- "He wore a hat, in part to cover his hair, which was memorably red. He gave in fact an overall impression of redness. His lashes were ginger-colored, his eyes an odd red-brown, and his complexion was ruddy.... He also was subject to violent mood swings, switching from ferocious tantrums to grating fits of false jollity. And he was habitually distrustful. "

- "A small person, with very odd red-brown eyes, red hair and red eyebrows."…

- "Soon he spotted Bykov, no doubt recognizing him by his distinctive red hair."…

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