Years ago, during the cold war, you could read in the Norwegian news paper VG (Verdens Gang) that Gordievskij, the former KGB agent, divulged that the major Sovjet spy in Norway was among KGB's 6 - 10 top spys in the world.
From what today is public knowledge this spy was not Arne Treholt, jailed in Jan 1984 (when the explossion theory on Kielland was presented) and sentenced to several years in prisson for espionage in favor of Sovjet. It was to obvious, a spy of the magnitude Gordievskij had in mind would not appear on the street in Vienna talking to a KGB official. No doubt Arne Treholt was "pulling his leg beyond the limit", but to put him into the category of Gordievskijs 6-10 top Sovjet spys is a fatal failor.
Consequently Gordievkijs spy in Norway is still around if not deceased?
Whom might this person be? Making a profile of the type of person to be looked for should elimate risk for another failure.
Taking Gordievskijs statement seriously what is known about other spys in the capacity of being among KGBs 6-10 top spys in the world?
Would Harold "Kim" Philby, Burgess and the other spys from the British "Cambridge Group" be catagorized among KGB's 10 top spies? (ref. Adresseavisen May 1988, page 6). Would Guilieaume, the secretary to the former German Chansler Willy Brandt be within this category? If so we might be looking for a person within the same charachteristics or combined characteristics (profile).
It's known that KGB in the 1930'ties recruited personnel from universities like Cambridge and Oxford in Britain and likely universities in other countries. Lot of agents were recruited as "sleeping agents" who should work their way up the system into important positions before they were activated. Consequently we may be looking for a person who studied at Blindern university of Oslo in the 1930ties and whom later appeared in influential positions. Not on a top level as Prime Minister, but merely second in command as secretary to the Prime Minister (Guileaume) or on top of Secret Service (Philby), Minister of Defense or Minister of Justice, and/or close to the Royal House (Burgouse).
Spy facts related to Norway is Gunvor Haltung Haavik. Long before she was captured there was in the mid 50ties sayings about a Sovjet spy with the Norwegian Embassy in Moscow. The spy was said to be secretary at the Embassy. Gunvor Haltung Haavik was the first secretary to the Embassy after WWII. She was never investigated at the time in mid 50ties. Her follower Ingeborg Lygren was put under investigation, ref. the book "Iskyss" by author Alf. R. Jacobsen published in 1991. The question to be askes is: "Whom had the power to shelter Gunvor Haltung Haavik from investigation in the mid 50ties - an even greater spy in Norway? A spy with influence both within the Military Intelligence, E-tjenesten, and Police Intelligence?
Other facts: As far as I am told Norway shipped a cargo of weapons to Baptista on Cuba to assist against Castro's revolution. The cargo when arriving Cuba fell into the control of Castros revolutionairies. How come Castro knew about this shipment?
Who informed the Sovjets about the U2 flight which was shot down. The US pilot Powell was later exchanged with the Sovjet captured spy Abel.
Abel was a recruitment officer for KGB in Scandinavia. Documents divulge he was spotted at Frogner in Oslo in 1938. What made Abel so important that the Sovjet decided to swop him with Powell, and what was Abel doing at Frogner in 1938 - signing up a recruited norwegian spy?
In case recruited by whom? It takes more than a couple of days to recruit. In Norway Sovjet had close contacts with the Norwegian Communist Party (NKP) as in other countries. However, in Norway, Erling Falk, the leader of the revolutionary movement Mot Dag, in the early 1930ties established direct contact with Moscow besides NKP, ref the book "Erling Falk og Mot Dag" by Trygve Bull, first edition. Members of Mot Dag was after WWII to be found in influential positions in the Norwegian society, of which mentions Wilhelm Evang (Chief Military Intelligence - E-tjenesten), Wilhelm Hansteen (heading up the Home Guard - heimevernet, later Head of Tysklandsbrigaden - the basis for building up Norways military troups after the war), Einar Gerhardsen (Prime Minister), Håkon Lie (Labour Union), Torolf Elster (Director Norwegian Broadcasting), Karl Evang (Direktor of Health), and many others - Gudmund Harlem ......., ref : Mot Dag
However, I would not suspect to find one of KGB's 6-10 world wide top spys on the member list of any organization like Mot Dag - that would be to obvious. Consequently we should look for a person not on the Mot Dag listing, but with a profile putting him in a position to influence and retain information form same individuals and others.
A person who in power, used his power to recruit collaborators within key positions, and whom himself later withdraw becomming a "back player" - "spider in the web".
A person recruited by Erling Falk and recommended to Moscow ready for Abel to sign up on Frogner in 1938, graduated from the university in Oslo, and who used the wartime to manouever himself into position.
A person who was in position to obtain and forward information about Kongsbergs Våpenfabriks manifacturing technology on submarine propolsion - known as the "Kongsberg - Toshiba" case.
"FALK International - Organisasjon F.A.L.K" i.e.- Forening for ny etterforskning av Alexander L. Kielland-katastrofen og økt rettsikkerhet.
Trondheim July 22nd 2004