AERODYNAMIC

AERODYNAMIC (1949-70)

CIA project AERODYNAMIC (formerly CARTEL, ANDROGEN, AECARTHAGE) (1949-70) consisted in CIA support for the Foreign Representation of the Ukrainian Supreme Liberation Council (ZP/UHVR), a Ukrainian émigré organization, which was established in July 1944 and exploited by the CIA by 1949.1 ZP/UHVR's operational activity concentrated on propaganda and contact operations.

In 1953, the CIA helped to establish in New York City the Prolog Research and Publishing Inc. as ZP/UHVR's publishing and research arm. "Prolog, through an affiliate in Munich," the so-called Ukrainian Society for Foreign Studies (QRTERRACE, AETERRACE), "published periodicals and selected books and pamphlets which sought to exploit and increase nationalist and other dissident tendencies in the Soviet Ukraine." In 1970, AERODYNAMIC was redesignated QRPLUMB. Several thousand files regarding AERODYNAMIC have been declassified so far, amongst them AERODYNAMIC Development and Plans (Vol. 1-8), Operations (Vol. 9-41), and Contact Reports (Vol. 42-47). Yaroslav Fedyk, Ivan Hrinioch, Mykola Lebed, Yury Lopatinsky, Lyubomir Ortinskiy were associated with the Project. Roman Tymewycz was a clerical employee in a Branch Office of Project AERODYNAMIC.

QRPLUMB (1970-91)

CIA project QRDYNAMIC/QRPLUMB (formerly AEBEEHIVE) (1970-91) superceded Project AERODYNAMIC and kept on supporting the the ZP/UHVR, the Prolog Research Corporation (QRTENURE, AETENURE) and the Munich Office, now publisher of the monthly journal Suchasnist.

"CIA terminated QRPLUMB after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1991 and provided funds to enable Prolog to transition to a privately-funded company. In 1992, Prolog's monthly Ukrainian journal Suchasnist (Contemporary Times) was successfully transitioned to a publishing company in Kiev, Ukraine and thereafter was published as a collaborative effort between Prolog and a Ukrainian group in Kiev."1

Other Cryptonyms used

  • APOSTLES = Couriers sent by ZPUHVR to the Ukraine beginning in 1949
  • Fedyk, Yaroslav  CARTEL-6, CASSOWARY-6, AECASSOWARY-6, (cryptonyms). Associated with Projects BELLADONNA/TRIDENT, AERODYNAMIC (formerly CARTEL, ANDROGEN, AECARTHAGE).
  • Hrinioch, Ivan CAPARISON, CARTEL-1, AECASSOWARY-3, CASSOWARY-3, QRDYNAMIC-3 (cryptonyms). Associated with Projects BELLADONNA/TRIDENT, AERODYNAMIC (formerly CARTEL, ANDROGEN, AECARTHAGE), QRDYNAMIC/QRPLUMB (formerly AEBEEHIVE).
  • Lebed, Mykola ANTLER, AECASSOWARY-2, CARTEL-2 CASSOWARY-2, QRDYNAMIC-2 (cryptonyms). Associated with Projects BELLADONNA/TRIDENT, AERODYNAMIC (formerly CARTEL, ANDROGEN, AECARTHAGE), QRDYNAMIC/QRPLUMB (formerly AEBEEHIVE).
  • Lopatinsky, Yury CARTEL-3, ACROBAT, (cryptonyms). Associated with Projects AERODYNAMIC (formerly CARTEL, ANDROGEN, AECARTHAGE), BELLADONNA/TRIDENT, QRDYNAMIC/QRPLUMB (formerly AEBEEHIVE).
  • Ortinskiy, Lyubomir AECASSOWARY-27, CASSOWARY-27, JG-5817, PL-497,  (cryptonyms). Associated with Projects BOULDER, AERODYNAMIC (formerly CARTEL, ANDROGEN, AECARTHAGE), QRDYNAMIC/QRPLUMB (formerly AEBEEHIVE).

Locations

  • ZP/UHVR (Foreign Representation of the Ukrainian Supreme Council)
  • Prolog Research and Publishing Inc., 875 West End Avenue, New York2
  • Ukrainian Society for Foreign Studies, Munich2

Declassified Files

Bibliography