Enigma of multi-lingual Soviet encryption machine revealed: The Fialka
May 12, 2019 9:08 AM Subscribe
"In the early days of the Cold War, the Soviet Union needed a foolproof way to encrypt the messages it sent to its allies....Enter the Fialka" (Anna Borshchevskaya, Foreign Policy). It was an electromechanical wheel-based cipher machine, with country-specific variants, and was used from 1956 to the early 1990s. Want to see this state secret in person? Visit a Fialka at the KGB Espionage Museum in New York.
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