Goar Vartanyan Biography
Goar Vartanyan was Born in what was then Soviet Armenia in 1926, Vartanyan moved to Iran in the 1930s. At 16 she joined an anti-fascist group led by her future husband, who was already working as a spy. They allegedly exposed hundreds of Nazi agents in the country.
The group was given responsibility for securing a 1943 conference in the Iranian capital, Tehran, where the British, Soviet and American leaders met to discuss their strategy for fighting the war.
Heroes of Tehran
His family moved to Tehran. When she was a teenager in Iran, she joined an anti-fascist group and met her future husband. During the first years of World War II, Vartanya’s group probably discovered hundreds of Nazi agents operating in the country.
However, the group’s biggest discovery came before the Tehran Conference in 1943, the first trilateral meeting of leaders of the USSR, the United Kingdom and the United States.
The Soviet agents allegedly learned of a National Socialist plot called “Operation Long Jump,” which aimed to assassinate the main leaders. Then they managed to locate the first team of German activists and have them arrested by the Soviet authorities. The Nazi leadership reportedly canceled the conspiracy after learning of the failure of modern equipment.
Goar and Gevork Vartanyan moved to the Soviet Union in 1951 and later worked together as spies posted overseas under deep cover – as part of the so-called “illegals” programme – from 1956 to 1986, Russia’s SVR foreign intelligence agency said. Her code name was Anita and his Anri.
Goar Vartanyan Funeral Death & Cause
Goar Vartanyan died on Monday, November 25th, 2019 at the age of 93
Mr Peskov, the spokesman for President Vladimir Putin, said Russia’s leader – a former intelligence agent – knew the pair well.
“He is a Hero of the Soviet Union! She is the heroine of all his achievements! He passed away first. She passed away today,” the SVR said in a statement.
Goar Vartanyan Awards
Gevork, who was decorated with the Hero of the Soviet Union award, died in 2012 aged 87. “Gevork used to say that of the five rays of his Hero Star, at least two belonged to his beloved Goar,” Ivanov said.
In June 2017, Vladimir Putin – himself a former KGB agent – visited SVR headquarters and praised secret agents including the Vartanian. “They are modest people, they don’t like to be called heroes,” said the Russian president.
Goar Vartanyan Retirement
In 1986, Goar retired but she continued to train young agents.
Goar Vartanyan Husband (Guevork Vartanian)
Vartanyan was married to Guevork Vartanian, a reputed Soviet intelligence officer who died in 2012. Together they worked as a top-secret agent on a lot of missions.
The couple moved to the Soviet Union in 1951 and later worked together as spies posted overseas under deep cover – as part of the so-called “illegals” programme – from 1956 to 1986, Russia’s SVR foreign intelligence agency said. Her code name was Anita and his Anri.