In early June 1960 the U.S. ambassador to the UN has shown in New York State Seal of the United States, which hung in the office of the American ambassador in Moscow. It was hidden by a tiny beetle, which being put into action, passed by the Soviet position control everything that was said in the office of ambassador. The international practice of creating and using personal listening devices like this before do not know. It was a passive scutes: no batteries, no wires, no power, nothing that could be detected by antibagov.
Ustryostvo resembled a tiny tadpole with a small tail. Actuated by a source it microwave signal, which forced the receptors tadpole resonate. Voice of the person affect the character of resonance oscillations of the device, allowing the interception of speech. The microphone can operate indefinitely at the expense of long microwave pulses fed him extremely powerful generator at a distance of 300 meters. In the relevant sector of the microphone was held under the name of Chrysostom, and the operation of the office listening to – Confession. A horrible tap into the inner sanctum as follows: First, the beetle was supposed to build in one of the items: a large shield of a Scythian warrior, made of black alder, a two-meter tusks mammoth, telephone company Ericsson, presented by Nicholas II, the Swedish king Gustav IV, a meter-high waste-paper basket. However, experts explained that none of the exhibits is not appropriate for a given problem, since the design features of the microphone require that a souvenir, which was bony plates has been adapted to it, but not vice versa.
And so the microphone should be installed simultaneously with the manufacture of a gift. K Moreover, this option excludes the presence of microscopic traces on the surface of a souvenir and as a consequence, the detection. In the end, the solution was found. February 4-11, 1945 in Yalta, Crimea Conference was held the “big three” – Stalin, Roosevelt, Churchill. It was at this time, it was decided to introduce the office of Ambassador Chrysostom. For a transaction selected on February 9. In this day of celebration was twenty years health resort pioneer “Artek” and awarding her the Order of Red Banner of Labor. Therefore, before 8 February-Commissar for Foreign Affairs Molotov in the presence of Stalin to Roosevelt and Churchill gave an invitation to visit the children from Artek. The calculation was based on the fact that in any case, neither one nor the other in Artek not go as well as their foreign ministers. Thus, it appears that the celebration had to go to the U.S. ambassador in Moscow, Averell Harriman and his English colleague. On the Mr. Harriman day in Artek solemnly handed a huge, gleaming varnish wooden coat of arms the United States, which for eight years, moved into a top-secret study of U.S. envoy. Moreover, inherent in Coat of Arms Microphone – scutes already survived four ambassadors, regularly performing his secret function.