Tatiana Evgenyevna Vyazemtseva was a KGB intelligence officer and member of Directorate S, based at the Rezidentura who started working there in November 1982. By 1983, she is revealed to be secretly working with Department 12.
Background[edit | edit source]
In 1982-83, Tatiana is a mid-level KGB intelligence office, she has her own office, yet must be read-in (given clearance) to partake in the more high-risk Rezidentura operations (e.g. Operation ZEPHYR). She occupies Nina's old office.
Tatiana works with Department 12, the KGB's covert ‘seventh floor’ germ warfare department - a project so secretive and politically controversial that even the Rezident Arkady does not know who, or what, it involves. His suspicions are aroused when he interrupts Tatiana in the Radio room and she refuses to open the door. She apologizes and asks that he speak to Colonel Umametev at the Center.
Tatiana is in some capacity related to the supply-chain involving William's samples being studied in the USSR. Because of her work in extracting Lassa virus from the Americans, she was offered the post of the Rezident in Kenya. She wanted her then-lover Oleg to be her deputy, but Oleg refused and ended up thwarting her plans to extract the virus through William. Later, she was demoted to her old post because of her failure.
In December 1987, she attempts to assassinate Fyodor Nesterenko as part of a plan to topple Gorbachev. As she does so, Tatiana is shot and killed by Elizabeth, who had been surveiling Nesterenko, suspecting his life was in danger. ("Jennings, Elizabeth")
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Tatiana is the last person killed on The Americans.