, (born Yakov Naumovich Reizen, <small>Russian:</small> Яков Наумович Рейзен; 1889 - 1943), was a Ukrainian-born Bolshevik
revolutionary of ethnic Jewish
heritage who became a secret police operative on behalf of the USSR
in the United States. A founding member of the Communist Party of the United States of America
(CPUSA), around 1930 Golos became involved in the covert work of Soviet intelligence agencies, including the procurement of American passports by means of fraudulent documentation and the recruitment and coordination of the activities of a broad network of agents.
Yakov Naumovich Reizen was born April 24, 1889, in Ekaterinoslav
, Russian Empire
, now Dnepropetrovsk
, to a Jewish
A revolutionary from a young age, Reizen joined the Russian Social Democratic Labor Party
(RSDLP) in 1904, becoming active in the group's Bolshevik
wing headed by V.I. Lenin
Reizen was a participant in the 1905 Revolution
, serving as a member of the first soviet
of Ekaterinoslav, a city known today as Dnepropetrovsk.
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