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Smersh Front counterintelligence at the forefront of the fight against saboteurs

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19 April 1943, exactly 75 years ago, was created by the famous “Smersh” - the legendary Soviet military counterintelligence, which existed under this name for only three years, but managed to enter history Soviet country. They also remember the “Smerzhevists” today, and the reason for such a memory is the horror that the Soviet military counterintelligence brought against enemies. Counterintelligence "Smersh" was a specific structure created in wartime conditions and for military tasks.


Strictly speaking, there were three “Dead” in the Soviet country. The first “Smersh” is the Main Directorate of Counterintelligence “Smersh”, which was part of the People’s Commissariat of Defense of the Soviet Union. The direct leadership of the army "Smersh" was carried out by the head of the department, Commissioner of State Security of the 2nd rank Viktor Abakumov. Second “Smersh” - Counterintelligence Directorate “Smersh” of the People’s Commissariat of the Naval Fleet USSR, led by Major General of the Coast Service Peter Andreevich Gladkov. The third Smersh is the Smersh counterintelligence department of the USSR People's Commissariat for Internal Affairs, which was led by State Security Commissioner Semyon Petrovich Yukhimovich.



As you know, before 1943, the military counterintelligence agencies, called special departments, were part of the Office of Special Departments of the NKVD (OO), but on April 19 1943, Stalin decided to subordinate the military counterintelligents to the USSR People’s Commissariat of Defense. This decision was made on the basis of considerations of more effective management of military counterintelligence. Just in time for 1943, Hitler's Germany, which gradually began to suffer defeat after defeat, intensified the work of its military intelligence. The sabotage groups, spies, and demolition of the enemy brought many problems to the fighting Red Army, therefore it was decided to include military counterintelligence in the structure of the general military command. Moreover, the post of people's commissar of defense was then held personally by Joseph Stalin. The responsibilities of the Smersh bodies included the fight against crime and espionage in the liberated territories of the country, and not only in the front line.

Smersh Front counterintelligence at the forefront of the fight against saboteurs


It was no coincidence that the personnel selection was made when appointing the heads of the Main Department, the Office and the Smersh Department. Viktor Semenovich Abakumov, for example, has established himself as an effective organizer and manager in state security agencies. For the head of this rank, Abakumov was a fairly young man - he was born in 1908, started service in the OGPU — NKVD bodies in 1932, and made a dizzying career, after six years rising from an intern in the economic department of the OGPU authorized representative in the Moscow region areas. Abakumov headed the military counterintelligence in 1941 year, having received an appointment to the post of deputy people's commissar of internal affairs of the USSR and head of the Special Divisions Department of the NKVD of the USSR. It should be noted that the successes of Abakumov in this position were really impressive. The military counterintelligence agencies worked much more efficiently than the counterintelligence officers of the USSR NKGB.

Counterintelligence of the Navy was headed by Major General of the Coast Service Pyotr Gladkov, also a native of the working family, who joined the OGPU in 1934 and quickly served first as Deputy Commissar of Internal Affairs of the Byelorussian SSR, and then Commissar of Internal Affairs of the Lithuanian SSR. Gladkov was appointed to the post of head of the Counterintelligence Directorate of the People's Commissariat of the USSR Navy from the post of head of the 9 department of the Special Divisions, and before that Gladkov headed the Special Department of the Karelian Front.

Semyon Yukhimovich, who headed the Smersh Department of the NKVD of the USSR, was the oldest among his colleagues - the chiefs of the "Smershaya" state security officer - he began serving in the Cheka back in 1920, at the age of twenty, and came to military counterintelligence immediately after the start of service.

What was the structure of the Smersh GUK? The staff of the central board was approved as part of 646 people, including the chief, four deputy chiefs, 16 assistants with a staff of 69 operational staff. The Smersh consisted of the Smersh front counterintelligence directorates, the Smersh divisions of armies, corps, divisions, brigades, and military districts. At the disposal of "Smersh" were the front units - platoons, companies and battalions, performing the functions of guarding and escorting, military support of operational activities of front-line departments, army, corps, division, brigade units. Also in the departments and divisions included units involved in providing encryption communication. It should be noted that “Smersh”, contrary to the widespread erroneous opinion, had no direct relation to the creation and functioning of the so-called. "Barrage detachments", which were formed by the NKVD of the USSR.

All Smersh military personnel wore military ranks established in the Red Army. The Smersh Directorate of Counterintelligence under the Navy Commissariat and the Smersh Counterintelligence Department of the NKVD had their own specifics. It is interesting that, in contrast to the overwhelming majority of his subordinates, Viktor Abakumov retained the special rank of state security commissioner of the 2 rank, and only in 1945 did he receive the rank of colonel general. Semyon Yukhimovich was also the state security commissioner, although he headed the NKVD-shny Smersh. Generally, “Smerzhevists” wore “all-army” military ranks.

The competence of Smersh included several main areas of activity. The most important, as is clear from the name of the General Directorate of Counterintelligence "Death to Spies", the focus of activities was the struggle against German intelligence, which launched vigorous activities in the occupied territories and in the rear. Since 1943, the Germans have begun to more actively saboteurs and scouts, paratroopers, on Soviet territory. The fight against reconnaissance and sabotage groups was entrusted to the “Smerzhevists” and, it must be said, they coped with the tasks set brilliantly.

Employees of Smersh eliminated groups of saboteurs abandoned in the “problem” regions of the Soviet rear — Kalmykia, Kazakhstan, and the North Caucasus. These groups were tasked with spreading nationalist sentiment and organizing the local anti-Soviet underground in the places of residence of peoples who had tense relations with the Soviet authorities. Often, “Smerzhivans” had to engage in combat with similar formations, neutralizing them and not allowing them to come into contact with the local population.

Even more tense were the working conditions of the Smersh bodies in the frontline. Counterintelligence followed along with the main units and formations of the army, not only identifying enemy agents, but also engaged in operational work to identify crimes committed by the Nazis in the occupied territories. Naturally, the Smersh bodies suffered heavy combat losses, which was due to the specifics of the service and participation in operational activities. During the war years, four Smersh employees received the title of Hero of the Soviet Union. Senior Lieutenant Petr Anfimovich Zhidkov, who served as the operative officer of the counterintelligence department of SMERSH in the 7th combat engineer and 39th tank brigades, died November 6, 1943 in the Kiev region. He engaged in hand-to-hand combat with several Nazis and, before accepting death from a fragment of a grenade, destroyed several Nazis.

The security officer of the counterintelligence department "Smersh" of the 134 Infantry Division (69-I Army), Lieutenant Grigory Kravtsov died in a battle in Poland in the 1945 year, replacing the company commander who retired. Lieutenant Mikhail Petrovich Krygin, operations officer of the counterintelligence department SMERSH of the Island Sector of Coastal Defense (Marine Defensive Area, Pacific Fleet), died 14 August 1945, already during the Soviet-Japanese war. 13 August 1945, Krygin participated in the amphibious operation and took command. 12 once he raised in the attack fighters, before he was mortally wounded. Lieutenant Vasily Mikhailovich Chebotaryov served as the Smersh Operational Officer of the 19 Guards Tank Brigade of the 3 Guards Tank Corps and died heroically, fighting with the enemy in a hand-to-hand combat. Many Smerzheans replaced the killed or wounded commanders of the army and navy units, carried out special command orders. It is known that the “Smerzhevist” served an average of about three months, after which he died or was injured. For example, during the battles for the liberation of Belarus, 236 military counterintelligence officers were killed, 136 people were injured. These are very large numbers, given that Smersh was not a large structure.

In Belarus, in Western Ukraine, in the Baltics, the Smersh bodies were also responsible for the destruction of the local anti-Soviet underground, including the formation of collaborators and nationalists of various kinds. Separately, it should be noted the fight against criminality of a criminal nature, which was also carried out by "Smerzheva residents". This was not surprising, since Hitler's agents often used the underworld to recruit agents and saboteurs; the Nazis who were behind the units, former policemen, and deserters joined the ranks of criminal gangs. Employees of Smersh participated in the search of liberated cities, rural settlements, forest belts, mountainous areas, together with the troops to protect the rear of the active army of the NKVD of the USSR, catching deserters, criminals, enemy spies.



The tasks of combating anti-Soviet sentiments and criminal offenses in the ranks of the Red Army and Navy were also assigned to military counterintelligence agencies. Of course, this aspect of the activities of the “Smerzhevists” subsequently raised many questions from critics of the Soviet authorities, since it was the military counterintelligence officers who exposed and prosecuted officers and soldiers of the Red Army who were dissatisfied with the current political system. Considering the difficult military-political situation, the “Smerzhevans” developed and brought to justice thousands of Soviet servicemen and civilians, including those who could hardly be called guilty of committing any crimes. In the army and navy, a system of surveillance of military personnel that did not have world analogues and quickly identify enemy agents and politically unreliable people was created. At the same time, the repressive functions of Smersh over the past two decades have been rather exaggerated. In fact, the “Smerzhevists” were operational workers, they did not pass sentences, did not have the authority to shoot military personnel or civilians without trial. Although, of course, it was the Smersh bodies that were involved in filtering Soviet prisoners of war.

German prisoners of war and prisoners of war from the armies of the Allies of Germany needed to be checked for belonging to intelligence services, for involvement in the commission of crimes in the territory of the Soviet Union and other countries. It was the “Smerzhevists” who, then, at the end of the war and the first year after it ended, revealed a large number of war criminals. As for Soviet prisoners of war, they also underwent testing of “Smerzhevists” in connection with German intelligence, for the presence of circumstances that could indicate a betrayal while they were in the rear. For example, 11 generals of the Red Army were arrested and convicted, who, while they were in German captivity, went over to the enemy and became part of the established anti-Soviet organizations. After the defeat of Hitler's Germany, the Smersh organs participated in the hostilities against Japan on the territory of China and Korea, in the rout of the Ukrainian and Baltic nationalists.

In 1946, the Smersh General Counterintelligence Directorate ceased to exist. After the Ministry of State Security of the USSR was established on the basis of the National Commissariat of State Security of the USSR, the latter included not only all units of the abolished NKGB, but also the Smersh military counterintelligence agencies. They were named 3 of the Main Directorate of the MGB of the USSR, responsible for counterintelligence in the armed forces of the USSR. Colonel-General Abakumov was appointed Minister of State Security - this is how Stalin highly appreciated his services during his time at the post of head of the Smersh GUK. For all the time of its existence, there was not a single case of treachery, going over to the side of the enemy, issuing secrets in Smersh. Until now, “Smerzhevists” are honored as the elite of the Soviet military counterintelligence in the entire history of its existence.
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  2. Olgovich
    Olgovich April 19 2018 05: 42
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    These groups were tasked with spreading nationalist sentiments and organizing a local anti-Soviet underground in places where peoples live, having tense relations with the Soviet regime.

    There were no such nations, everyone loved the Soviet regime! yes
    this aspect of the activity of the “Smerševites” subsequently raised many questions from critics of the Soviet government, since it was the military counterintelligence agents who exposed and prosecuted officers and soldiers of the Red Army, dissatisfied with the current political system.

    There was no oath in the oath of allegiance to the Communist Party
    For example, 11 generals of the Red Army were arrested and convicted, who, while in German captivity, went over to the side of the enemy and became part of the created anti-Soviet organizations.

    Only for 1941-1945. total was convicted MILLION Soviet troops
    1. Ingvar 72
      Ingvar 72 April 19 2018 09: 31
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      Quote: Olgovich
      There were no such nations, everyone loved the Soviet regime!

      Andrey - why exaggerate? Chechens, Crimean Tatars, Balts - there were difficulties, and big ones. But in Ukraine, in Moldova and in Belarus they were waiting for us as liberators. And the matter is not in the Soviet regime, but in the Russian people.
      Only for 1941-1945. In all, MILLION Soviet troops were convicted.
      Condemned to what? What happened to them?
      1. Monster_Fat
        Monster_Fat April 19 2018 09: 59
        +3
        in Ukraine, in Moldova and in Belarus they were waiting for us as liberators. And the matter is not in the Soviet regime, but in the Russian people.

        Yeah .... "Russian people" ..... And where, now these: Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine ..... winked
        1. NG inform
          NG inform April 20 2018 00: 59
          +3
          The people are Russian, the political orientation is different. If you look at the story, then civil strife has been the norm for 1200 years.
          1. Ruudi 34
            Ruudi 34 April 20 2018 10: 29
            +3
            I’ll tell you a clever thing, but don’t be offended: if you look at history, civil strife has been the norm throughout the entire existence of mankind and throughout the human range .. Simply, some “near-minded” people will use “double standards” with respect to alien people or civilization. And often they usually sin, representatives of "exceptional nations." For example, "Guardians" .. gygygy ...
        2. zoolu350
          zoolu350 April 23 2018 13: 33
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          Ask the Neovlasovites and they will tell you that the named territories have nothing to do with Russia.
      2. Olgovich
        Olgovich April 19 2018 11: 04
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        Quote: Ingvar 72
        Andrey - why exaggerate? Chechens, Crimean Tatars, Balts - there were difficulties, and big ones.

        What difficulties were there in 1943 when SMERSH was created and worked there?
        For some reason, the people's power had difficulties with the “enemy of the people” peoples: in addition to the ones you listed, you were deported: Greeks, Bulgarians, Germans, Ingush, Karachais, Balkars, Turks, Armenians, Azerbaijanis, Poles.
        Are there too many "enemies"?
        1. Ingvar 72
          Ingvar 72 April 19 2018 11: 14
          +13
          Quote: Olgovich
          Are there too many "enemies"?

          The Americans, without waging war on their territory, kept thousands of Japanese in the camps, who at that time were US citizens. wink
          1. Olgovich
            Olgovich April 20 2018 06: 04
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            Quote: Ingvar 72
            The Americans, without waging war on their territory, kept thousands of Japanese in the camps, who at that time were US citizens.

            Because Japan fought with the USA. Greece, Karachais and pr-fought with the USSR?
            1. Ruudi 34
              Ruudi 34 April 20 2018 10: 57
              +4
              Nothing personal - it’s better to isolate the “fifth column”. Churchill, they say, approved ... suppressing the Irish .. That same "colonizer" was ...
              1. Olgovich
                Olgovich April 20 2018 14: 15
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                Quote: Rudi 34
                Nothing personal - it’s better to isolate the “fifth column”. .

                Where is the "fifth column" indicated in the Criminal Code and the punishment for it? The enemy nations .... of the people? fool
                Quote: Rudi 34
                Churchill is said to have approved.

                They say that chickens ....
                1. Ruudi 34
                  Ruudi 34 April 21 2018 06: 31
                  +3
                  ... trample. Similarly - where are the decisions of the Department of Legislation of the House of Representatives of the US Congress on the introduction of the concept of "fifth column" and the fault of Japanese citizens of the United States in the US Penal Code? Well, I will give you orders for "deportations" ...
                  1. Olgovich
                    Olgovich April 22 2018 06: 32
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                    Quote: Rudi 34
                    Where are the decisions of the Department of Legislation of the House of Representatives of the US Congress on introducing the concept of the "fifth column" and the guilt of Japanese US citizens into the US Penal Code?

                    The damned capitalists could not have been legal, but we are talking about the bright national state. yes
                    Quote: Rudi 34
                    .. treading.

                    .... milk
                2. Ruudi 34
                  Ruudi 34 April 21 2018 06: 55
                  +4
                  1. "Speak" does not mean "Indisputably" - I am therefore aware and write "say" .... British independent journalists.
                  2. And where in the US Penal Code of the decree of the Department of Legislation of the House of Representatives of the US Congress to recognize the Japanese - the "fifth column"?
                  3. "Enemy of the people" - the legal term: a) of Ancient Rome. b) France during the revolution (it’s a shame not to know it, monsieur ... sorry: "Mon Colonel"). c) the 58th article of the Stalin period. Now it has been castrated to the "asocial element" - if not mistaken.
                  4. How is it: “Arab refugees” are not going to be deported under pressure from “public opinion”? Or are we all Charlie?
                  1. Olgovich
                    Olgovich April 22 2018 06: 43
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                    Quote: Rudi 34
                    1. "Speak" does not mean "Indisputably" - I am therefore aware and write "say" .... British independent journalists.

                    Those. gossiping ..
                    Quote: Rudi 34
                    2. And where in the US Penal Code of the decree of the Department of Legislation of the House of Representatives of the US Congress to recognize the Japanese - the "fifth column"?

                    Nowhere. And what? US actions - the measure of legality? fool Again, the same, Greece, BulgariaKorea-wave from the USSR?
                    Quote: Rudi 34
                    . "Enemy of the people" is a legal term: a) of Ancient Rome. b) France during the revolution (it’s a shame not to know it, monsieur ... sorry: "Mon Colonel"). c) the 58th article of the Stalin period. .

                    I know about France and about Dr. Rome But have you just glanced at the dictionary? As well as about that, I know that the term "enemies of the people" appeared in the everyday life of usurpers of power after the Thief (real enemies of the people) - from the first day.
                    Quote: Rudi 34
                    Now it has been castrated to the "asocial element" - if not mistaken.

                    Once again, you need to look into the dictionary to understand the difference between a non-drinking political enemy and a drunken homeless person.
                    1. Ruudi 34
                      Ruudi 34 April 24 2018 07: 35
                      +1
                      "Double standards" ... The independence of the country's policy and its authorities lies in the fact that she "wanted to spit on your opinions." Not this way? They are attacking the USSR only because they followed their own path and did not want to share their resources ... Well, why don’t you poke your "democracy" and "human rights" on the Arabs, who still cut their hands off and punish them with a whip? And very simple ... Her Majesty OIL. But what do you explain - you yourself see it. But as a ram, you will repeat "There is no democracy in Russia ... There is no democracy in Russia .." Yes, you just do not give a damn about the people in Russia, but you will "touchingly care for democratic principles" ... hypocrites with Jesuit holy faces.
                      Look at your problems better ... Mentors, your mother ..
          2. Ruudi 34
            Ruudi 34 April 20 2018 10: 34
            +4
            And the British suppressed the Irish for the "fifth column" ... and a hotbed of "pro-Nazi views." True, the "island gentlemen" forgot how they greeted the Germans with a "zig haile" at a football match ... And the son of the late Princess Diana .. (to the blessed memory .. here was a WOMAN) wore an open bandage with a swastika ...
          3. zenion
            zenion 11 May 2018 21: 28
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            You did not finish - not only the Japanese, but also the Germans. Of those who left Germany, little trust was only in the Jevs and not always. After all, the golden calf was very attractive. When a very large group of Germans was identified who worked for Hitler and did sabotage of various kinds, among them were body lovers. A small group of about a thousand people. About this in wartime, even made a film. What was supposed to make the Americans hold their ears up, like a shepherd. They informed each other with such zeal that they nearly destroyed the FBI.
        2. Nagaibak
          Nagaibak April 19 2018 12: 51
          +3
          Olgovich Are there not too many “enemies”?
          Kalmykov still forgot with the Koreans. And what is wrong?)))
          1. Olgovich
            Olgovich April 20 2018 06: 05
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            Quote: Nagaibak
            Kalmykov still forgot with the Koreans. )))

            Exactly.
            Quote: Nagaibak
            And what is wrong?)))

            No, everything is "normal" fool
            1. Nagaibak
              Nagaibak April 20 2018 15: 27
              +2
              cry ...
          2. Ruudi 34
            Ruudi 34 April 20 2018 10: 05
            +1
            Are you really a bitch? I ask for interest. For - almost a fellow countryman.
            1. Nagaibak
              Nagaibak April 20 2018 11: 13
              +1
              Rudi 34 "Are you really a Nagaybak? I ask for interest. For - almost a fellow countryman."
              No, but I’ve been to those parts.
              1. Ruudi 34
                Ruudi 34 April 21 2018 06: 17
                +1
                Quote: Nagaibak
                Rudi 34 "Are you really a Nagaybak? I ask for interest. For - almost a fellow countryman."
                No, but I’ve been to those parts.

                Clear. In the southern Urals? It’s just that the Nagaybaki Cossacks have a pedigree from my “small” homeland - from the west of Bashkiria.
        3. NG inform
          NG inform April 20 2018 00: 59
          +2
          Well, Europeans deported hundreds of times more, so no, very humane.
          1. Gopnik
            Gopnik April 20 2018 11: 40
            +2
            Quote: NG inform
            Europeans deported hundreds of times more


            What is this specifically about?
            1. NG inform
              NG inform April 20 2018 11: 50
              +4
              Well, the same post-war deportations of Germans in Europe are 50-100 times larger than all Stalinist ones. Actually against the background of the European - Stalin does not make sense to mention.
              1. Olgovich
                Olgovich April 20 2018 14: 18
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                Quote: NG inform
                Well, the same post-war deportations of Germans in Europe to 50-100 times more ambitious than all Stalinist.

                belay lol
                Quote: NG inform
                Actually against the background of the European - Stalinist does not make sense to mention

                With whom and what Europeans deported Germans? Forgot?
                1. NG inform
                  NG inform April 20 2018 16: 38
                  +4
                  Everything where the Germans were, except the German countries. And yet the hint does not work - Stalin is out of work here.
                  Hint 2: the same Poles do not even think about returning the Germans to their place and paying them compensation - i.e. present Poland bears full responsibility, as well as old.
                2. Alf
                  Alf April 20 2018 21: 11
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                  Quote: Olgovich
                  With whom and what Europeans deported Germans? Forgot?

                  Czechs and Poles in 46-47.
                  1. NG inform
                    NG inform April 22 2018 12: 31
                    -1
                    So what? Europeans? Europeans, they had enough freedom in this regard. Not only Czechs and Poles were deported, almost every country noted this: in Norway it was funnier, in addition to deportations, they recouped on German children.
                    Stalin also actually deported: 1. not just like that, 2. at much more dangerous times. Yes, the motive is completely different: to warn and save, unlike the pure European genocide - which has not been recognized until now, although it had a scale of a hundred times more and is unmotivated.
      3. MrK
        MrK April 19 2018 11: 54
        +10
        Quote: Ingvar 72
        Condemned to what? What happened to them?

        I’m embarrassed to ask: on whose side would Olgovich fight in the year 1943?
        1. Nagaibak
          Nagaibak April 19 2018 12: 53
          +7
          MrK
          "I’m embarrassed to ask: on whose side would Olgovich fight in 1943?"
          Well, if he writes that WE sent ... then he is against US.)))
          1. Olgovich
            Olgovich April 20 2018 06: 14
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            Quote: Nagaibak
            Well, if he writes that WE sent ... then he is against US.))

            READ when you learn: WHERE did "we" or "you" see? belay fool lol
            1. Nagaibak
              Nagaibak April 20 2018 11: 15
              +2
              Olgovich "in addition to the ones you listed, they were deported: Greeks, Bulgarians, Germans, Ingush, Karachais, Balkars, Turks, Armenians, Azerbaijanis, Poles."
              And you write more clearly ... highlight as that or something.))) That would then not whine.
              1. Olgovich
                Olgovich April 20 2018 14: 21
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                Quote: Nagaibak
                And you write more clearly ... highlight as that or something.))) That would then not whine.

                Quote: Nagaibak
                "In addition to those listed by you, the following were deported:

                for tankers: other than those listed by you, were deported ... yes
                1. Nagaibak
                  Nagaibak April 20 2018 15: 25
                  +3
                  Olgovich "for tankmen: in addition to those listed by you, they were deported."
                  WORDS rush is not good deer Bambi.))) Write normally. Clever, too, is not worth it.))) Although to whom I am.))) A whiner he is a whiner.)))
        2. Olgovich
          Olgovich April 20 2018 06: 11
          +1
          Quote: mrark
          I’m embarrassed to ask: on whose side would Olgovich fight in the year 1943?

          You ask me, what does Ingvar have to do with it?
          On the side of the Fatherland, like all my grandfathers and great-grandfathers in the Russian-Turkish, Russian-Japanese, WWII, Finnish, WWII.
          I am a teammate Brigadier Commissar Zhilenkov.
          1. MrK
            MrK April 20 2018 18: 21
            +3
            Quote: Olgovich
            On the side of the Fatherland, like all my grandfathers and great-grandfathers in the Russian-Turkish, Russian-Japanese, WWII, Finnish, WWII.


            Well, the same grandfathers and great-grandfathers. And you?
        3. Ruudi 34
          Ruudi 34 April 24 2018 11: 44
          0
          Unclear? On the side of the Vichy government ... but since after the 45th "in the bastard" - on the side of de Gaulle ..
      4. Vladimir 5
        Vladimir 5 April 19 2018 13: 18
        +2
        We still do not understand that Soviet power, as a nation-wide and equal power, ended in 1925, with the death of Lenin and continued with the Bolshevik party massacre (Trotsky, Bukharin, Zinoviev ...) ..,. Then came the usurpation of power by groups, and at the end by the single-handedly “Genius of All Times and Peoples” ... According to this, they had Soviet power that existed without the power of councils and people, and we can’t call it anything other than dictatorship .... In the clash of capitalism and its degenerates different fascists, the Stalinist dictatorial regime played a positive role of unity and leadership, but that ended the pluses of the dictatorship, which they were not, but in the end for Russia are negative ...
      5. Severski
        Severski April 19 2018 13: 58
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        But in Ukraine, in Moldova and in Belarus they were waiting for us as liberators.


        Seriously?
        1. Ruudi 34
          Ruudi 34 April 19 2018 22: 22
          +9
          Imagine. And not only there. There was a guerrilla war in Eastern Europe - Have you forgotten that partisan movements do not arise from a good life? Well, a newsreel of meetings of Soviet soldiers with flowers - do you think they are staged? I think the French "poppies" would also welcome their Soviet allies if they came to France. Everything is ambiguous, of course.
          1. Severski
            Severski April 20 2018 04: 19
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            Is it Zapadentsy or something, waiting for the Russians? Or Moldovans? Have you been there at all or are you judging the world from pictures?
            1. Ruudi 34
              Ruudi 34 April 20 2018 09: 58
              +4
              And what do you mean by "zapadentsy"? Galicians, Lemki, Volyn, Rusyns? Rusyns do not even consider themselves Ukrainians. Volynians - suffered from the "Bandera" no worse than the Poles .. So, what do you think: "Zapadentsy"?
              1. Ruudi 34
                Ruudi 34 April 21 2018 06: 18
                +1
                Monsieur, suddenly lost interest? Ahah ..
                1. Severski
                  Severski April 23 2018 18: 11
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                  You say well-known things with the pathos of a great professor.
                  1. Ruudi 34
                    Ruudi 34 April 24 2018 07: 27
                    +1
                    Nonetheless. Who are the "zapadentsy"?
    2. Looking for
      Looking for April 19 2018 13: 53
      +3
      Any victory has its price, especially the Great Victory. By the way, God forbid that YOU and others like you will be neutralized immediately.
    3. Fitter65
      Fitter65 April 19 2018 15: 37
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      Quote: Olgovich

      There was no oath in the oath of allegiance to the Communist Party

      And where is the article talking about the words in the oath of allegiance to the CPSU (b)?
      About the number of convicted servicemen
      During the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945 In total, 999.510 was condemned by Soviet military personnel (including 376.300 for desertion), of which:
      - 427.910 people sent to the penalty units to the front;
      - 436.600 people sent to prison;
      - 135.000 man shot [1].
      The most common crime of desertion (37% of the total number of criminals)
      Persons who committed the following crimes were sentenced to death:
      - transition or attempt to move to the side of the enemy;
      - sabotage (disruption of the movement schedule of equipment or refusal to shoot at the enemy);
      - desertion;
      - killing;
      - cowardice in battle;
      - unauthorized abandonment of the battlefield;
      - counter-revolutionary crimes (or anti-state in another way);
      - banditry;
      - robbery;
      - robbery;
      - persons who already had a criminal record for the above crimes;
      - Persons who have repeatedly deserted from the Red Army

      By the way, with the military personnel who passed the penal units, the criminal record was removed.
      ... through the penal units of the Red Army in 1942-1945. 427.910 people passed ...
      Through the Soviet Armed Forces in 1941-1945. 34.476.700 people passed. The share of fines is 1,24%.

      We go further
      From order No. 0046 of October 13, 1941 on the troops of the Western Front: “All those who depart without a written order of the Military Council of the front and the army are to be shot” ....

      From the order of G.K. Zhukov on October 20, 1941, on the troops of the Western Front: "... ruthlessly shoot the guilty, not stopping at the complete destruction of all those who abandoned the front, the Military Council to detain all those departing, to understand this matter and implement the command of the commander." ..
      The NKVD of the USSR canceled these orders. From June 22 to October 10, 1941, the Special NKVD Departments and the NKVD Troops detained 657.364 troops who were behind their units or fled from the battlefield. 632.486 people were formed in units and sent to the front. And only 25.878 people were arrested (spies, saboteurs, traitors, cowards, alarmists, deserters, distributors of provocative rumors, gunmen). Of these, 10.201 were shot, of which, before the formation, 3.321. That is, only criminals were punished, and the rest went to war.

      That's for justice
      Quote: Olgovich
      everyone loved Soviet power!
  3. Amurets
    Amurets April 19 2018 05: 43
    +13
    It is known that the “death man” served on average about three months, after which he died or was injured. For example, during the fighting for the liberation of Belarus, 236 military counterintelligence officers were killed and 136 people were injured. These are very large numbers, given that Smersh was not a large structure.

    Thanks, thanks. It’s not a matter of referring to fiction, but I still refer here to V. Bogomolava “Moment of Truth”, about one of these groups. Many interesting things can be found in the books of former operative Anatoly Stepanovich Tereshchenko. Here is one of them: "Purgatory SMERSH. Stalin's" wolfhounds ""
    1. Fitter65
      Fitter65 April 19 2018 15: 41
      +6
      Quote: Amurets
      Thanks, thanks. It’s not a matter of referring to fiction, but I still refer here to V. Bogomolava. "

      BOGOMOLOV !!! Moreover, comrade BOGOMOLOV served in this system and wrote almost from himself ...
  4. Dashing
    Dashing April 19 2018 07: 12
    +18
    I think that the Smersh workers would have found a lot of work in combating agents and saboteurs in the modern Russian government.
    1. iva12936
      iva12936 April 19 2018 10: 20
      +3
      They work, but do not always interfere with them (from above)
    2. Looking for
      Looking for April 19 2018 14: 00
      +2
      Absolutely. And not even among the Russian authorities. but simply here, among the forum participants.
      1. Gopnik
        Gopnik April 19 2018 14: 34
        0
        Do you think foreign intelligence agents and saboteurs have dug in here?
      2. Ruudi 34
        Ruudi 34 April 24 2018 07: 50
        0
        You have a very high opinion of us, the modest agents of the Kremlin. repeat
    3. bober1982
      bober1982 April 19 2018 14: 16
      +1
      Quote: DARK
      “Smersha” workers would have found a lot of work to combat agents and saboteurs in the modern Russian government.

      This would not be their responsibility, the Decree of the GKO on the approval of the provision on SMERSH dated 21.04.1943/XNUMX/XNUMX, defined specific tasks - the fight against spies, anti-Soviet elements, deserters in units and institutions of the Red Army, at the front.
      1. Dashing
        Dashing April 19 2018 18: 13
        +5
        Do not be bureaucrats and nerds, bober1982. I know no worse than you the duties and tasks of SMERSH bodies. But imagine all the horror and panic of the corrupt gang of elite accomplices of the West, when incorruptible "wolfhounds" loyal to their homeland and their people would deal with them. By the way, “spies, anti-Soviet elements, deserters” are so close to our rulers, don't you find?
        1. bober1982
          bober1982 April 19 2018 18: 34
          0
          Quote: DARK
          Don't you find?

          "Wolfhounds" are nevertheless obliged to take the "guys", the "pendulum" to swing and shoot "Macedonian"
          1. Dashing
            Dashing April 19 2018 18: 50
            +6
            I understand. Serdyukov, of course, is not "scab," but taking it would be a pleasure.
            1. bober1982
              bober1982 April 19 2018 18: 57
              +2
              I agree, I will not argue.
    4. Ruudi 34
      Ruudi 34 April 19 2018 22: 27
      +5
      Undoubtedly. And rightly so. The most dangerous enemy is "internal"
  5. sergo1914
    sergo1914 April 19 2018 10: 39
    +4
    Abakumov’s photo has a cap, and what they wear now cannot be described with good words.
  6. Gopnik
    Gopnik April 19 2018 12: 02
    0
    By the way, during the Second World War, 10 times more soldiers were shot by the sentence of the Red Army than Germans of the Wehrmacht. Once again, it’s only shot by sentence.
    It is impossible to compare with the Americans.
    1. Alf
      Alf April 19 2018 21: 37
      +3
      Quote: Gopnik
      during the Second World War, 10 times more soldiers were shot by the sentence of the Red Army than Germans of the Wehrmacht.

      Can I have numbers?
      Quote: Gopnik
      It is impossible to compare with the Americans.

      Isn’t it about the Americans that General Eisenhower-Discipline mentioned in the order is low, many robberies and rapes? Is the concept of Marokinnat familiar?
      1. Gopnik
        Gopnik April 19 2018 23: 13
        0
        Quote: Alf
        Can I have numbers?


        135 thousand. in the Red Army and approx. 12 in the Wehrmacht

        Quote: Alf
        Is the concept of Marokinnat familiar?


        And where does the US Army ????
    2. Ruudi 34
      Ruudi 34 April 19 2018 22: 35
      +4
      And how else to talk with a gopota? By the way, it’s precisely the gopot in the battle that yells first: “They surrounded, everything was lost, a rascal, guys ..” Because fighting for a wallet is one thing, and participating in a real battle is another.
  7. polpot
    polpot April 19 2018 13: 31
    +4
    An extremely effective counterintelligence agency, had certain disadvantages but there were much more advantages.
  8. BAI
    BAI April 19 2018 14: 33
    +6
    Of course SMERSH had a lot of work.
    I have repeatedly pointed out that on 22.06.1941/48/11 there were a huge number of Soviet citizens who did not want to fight with Germany (I will not list them again). And a large number of prisoners is one of the most obvious evidence. The reasons for being captured are different, but if a soldier could fight and did not want to give up, he did not give up. From the military journal 1943 German tank corps July XNUMX, XNUMX (Kursk):
    According to reports, during the encirclement of the enemy west of Pena in the area of ​​Verkhnopenie - Berezovka, the enemy suffered the following losses in people and equipment: prisoners and defectors - 4800 people, killed - 1371 people, 173 tank, 18 equipment, 74 anti-tank guns, 118 mortars, 273 machine gun, 147 submachine guns, 20 aircraft.
    These successes were achieved in a fierce struggle with the enemy, who, in some sections of the front, partially avoided capture by self-destruction. Along with the defeat of one tank brigade of the 3rd mechanical corps and the 6th tank corps, one can also take into account the destruction of powerful infantry forces ”

    Now, directly to the prisoners. Work with them needs to be revealed more than just a mention.
    1. How many were there?
    The German command in the official data indicates the figure of 5 million 270 thousand people. According to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, the loss of prisoners amounted to 4 million 559 thousand people

    We will focus on our figure - 4 million 559 thousand.
    It should be noted that in the USSR there were only 1 million 832 thousand people (the rest, as I understand it, died in German captivity).
    Historian V. Zemskov notes that the check in the special camps of the NKVD was not only military personnel.


    “The special contingept, which was tested and filtered in special camps (PFL - test-filtration camps. - Auth.), Was divided into three accounting groups:

    1st — prisoners of war and encirclements;

    2nd — rank-and-file police, village wardens and other civilians suspected of treason;

    3rd — civilians (men) of military age living in the territory occupied by the enemy.

    From the moment the NKVD special camps were organized at the end of 1941 until October 1, 1944, 421 people passed through them, including 354 592 - in the 1st group of accounting, 40 062 - in the 2nd and 26 545 - in the 3rd; of them went away over the same period, respectively 319 239, 3 and 061 people

    We see that quite a lot died during the filtration period (the reason is not indicated) - approximately 10% of those caught in the filtration camps.
    2. Of these (caught in filtration camps.) Was convicted (caught in special camps)
    Are in the special camps of the NKVD of the USSR:
    51601 people under inspection.
    including - officers of 5 people

    Those. 57000 people - 16% of the detainees.
    But only 8% of the total number of prisoners of war or 19% of those who returned returned to the filtration camps. (At the same time, we must somehow take into account that the filtration work was stopped in October 01, 1944, and the main return of prisoners was in 1945).
    3. I.e. the overwhelming majority of prisoners did not pass any verification at all, and of the remaining, the vast majority were released. Moreover, this is in the conditions of war, when there are no documents, and as I checked, I will not submit. A lot of work was done, and it was aimed precisely at the rehabilitation of prisoners of war.
    1. BAI
      BAI April 19 2018 15: 07
      +8
      There is ready-made data in order not to consider it yourself:
      In his study “The Great Slandered War,” historian Igor Pykhalov analyzes in sufficient detail various documentary evidence on the results of inspections released from enemy captivity and comes to the following conclusions: “More than 95% (or 19 out of every 20) of the former were successfully tested among ordinary and sergeant personnel prisoners of war. The situation was somewhat different with the officers who were in captivity. Of these, less than 3% were arrested, but from the summer of 1943 until the fall of 1944. a significant proportion were sent as soldiers and sergeants to assault battalions. And this is quite understandable and justified: there is more demand from an officer than from an ordinary.

      In addition, it must be borne in mind that officers who fell into penal battles and atoned for their guilt were reinstated in the rank. For example, the 1st and 2nd assault battalions, formed by August 25, 1943, showed themselves on the excellent side during two months of fighting and were disbanded by order of the NKVD. The fighters of these units were restored to their rights (including officers), and then sent to fight further as part of the Red Army.

      And in November 1944, the GKO adopted a resolution according to which released prisoners of war and Soviet citizens of draft age were sent directly to the reserve military units until the end of the war, bypassing the special camps. Among them were more than 83 officers. Of these, 000, after verification, were dismissed from the army, more than 56 were sent to the troops, 160 were deprived of officer ranks and demoted to privates, 10 were transferred to privates and sergeants.

      Besides:
      Finally, in 1945, thousands of participants in the Wehrmacht military formations (ROA, Cossack Corps, etc.) were actually amnestied. He announced that, in connection with the Victory over the enemy, the Motherland shows great condescension to them and replaces the death penalty with a special settlement for a period of 6 years. [88]

      Of course, not everyone was waiting for an early forgiveness and oblivion of their previous "exploits." The officers who went over to the side of the enemy, participants in punitive actions against partisans, SS legionaries who burned villages with civilians, and organizers of mass executions, went to the Gulag camps to atone for their guilt before their homeland. Judging by how bravely they march today in separate independent states, they were also treated unreasonably gently.
      1. Amurets
        Amurets April 19 2018 17: 08
        +3
        Quote: BAI
        And in November 1944, the GKO adopted a resolution according to which released prisoners of war and Soviet citizens of draft age were sent directly to the reserve military units until the end of the war, bypassing the special camps.

        For example: "Krivonogov I.P. The Motherland Calls. - Gorky: Gorky Book Publishing House, 1963. - 192 pp. /" Pay attention to the date of publication of the book -1963. “This is what we see and the book by Ivan Krivonogov,“ The Motherland is Calling. ”These are true eyewitness notes. They were written by a man who met the first flurry of war at the border, kept his enemy’s onslaught for two weeks, was burnt and exhausted, was captured several Nazi prisons and camps, and finally, together with his friend Mikhail Devyatayev, organized the escape of a group of Russian prisoners in a German bomber. The case is unprecedented in the history of World War II! " And this is what happened after the escape:
        "... After the necessary verification, the rank and file of our group joined the formation that fought on the Oder bridgehead. We, the three officers — me, Devyatayev, Yemets — were waiting for confirmation of our military ranks and for now remained out of action."
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      3. Pushkar
        Pushkar April 19 2018 18: 15
        +2
        Quote: BAI
        There is ready-made data in order not to consider it yourself:
        In his study “The Great Slandered War,” historian Igor Pykhalov analyzes in sufficient detail various documentary evidence on the results of inspections released from enemy captivity and comes to the following conclusions: “More than 95% (or 19 out of every 20) of the former were successfully tested among ordinary and sergeant personnel prisoners of war.
        I confirm. My late father-in-law was in German captivity from July 1941 to May 1944. After his release, he was tested and fought before the Victory in the ranks of the Army
        1. Ruudi 34
          Ruudi 34 April 19 2018 22: 37
          +2
          Similarly, with my grandfather. He did not serve any hard labor for captivity.
    2. Alf
      Alf April 19 2018 21: 40
      +4
      Quote: BAI
      We see that quite a lot died during the filtration period (the reason is not indicated) - approximately 10% of those caught in the filtration camps.

      And why be surprised if you recall, to put it mildly, the uncomfortable conditions of detention of our prisoners in German concentration camps.
      1. Ruudi 34
        Ruudi 34 April 19 2018 22: 39
        +3
        After Stalingrad, German prisoners also died - dystrophy and other diseases ... but they were attributed to the "cruelty" of the Soviet camps. We know, even who.
  9. Monarchist
    Monarchist April 19 2018 15: 05
    +1
    Quote: Vladimir 5
    We still do not understand that Soviet power, as a nation-wide and equal power, ended in 1925, with the death of Lenin and continued with the Bolshevik party massacre (Trotsky, Bukharin, Zinoviev ...) ..,. Then came the usurpation of power by groups, and at the end by the single-handedly “Genius of All Times and Peoples” ... According to this, they had Soviet power that existed without the power of councils and people, and we can’t call it anything other than dictatorship .... In the clash of capitalism and its degenerates different fascists, the Stalinist dictatorial regime played a positive role of unity and leadership, but that ended the pluses of the dictatorship, which they were not, but in the end for Russia are negative ...

    In fact, V.I. Lenin died in January 1924, but in fact he withdrew from political life much earlier. In general terms, I agree with you, but in detail
  10. Monarchist
    Monarchist April 19 2018 15: 31
    +2
    Quote: Amurets
    It is known that the “death man” served on average about three months, after which he died or was injured. For example, during the fighting for the liberation of Belarus, 236 military counterintelligence officers were killed and 136 people were injured. These are very large numbers, given that Smersh was not a large structure.

    Thanks, thanks. It’s not a matter of referring to fiction, but I still refer here to V. Bogomolava “Moment of Truth”, about one of these groups. Many interesting things can be found in the books of former operative Anatoly Stepanovich Tereshchenko. Here is one of them: "Purgatory SMERSH. Stalin's" wolfhounds ""

    Amurets, you removed the language “Moment of Truth. In August 1944” from my tongue, and I’ll add: Khrutsky “fourth tier” is just a fight against the criminal element. In this connection, I recalled: in my childhood I heard from adults that in 1941 there was a "gathering" of criminal authorities and they decided to help in the fight with occupants. They say criminals are divided into "conscious" and not "unconscious." Subsequently, I heard that the thieves allegedly had a song: “our car decided not to have an enemy” or something like that
  11. Monarchist
    Monarchist April 19 2018 15: 56
    +4
    Quote: tyu22
    Quote: Captain45
    We have found such an interpretation of the word "legendary"

    T-34 soldier
    Three-inch
    Forty
    Maxim
    PCA
    Enough or continue?

    In Kiev, uncle, and in the elderberry garden "you have it. T34, a very good tank. I knew the T34-85 mechvod and he believed that he remained alive thanks to the T34: he was below the Sherman and unpretentious in leaving, and on the front - it costs a lot. The 45 mm gun was an excellent assistant for soldiers until the fall of 1942. Maxim was really a legendary machine gun. When the “graters” started in China in 1968, they remembered Maxim again, and by that time they already knew well: Goryunov’s system, PKSM and other machine guns. "Dad" really the first had problems with the store: not always the store then the other machines were in aimovygodnoevmenyaem but unpretentious and very good hand to hand, multiply charged and soldiers was appreciated.
    Stop or continue?
  12. bubalik
    bubalik April 19 2018 17: 03
    +1
    ,,, and in "Smersha" living people worked ,,, it was different repeat ,,, throw it on the fan wassat
    1. Ruudi 34
      Ruudi 34 April 19 2018 22: 41
      0
      A normal person is afraid of "eating from the same pot and sleeping under the same coat" with gonorrhea .. This is of course a fake, but even imagining it can be understood .. By the way, how can the "holy Russian officers" relate to syphilitics?
  13. shuravi
    shuravi April 19 2018 18: 32
    +3
    Quote: bubalik
    ,,, and in "Smersha" living people worked ,,, it was different repeat ,,, throw it on the fan wassat


    Sorry, but this is a remake. And the crooked side is nowhere to be found. laughing
    1. bubalik
      bubalik April 19 2018 18: 54
      +1
      Sorry, but this is a remake. And the crooked side is nowhere to be found.
      ,, then the entire resource "Memory of the people" linden belay request
      1. Gopnik
        Gopnik April 19 2018 20: 15
        +1
        Of course! The fishermen from SMERSHA did not engage in sekas, nor did they
  14. Arkady Gaidar
    Arkady Gaidar April 19 2018 18: 55
    +1
    Thanks! Good article. But there are some comments. The topic is not fully disclosed. Today, it is customary to pour mud on these structures of the USSR by pro-Western and liberal people. And this moment, “a tracking system in the army and navy, which has no analogues in the world,” should have been revealed in more detail. Indeed, most of all they lie and pour mud on the topic of total control. Starting with Solzhenitsyn and others. Not everyone read The Moment of Truth. Therefore, it was necessary to clarify the features of work in areas of intense relations with the Soviet government and the front line.
  15. shuravi
    shuravi April 19 2018 19: 05
    +2
    Quote: bubalik
    Sorry, but this is a remake. And the crooked side is nowhere to be found.
    ,, then the entire resource "Memory of the people" linden belay request

    I have no idea what kind of resource, but this scribble linden. request
    1. Pushkar
      Pushkar April 19 2018 19: 14
      +2
      Quote: shuravi

      I have no idea what kind of resource, but this scribble linden. request
      And the fact that the hospitals had the appropriate departments - also linden? The fact that sexually transmitted diseases bloomed in the liberated territories after the invaders and the young men “picked up” - is it also vicious slander? Why does this belittle the authority of SMERSH? And look at the resource "People’s memory".
      1. Olaf Uksimae
        Olaf Uksimae April 20 2018 03: 51
        +1
        27.07.1945/XNUMX/XNUMX WWII has already ended, comrade officers relaxed :)
    2. Gopnik
      Gopnik April 19 2018 20: 18
      0
      Shuravi, the fact that you stay away from women does not mean that the others do the same
  16. shuravi
    shuravi April 19 2018 20: 04
    +3
    Quote: Pushkar
    Quote: shuravi

    I have no idea what kind of resource, but this scribble linden. request
    And the fact that the hospitals had the appropriate departments - also linden? The fact that sexually transmitted diseases bloomed in the liberated territories after the invaders and the young men “picked up” - is it also vicious slander? Why does this belittle the authority of SMERSH? And look at the resource "People’s memory".



    I said one thing, this BAMAGA linden. That's all.
  17. shuravi
    shuravi April 19 2018 20: 27
    0
    Quote: Gopnik
    Shuravi, the fact that you stay away from women does not mean that the others do the same



    Are you a fool? Or are you having difficulty understanding the text?
    1. Gopnik
      Gopnik April 19 2018 20: 37
      0
      It looks like you. Since you have difficulty understanding the text of an archival document published on the official website.
  18. shuravi
    shuravi April 19 2018 20: 52
    +4
    Quote: Gopnik
    It looks like you. Since you have difficulty understanding the text of an archival document published on the official website.


    I don’t really care what kind of site it is and what kind of "wise men" pull all shit there.
    But what you call a document, linden, that is, a remake, and the ignoramuses pile it. lol
    1. Gopnik
      Gopnik April 19 2018 23: 16
      0
      Well, of course, any schizophrenic declares nonexistent that does not fit with his picture of the world.
  19. shuravi
    shuravi April 20 2018 00: 10
    0
    Quote: Gopnik
    Well, of course, any schizophrenic declares nonexistent that does not fit with his picture of the world.



    I assume that you are schizophrenic with your own picture of the world. lol
    But right, you definitely need to be a schizophrenic to take this piece of paper as genuine.
    It seems that someone pile it in order to troll the fools. lol
    Such a "report" has been walking on the network for a long time:

    And after all there are coots, they believe. Although it is much more competently made.
  20. Monarchist
    Monarchist April 20 2018 11: 13
    +1
    Quote: Gopnik
    Shuravi, the fact that you stay away from women does not mean that the others do the same

    It is said
  21. Glory1974
    Glory1974 April 20 2018 11: 39
    +1
    The article is interesting, but I would still like to know what is the reason for such a high efficiency of Smersh?
    Why other special services were less effective, the matter is in the personality of the leader or in the created system of work.
  22. shuravi
    shuravi April 20 2018 12: 34
    +2
    Quote: glory1974
    The article is interesting, but I would still like to know what is the reason for such a high efficiency of Smersh?
    Why other special services were less effective, the matter is in the personality of the leader or in the created system of work.



    Pros and independence from the army leadership.
    1. Ruudi 34
      Ruudi 34 April 24 2018 11: 51
      0
      As well as a total tracking system. Since the USSR was - "a single military camp." And in Germany it’s still dangerous to fart on the street on red - they’ll immediately report ... to "publicly support from unworthy steps."
  23. Novichok
    Novichok April 22 2018 19: 53
    +1
    Death to Spies!