Pavel Fitin - Soviet Schellenberg


Who does not remember the legendary Soviet television series “Seventeen Moments of Spring” and the short phrase “Eustace to Alex”, which has become one of the “identifying marks” of this film and has long been included in folklore? Everyone knows Eustace, the Soviet intelligence officer Isaev - Stirlitz. About Alex, the voice-over voice of announcer Yefim Kopelyan only explains that he was the head of Soviet intelligence.


And if the scout Stirlitz was more of a collective image, then his boss had a very specific prototype. In fact, he has little in common with the elderly and always gloomy Alex from the film, on the contrary, he was a young, smiling and charming person. His name was Pavel Mikhailovich Fitin.

It was Fitin who, since May 1939, headed the Soviet foreign intelligence of that time. His appointment for our country was of crucial importance. Fitin managed to establish work that allowed him to obtain extremely important information. This invaluable information played a decisive role, both in the war years for the salvation of our country, and in the post-war period.

Documentary film “Without Witnesses. Pavel Fitin v. Schellenberg ”, filmed with the assistance of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service bureau, will talk about the work of the foreign intelligence service of the war years, headed by the outstanding Chekist Pavel Mikhailovich Fitin.

[media = https: //youtu.be/vw3TTIogScY]
Ctrl Enter

Noticed a mistake Highlight text and press. Ctrl + Enter

12 comments
Information
Dear reader, to leave comments on the publication, you must to register.

I have an account? Sign in

  1. bistrov. 17 November 2019 08: 17 New
    • 0
    • 0
    0
    Frames decide everything!
  2. The comment was deleted.
    1. CommanderDIVA 17 November 2019 09: 07 New
      • 2
      • 0
      +2
      Schellenberg headed the 6th Directorate (SD) of the Reich’s Imperial Security Directorate -Germany’s political intelligence is an analogue of our NKGB so the name of the film is correct
      1. Avior 17 November 2019 10: 02 New
        • 0
        • 0
        0
        Fitin was far from engaged only in political intelligence, like Schellenberg.
        And counterintelligence agents work against scouts
        1. CommanderDIVA 17 November 2019 22: 49 New
          • 0
          • 0
          0
          "And counterintelligence work against intelligence" - seriously? But I didn’t know ...
  3. Avior 17 November 2019 09: 33 New
    • 1
    • 0
    +1
    The photo of Fitin is not very successful in the article. On it, he just bears a resemblance to
    . with the elderly and forever gloomy Alex from the movie,

    Fitin
    . he was a young, smiling and charming man. XNUMX


    In terms of appearance, it is somewhat similar to Schellenberg, as described
    . It knows how to use its charm, and when it is used, it creates a completely plausible illusion, as if you are talking with a pleasant, harmless and rather original young man ...


    The scouts, it seems, have this mask, Schellenberg is described as a dodgy and unprincipled person, and Fitin was not a coot and a shirtless guy open, as you might think from the picture.
    Despite the fact that Fitin was in conflict with Beria, after the arrest of Beria, he was dismissed from service without a pension and then Fitin worked in various positions, right up to the director of the plant’s photo.
    Such gratitude turned out to be for his work ....
    1. tihonmarine 17 November 2019 23: 25 New
      • 0
      • 0
      0
      Quote: Avior
      Such gratitude turned out to be for his work ....

      I do not have the right to judge, he was appointed by Comrade Stalin to the post, but I have a doubt, since Fitin has been in the organs of GB since August 1938 of the year, and after 10 months in May of 1939 of the year, at the 31 age, he headed the foreign intelligence of the state security agencies. Which may be the chief of foreign intelligence from an agricultural machinery engineer.
      1. Avior 18 November 2019 00: 02 New
        • 0
        • 0
        0
        The failures of Soviet intelligence were, and very serious, such as the failure of agents in the leadership of Nazi Germany after the outbreak of the war, such as Lehman and Schulze-Boysen, but Fitin was the head of intelligence during the most difficult time, during the war, while Stalin held him in due time - It says a lot, then it was very easy to fly.
        And then there were no intelligence specialists with specialized education.
  4. knn54 17 November 2019 11: 32 New
    • 0
    • 1
    -1
    Without Fitin, the Soviet atomic project would not have been realized.
  5. Tests 18 November 2019 22: 01 New
    • 0
    • 0
    0
    Avior (Sergey), dear, if declassified documents are not lying, employees of the Red Army Intelligence Directorate worked with a group of Haro Schulze Boyzen and Arvid Harnak. Neglecting the rules of conspiracy of military intelligence led to the failure, torture and execution of Germans - anti-fascists in the summer of 1943 .... Fitin served in the NKVD - NKGB, his people worked with Willy Lehman before the war. But who prepared the liaison officer - External Intelligence or the GRU, because of which Lehman took the Gestapo - I do not know.
  6. Lontus 21 November 2019 16: 15 New
    • 1
    • 0
    +1
    Galkovsky writes that Fitin is a showcase of an English intelligence branch operating in the USSR.
    1. Lontus 21 November 2019 16: 18 New
      • 1
      • 0
      +1
      Quote: Lontus
      Galkovsky writes that Fitin is a showcase of an English intelligence branch operating in the USSR.

      https://galkovsky.ru/upravda/archive/133.html

      Who led this cyclopean work? Who in one day stole 600 drawings of a top-secret radar installation from the gullible English and their slobs-allies (see the article "Two of the Casket" of 22.08/1941). Who else in September 1943 received detailed information about the Anglo-American atomic project that had just arisen and for years bombarded the Kremlin with detailed information about all the details of the manufacture of atomic weapons? Who in 1945, with the help of the London agent Blant, received the plan of the German attack on the Kursk Bulge intercepted by the British? Who, under a magnifying glass, saw Dulles' separatist fuss in Switzerland in early XNUMX?

      What, dear readers, are intrigued? Eagerly fidgeting in the chair, want to look into the eyes of Super-Superintelligence No. 1? It will be right now.

      Pashka Fitin was born in 1907, in a distant outback - in the village of Ozhegino of the Tobolsk province. He graduated from a two-year rural school. With difficulty - the time was dashing, not before studying. Now white, then red, then just bandits. Again hunger. At 13, he enrolled in the commune, pricked up his bast shoes in the Komsomol. And he went to play as if on a track: whack, whack. The trays are strong. Passed accelerated magic transglucators, reached the Moscow Institute of Mechanization and Electrification of Agriculture. He graduated, worked as deputy chief editor of the Selkhozgiz publishing house. The time was dashing. The formation of collective farms, the famine, the struggle with kulak hairdressers. All you need is an enticing literature: "Comrade Stalin's Speech on Kinks in the Village," "How to Install a Piano in a Collective Farm Club," "Pavlik Morozov," "Death to Fists and Podkulakites!" Such literature needs a chief editor - brainy Finkelarsh. And to the editor-in-chief - a vigilant deputy correspondent. Take his mistakes on a pencil.

      In March 1938, at the age of 31 years old, Pavel Mikhaylovich Fitin happened to have a manotation. By decision of the party bodies, he was sent to another educational program - to accelerated shock courses of the NKVD higher school. In August 1938, the courses were successfully completed. You ask, what's next? AND ALL. Since May 1939, Fitin became the head of the 5th department of the GUGB NKVD, that is, the head of foreign intelligence. It was this “Selkhozgiz” that controlled until 1946 Shtirlitsy, Cambridge fives, Rosenbergs.

      During the war, Stalin needed the fat-faced Kalashnikov, a little tomfoolery who did not understand anything. NOTHING AT ALL. He shifted the papers from left to right, but sparkled with the iconostasis of orders at the meetings of T-bills:

      - Goods. Pa to the merchants of Fytyn, the Hitler commanders are planning a strike in the Kursk area. Commodity Fytyn, familiarize those present with the dacumentams.

      Comrade Fitin honestly opens the folder received yesterday from the world, reads. Fitin knew how to read. Taught.

      During the war, the British simply connected the NKGB to the network. Those. food spewed directly into the beak. In the late forties it was a question of some autonomy and SUCH was no longer needed. Therefore, blessed little Ivanushka was pushed. Slammed hard, but good, loving.
  7. Valerikk 12 January 2020 22: 07 New
    • 1
    • 0
    +1
    The heading of the article jarred. It is somehow not good to call Pavel Fitin the name of a fascist reptile. He is not a "Soviet Schellenberg". He is Pavel Mikhailovich Fitin.