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After the war, the CIA recruited former Latvian SS men

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The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) recruited former Latvian SS men who were involved in the destruction of the civilian population of the occupied territories of the former USSR during World War II. In the postwar years, they were involved in subversive activities in Soviet Latvia.


This is evidenced by the data of the report “Retired Executioners. Nazi criminals from Latvia in the service of the CIA ", which was prepared by the fund"Historical memory". This organization provided it to the news agency RIA News. Today MIA "Russia Today" will present the document at the presentation.

The document says that the bulk of the CIA agents of Latvian origin during the Great Patriotic War collaborated with the Nazis. And many of them were directly related to Nazi crimes. In particular, we are talking about the Holocaust, the blockade of Leningrad and punitive actions against the civilian population.

Among such CIA officers, mentioned in the report, there is a former soldier of the Latvian SS Legion Janis Tsirulis, who took an active part in the extermination of civilians, including children and women, who lived in the village of Zhestyanaya Gorka in the Novgorod region.

After the war, the CIA recruited former Latvian SS men

Last year, the actions of the Latvian SS men in the Novgorod region were recognized by a Russian court as genocide. It has been established that in 1942-1943 in the vicinity of the village of Tin Gorka, about 2,5 thousand of its inhabitants were killed.
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  1. The leader of the Redskins
    The leader of the Redskins 18 March 2021 09: 17
    +11
    It is a shame and unfair that many of them escaped just punishment and lived to old age in prosperity and satiety ...
    1. hhhhhhh
      hhhhhhh 18 March 2021 10: 43
      +2
      You can punish grandchildren who are proud of their ss-grandfathers.
      1. The leader of the Redskins
        The leader of the Redskins 18 March 2021 10: 57
        -3
        Here I disagree with you. Comrade Stalin also said that the son (and the grandson even more so) is not responsible for the father!
        I think we need a universal (worldwide) system of values, in which grandchildren will not want to be proud of their grandfathers.
        1. hhhhhhh
          hhhhhhh 18 March 2021 12: 11
          +1
          "need a universal (worldwide) system of values" -tolerance?))))
      2. XXXIII
        XXXIII 18 March 2021 11: 21
        +1
        After the war, the CIA recruited former Latvian SS men
        They were recruited, but whoever did not recruit them, both here and there. What can they, push the old idea of ​​the prosperity of one race ?! Well, it means they will reject it again, but without a trace. laughing Although it seems that this is exactly what happens, a quiet hissing cauldron burns out the remnants of the Baltic states.
    2. Olgovich
      Olgovich 18 March 2021 10: 57
      -2
      Quote: Leader of the Redskins
      It is a shame and unfair that many of them escaped just punishment and lived to old age in prosperity and satiety ...

      And not only in the West (although the overwhelming majority is there).

      Red Latvian rifleman, holder of the Order of the Red Banner Peteris Lapainic - in the years of the Second World War, he already Sturmbannfuehrer , commander SS battalion and became a Knight of the Order of the Iron Cross, - was ... a teacher in a Soviet school in the LSSR, was buried in ,, ... Bratsk cemetery, where Soviet soldiers are buried.

      such a hitch ...
      1. hhhhhhh
        hhhhhhh 18 March 2021 12: 12
        -1
        Vlasov also had merits before the Soviet government.
        1. Olgovich
          Olgovich 18 March 2021 12: 23
          -2
          Quote: hhhhhhh
          Vlasov also had merits before the Soviet government.

          after the Second World War he taught in a Soviet school? And the SS Sturmbannfuehrer taught ...
          1. hhhhhhh
            hhhhhhh 18 March 2021 12: 31
            -2
            Quote: Olgovich
            after the Second World War he taught in a Soviet school? And the SS Sturmbannfuehrer taught ...

            Do you want to tell the USSR is to blame for the war?
      2. Foul skeptic
        Foul skeptic 18 March 2021 15: 21
        +1
        - It's a shame and unfair that many of them escaped fair punishment...
        - And not only in the West

        It didn't work out to sketch, Andrey. Peteris was sentenced to 20 years in prison and imprisoned.
        was ... a teacher in a Soviet school

        well, just two-faced Janus. Soviet legislation, according to which a criminal who has served a sentence for a crime is considered to have atoned for his guilt is bad, albeit humane. Soviet legislation, according to which a criminal is affected in his rights, after serving a sentence, is also bad, although it may be fair.
        such a hitch ...

        What is your problem?
        The fact that this comrade has served less than 20 years prescribed by the court? Well, this is thanks to the person who personally for you is an authoritative source of information. laughing
        1. Olgovich
          Olgovich 18 March 2021 16: 15
          -5
          Quote: Nefarious skeptic
          It didn't work out to sketch, Andrey. Peteris was sentenced to 20 years in prison and imprisoned.

          you failed to refute anything, Timur, and to acquit your SS man.

          As I pointed out, Sturmbannfuehrer- calmly lived out his life in the USSR, taught in the Sov. school and the SS man was buried with honors under the USSR on a cemetery ... of the conscientious dead soldiers.... good "punishment".


          for you this is the norm, for people it is not


          Quote: Nefarious skeptic
          The fact that this comrade has served less than 20 years prescribed by the court? Well, this is thanks to the person who personally for you is an authoritative source of information.

          the catch is that there is no need to nod at the tsru, since the mug is crooked, has it?
          1. Foul skeptic
            Foul skeptic 18 March 2021 16: 33
            +1
            and justify your SS man

            belay Have you seen an excuse somewhere? There is no need to attribute to me what was not.
            you failed to refute anything

            Did I refute something? I just pointed to an attempt at sketching. And as it turned out, he was right. Because the purpose of your example was revealed by your own words.
            no need to nod at the tsru, since the face is crooked

            Here is just an example, then you have a clumsy one, since a court sentence of 20 years in prison is not "punishment escaped." But for a sketch it will do. Although they could have found more than one former "Fritz" in the GDR.
            And finally, I would like to ask you for proof:
            1) That he taught at school after the Second World War, and not before the Second World War. Since there is information in the public domain about one, but not about the second. No, no one denies that he could have worked as a teacher after the Second World War, as he worked for him before the war. Just where did you find it?
            2) That he was buried with honors.
            1. Olgovich
              Olgovich 19 March 2021 09: 02
              -1
              Quote: Nefarious skeptic
              Have you seen an excuse somewhere? There is no need to attribute to me what was not.

              read yourself
              Quote: Nefarious skeptic
              Did I refute something? I just pointed to an attempt at sketching. And as it turned out, he was right. Because the purpose of your example was revealed by your own words.

              what's the sketch, liar? WHAT have you refuted?
              Quote: Nefarious skeptic
              Here is just an example, then you have a clumsy one, since a court sentence of 20 years in prison is not "punishment escaped."

              clumsy is yours judgment about the "sufficiency" of the punishment for SS man.

              Who are you, Nobody?

              Let me remind you that they were shot even for their words, but here the SS
              Quote: Nefarious skeptic
              1) That he taught at school after the Second World War, and not before the Second World War. Since there is information in the public domain about one, but not about the second. No, no one denies that he could have worked as a teacher after the Second World War, as he worked for him before the war. Just where did you find it?
              2) That he was buried with honors.

              1.on aftershock
              2.I don't have to prove anything to you and me absolutely sneezeWhat do you think in this regard and what opinion you make, finally understand this.
              1. Foul skeptic
                Foul skeptic 19 March 2021 12: 15
                +1
                on aftershock

                lol
                There is not a word about honors, why are you distorting? A-a-a, with sketches this is permissible tongue
                Well, and the most important thing that you need to know about the aftershock is that your source, talking about Peteris in the service of the Germans, passes off Janums as Lapainis. wassat

                Therefore, there is no reason to believe that there is no confusion about working at school AFTER the camps, and not before the war.
                And you once again showed the level of your sources of information. With which I congratulate you.
                1. Foul skeptic
                  Foul skeptic 19 March 2021 12: 28
                  +1
                  PS By the way, your source also does not say that he worked at school after the camps, they did it more cunningly - they wrote that he managed to work as a teacher in a Latvian school. In 1940 - it also managed lol
  2. Jolly Roger
    Jolly Roger 18 March 2021 09: 19
    +15
    We didn’t press the nits, so we climbed out. In the Baltic states, in the Ukraine.
  3. Alexander X
    Alexander X 18 March 2021 09: 21
    +8
    It's time to revive SMERSH so that none of the killers can escape retribution. I am for the death penalty for murderers of civilians ...
    1. frruc
      frruc 18 March 2021 09: 40
      +4
      Do you propose to dig them out of the graves? And those who are still alive, they have already survived from the mind. But it is necessary to disclose their names, investigate and prosecute them with all the ensuing consequences. am
      1. Terenin
        Terenin 18 March 2021 10: 00
        +7
        Quote: frruc
        Do you propose to dig them out of the graves?

        Yes! And an aspen stake in the skeleton! And to carry it out by law.
      2. Pete mitchell
        Pete mitchell 18 March 2021 10: 12
        +7
        Quote: frruc
        it is necessary to disclose their names, investigate and prosecute them with all the ensuing consequences
        ... And also do not forget about their heirs and react toughly to any antics, which in my opinion is no less important.
      3. mojohed2012
        mojohed2012 18 March 2021 10: 16
        +1
        We need to investigate. But do not forget their children and grandchildren, who supported and support the "struggle of the ancestor with the commies" in everything.
        What about the descendants?
        1. prior
          prior 18 March 2021 10: 23
          +1
          Adopt the law: "For belonging to the CIA, as an international terrorist organization - execution without a statute of limitations."
          And then neither the old, nor the present, nor the future will go away from retaliation ...
  4. Thompson
    Thompson 18 March 2021 09: 22
    +3
    What's the point of shaking the air?
    Catch, deport and try!
    1. Terenin
      Terenin 18 March 2021 10: 05
      +9
      Quote: Thompson
      What's the point of shaking the air?
      Catch, deport and try!

      After catching, there is a shorter path negative
  5. Woodman
    Woodman 18 March 2021 09: 30
    +9
    Among such CIA officers mentioned in the report, there is a former soldier of the Latvian SS Legion Janis Tsirulis, who took an active part in the extermination of civilians, including children and women.
    The CIA has always loved to tame all kinds of evil spirits. They still do not disdain either drugs or terrorists.
    1. moreman78
      moreman78 18 March 2021 09: 39
      +3
      Any intelligence does not shun dirty methods - blackmail, bribery ... And the CIA is no exception. And the former war criminals (forest brothers, Bendera, policemen ...) - this was just a treasure for the CIA! Therefore, they hunted for German archives. Our special services also hunted for these archives, as they understood who would be primarily used by Western intelligence services for their own purposes.
    2. frruc
      frruc 18 March 2021 09: 42
      +2
      I agree. Here it is - the axis of evil.
    3. Egoza
      Egoza 18 March 2021 09: 55
      +3
      Quote: Lesovik
      The CIA has always loved to tame evil spirits

      Is it only Latvian? All who managed to escape the Soviet Army, the CIA scooped up for itself
  6. Prisoner
    Prisoner 18 March 2021 09: 41
    +5
    Is this news? Americans all the more or less useful Nazi rabble from all cracks collected, nurtured and cherished. Unscrupulous bastards!
  7. rocket757
    rocket757 18 March 2021 09: 41
    +3
    [/ quote] After the war, the CIA recruited former Latvian SS men [quote]

    Announce the ENTIRE LIST of who else they recruited there .... then it will be clear that they recruited EVERYONE who were enemies of the USSR!
    Not news, for most of our people, NOT NEWS!
  8. nnm
    nnm 18 March 2021 09: 44
    +7
    There are also more graphic, terrible and closer examples - the same CPU-shnaya operation "Gladio" in Italy, which officially ended only in 1990 (but did it end?). When the CIA actually created, trained, financed terrorist organizations on the territory of its NATO ally. These groups carried out attacks, acts of terrorism posing as pro-Soviet forces.
    So our overseas "partners" have never embarrassed themselves in the means of fighting us. I am sure that they do not really think about the ethics of methods in our time. The only way to counter such undercover wars is to transfer them to the territory of the initiator. There are no other options.
    1. Pete mitchell
      Pete mitchell 18 March 2021 10: 08
      +5
      Quote: nnm
      CIA operation "Gladio"

      I had a chance to talk with a former ordinary participant in this process - he believes that he did everything right and, accordingly, does not feel a single drop of regret. All were ruled by striped ones: training, supplies ... the bastards learned the lessons of guerrilla warfare.
  9. Hagen
    Hagen 18 March 2021 09: 52
    +1
    Engaging war criminals of all stripes, terrorists, and organized crime groups around the world is an old, time-tested CIA method. The decision on the possibility of using such methods was made during the years of the organization of the Office. The USA used these methods even at home in the fight against the communists and leaders of active opposition groups. What can we say about foreign operations ?! The CIA itself often organized terrorist groups from individuals previously detained under various pretexts, including for war crimes.
    1. nnm
      nnm 18 March 2021 10: 19
      +2
      According to the recently discovered data of the same Hemingway, the same CIA still led to suicide. And this was far from the last person among not only the American, but also the world intelligentsia. I just thought the wrong way and wrote not the way the authorities would like.
  10. U-58
    U-58 18 March 2021 10: 25
    0
    According to current realities, the fact of working for the CIA will count towards these bastards.
    Forged connections with the freest world .... [u. B.L. Yu. etc. to. and.]
  11. hhhhhhh
    hhhhhhh 18 March 2021 10: 48
    +1
    Everyone thinks what is the difference between Russians (in a broad sense) and the civilized West.
    In a simple Russian concept - zapadlo. According to our concepts, not everyone can be dealt with.
    IBM, on the other hand, supplied calculating machines for the administration of concentration camps. It's just business for them.
  12. ee2100
    ee2100 18 March 2021 11: 01
    -1
    I wonder where the CIA recruited them? On the territory of the USSR or abroad?

    "In the course of studying German documents, the list of participants in the mass executions was identified by name. In addition to J. Tsirulis, his compatriots Rudolf Grotte, Karl Latsis, Artur Krivinsh, Haris Liepinsh, Janis Tsirulis, Alfons Udrovskis, Erich Buhrot, Bruno Zagers (Tsagers ), Adolf Klibus, Nikolai Krumin, Egon Bedman, Andrey and Oleg Klimov, Georgy and Alexander Yakovlev, Porfiry Belyaev (could have been hiding under his mother's surname as Paul Sturis), Evgeny Ragel-Metzwald, Sergei Korti, Andrei Stolyarov, Nikolai Polozov. "( c) Wikipedia on mass executions in the village of Zhestyanaya Gorka.
  13. north 2
    north 2 18 March 2021 11: 43
    +2
    If not the pre-war, first, deportation to Siberia, then there would have been many more of these Latvian SS men, Ukrainian Bederovites, Lithuanian executioners of Jews, policemen in Russia and Belarus during the Second World War. And after the war there would have been many so-called forest brothers in the Baltics and OUN members in Ukraine. So Stalin knew whom he sent to Siberia before the Second World War, but there was too little time for Stalin to understand who was who. The Baltic States and Western Ukraine and Belarus had just entered the USSR and the Second World War began. So the first conclusion - Stalin sent a little to Siberia before the Second World War, because he did not have time. And how the input Stalin looked. In the Second World War, those whom Stalin did not manage to send to Siberia before the Second World War became Hitler's servants. And followed after the Second World War, the second deportation of those who were not ready to serve Hitler, but who had already served Hitler. From here the second conclusion is that both deportations are not a crime, but an attempt to get rid of the haters of Russia and the USSR ahead of the war and the punishment of those who could not get rid of before the Second World War, but not for the intention to harm the USSR by serving the enemies of Russia, but for specific service to Hitler.
    Well, then off we go. Stalin died, Khrushchev immediately released thousands of Bendera and forest brothers from the camps and gagged all the people, they say, how could it be that among the Soviet people could serve Hitler so much. It could, as well as it could. By the way, those whom Khrushchev released from the camps, then they helped Khrushchev to shit on Stalin. From here the third conclusion is that Stalin once again clearly overlooked and in Siberia, such a person as Khrushchev, did not send. Well, did the CIA and Hitler's SS have the same tasks? Identical - the destruction of the USSR and Russia. So it’s surprising that the CIA recruited SS men. But why Russia from the first days when in Latvia in the nineties the procession of former SS men freely began and Latvia was not yet a member of NATO, why Russia did not then tear this nest of fascism praises apart, this is difficult to understand. That is why already now Bendera and former SS men are insolently arguing over which of them brought more harm to Russia and the USSR ...
    1. Metallurg_2
      Metallurg_2 18 March 2021 20: 48
      +1
      Khrushchev had to be sent not to Siberia in 1938, but to the basement of a house on Nikolskaya, 23.
  14. iouris
    iouris 18 March 2021 12: 32
    0
    The overwhelming majority of the participants in the formations of the "Latvian Legion" were very young young people who were mobilized to "defend the Latvian fatherland". After May 9, 1945, after a minimal check, they were simply let go home. Probably later, they were even accepted by the CPSU. War criminals were tried and hanged, but some escaped.
    All these processions are held to "strengthen national identity." Essno they have a pronounced anti-Soviet and anti-Russian character. But one must understand that the president is a Jew sent from the United States, the prime minister is also from the United States.
    1. ee2100
      ee2100 18 March 2021 13: 03
      0
      [young young people]
      In 1941 he was still a teenager, and at 43 - 44 he reached draft age and was drafted into the German
      [After May 9, 1945, after a minimal check, they were simply let go home. ]
      All who served in the German army were convicted and sent to the camps for different terms.
      After serving their sentence, many returned home.
      We must not forget that after the annexation of the Baltic States in 1940, the entire population became citizens of the USSR.
      1. iouris
        iouris 18 March 2021 14: 47
        0
        I know what I'm writing. Once he had unexpected meetings and conversations with some of the "legionnaires" who were integrated into the Soviet system. After 1990, they began to receive small amounts of money from the Federal Republic of Germany. But not in the "German army", but in the "Waffen-SS".
        1. ee2100
          ee2100 18 March 2021 15: 40
          0
          And I know what I am writing. Something I wrote is not true?
          And I met and talked. Everyone with whom I spoke and who applied for a German "pension" were all refused.
  15. Oleg Aviator
    Oleg Aviator 18 March 2021 17: 12
    -1
    They are not members of the EU. They are lackeys and whores in the service of the SS. This organization has never recognized them as its own. So .. Consumable. Necessary measure. If we could do without them then we would do
    1. Pete mitchell
      Pete mitchell 18 March 2021 17: 46
      +1
      Quote: Oleg Aviator
      They are lackeys and whores in the SS. This organization has never recognized them as its own. So .. Consumable

      It is necessary to remind all those punks who, having sworn allegiance to the Nazis, proclaim that they fought for the independence of their countries. The same 404th to remind: why did the Nazis put the bandera in the camp? In the internal documents of the nsdap it was clearly stated - no national independence: use them as you want, but do not allow anything of the kind.