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Zlatoust at the American Embassy. Masterpieces of Russian espionage

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Zlatoust at the American Embassy. Masterpieces of Russian espionage



Secretly Urgently.
Operation Moscow Heat began - a fire center appeared on the staircase in the building of the US Embassy at Mokhovaya Street, 13, and began to spread across the second floor of the building. Strong smoke caused the evacuation of members of the US embassy, ​​security, technical staff of the Embassy and their family members. Currently, our "fire brigades" have arrived at the place of emergency. We act according to plan "B".


... Several fire-red cars with sirens flew into the courtyard of the US Embassy; fire brigades rushed briskly inside the building, simultaneously straightening their fire hose. And right there they stopped in confusion - the American marines blocked the way up. On a furious shout: “Get out of the way! Everything will burn there, mother #% $ # !!! ”followed by a hard answer in broken Russian:“ Let everything burn. In the name of the President of the United States, unauthorized access is prohibited. ”

An attempt to force a breakthrough in the American embassy failed. The most “tasty” premises — the offices of military intelligence officers, cryptographers, analysts, State Department employees, and the most important room — the ambassador’s office — were still inaccessible to Soviet intelligence.


Former US Embassy Building on Mokhovaya Street


There are no such fortresses that the Bolsheviks could not have taken (J. Stalin)

This fantastic история It began at the end of 1943, when Stalin was informed about the creation in the USSR of a unique listening device - a microwave resonator designed by Lev Theremin.

The Perpetual Mover did not need batteries and operated in a completely passive mode — no magnetic fields, no power sources of its own — nothing that could unmask the device. Placed inside an object, the “tadpole” was driven by microwave radiation from a remote source - the microwave wave generator itself could be located anywhere within a radius of hundreds of meters. Under the influence of the human voice, the nature of the oscillations of the resonating antenna was changed - it remained only to receive the signal reflected by the “bug”, record it on a magnetic tape and decipher it, restoring the original speech.

The spy system, code-named "Chrysostom," consisted of three elements: a pulse generator, a resonator ("bug") and a receiver of reflected signals, placed in the form of an isosceles triangle. The generator and receiver could be located outside the object being listened to, but the main problem was the installation of a “bug” in the office of the American ambassador.





Focus with fire failed. As practice has shown, the safety of the Americans was all OK. Access to the secret premises of the Embassy was strictly limited. None of the Soviet citizens and members of official delegations were allowed close to the upper floors of the building.

It was then that the idea of ​​the "Trojan horse" was born.

A rich collection of souvenirs made of wood, leather and ivory was urgently delivered to the reception office of the People's Commissar of Interior Beria: a shield of a black alder Scythian warrior, two-meter tusks of a mammoth, a Ericsson telephone set inlaid with ivory - a gift from the Swedish king Nicholas II, a luxurious basket for papers, made entirely from ivory elder…

Alas, none of the rare exhibits impressed NKVD technical specialists - to install the Zlatoust, a very special souvenir was needed, taking into account the technical characteristics of the listening device itself. A souvenir that could not leave the American ambassador to the USSR Averell Harriman indifferent. An exceptional rarity that would be impossible for anyone to peredelit or "forget" in the back room of the Embassy.

How to outwit Harriman

... The orchestra rang out and the pioneer choir sang:

O say, can you see, by the dawn's early light,
What is so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming? ...

Oh, tell me, you see in the first sun rays
What among the fights did we honor in the evening lightning?
In blue with a scattering of stars our striped flag
Red and white fire from the barricades will once again appear ...


The solemn ruler in the Artek camp, tied red ties and a line of young voiced voices singing the English anthem of the United States - the American ambassador broke through a tear. Touched by a warm welcome, Harriman handed the pioneer organization a check for 10 thousand dollars. The British ambassador, who was present on the lineup, also gave the pioneers a check for 5 of thousands of pounds sterling. At the same moment, to the solemn sounds of music, the four pioneers introduced a varnished wooden shield with the USA coat of arms carved on it.



To the thunder of applause, the director of Artek handed over to “our American friends” a certificate for the rare coat of arms signed by the all-union elder Kalinin: sandalwood, boxwood, sequoia, ivory palm, parrotia Persian, red and ebony, black alder - the rarest species of wood and skillful hands of Soviet masters . The gift turned out well.

- I can not take my eyes off this miracle! Where can I hang it? - a rare case when Harriman said out loud what he really thought.

“Hang it over your head,” Stalin’s personal translator, Comrade Berezhkov, unobtrusively hinted to Harriman, “the British ambassador will burn with envy.”

Trojan Passion or Operation Confession

A successful operation to introduce Zlatoust to the American Embassy was preceded by a long-term serious preparation: a specially organized event - the celebration of the 20 anniversary of the Artek camp, where the American and British embassies were invited to “express gratitude from Soviet children for their help in fighting fascism” - the ceremony , whose visit was impossible to refuse. Thorough preparation - pioneer choir, ruler, orchestra, perfect cleanliness and order, special security measures, two battalions of NKVD fighters disguised as pioneer guards. And finally, the gift itself with a “surprise” is a unique work of art in the form of the United States coat of arms (Great Seal) with a “Termen resonator” mounted inside.

Operation Confession has begun!

As the analysis of the “bug” signals showed, the coat of arms with “Zlatoust” took its rightful place - on the wall, right in the office of the head of the American diplomatic mission. It was here that the most frank conversations were held and emergency meetings were held - the Soviet leadership learned about the decisions taken by the ambassador before the US President himself.

On the upper floors of the houses on the opposite side of the street, in front of the American Embassy, ​​two safe houses of the NKVD appeared - they installed a generator and a receiver of reflected signals. The espionage system worked like a clock: the Yankees were talking, the Soviet intelligence officers were recording. In the mornings, wet linen was hung on the balconies of the apartments, the “housewives” from the NKVD diligently shook out the rugs, literally blowing dust into the eyes of the American counterintelligence.

For seven years, the Russian bug "undermined" worked in the interests of Russian intelligence. During this time, Zlatoust survived four ambassadors - every time the new inhabitants of the office sought to change all the furniture and interiors, only the wonderful coat of arms always remained in its place.

The existence of the "bug" in the Embassy of the Yankees learned only in 1952 year - according to the official version, radio technicians accidentally discovered on the air the frequency on which Chrysostom worked. An urgent inspection of the Embassy premises was carried out, the entire office of the head of the embassy “shook up the bottom” - and found ...





At first, the Americans did not understand what kind of device was hidden inside the shield with the emblem. Metal wire length of 9 inches, hollow resonator chamber, elastic membrane ... no batteries, radio components and any "nanotechnology". Mistake? Was the real bug hidden somewhere else ?!

The British scientist Peter Wright helped Americans understand Zlatoust’s work principles - familiarity with the microwave resonator Theremin was shocked by Western intelligence services, the experts themselves admitted that if not for the case, the “eternal bug” could still “undermine” the symbol of American statehood in the Embassy USA Moscow.

The Americans did not dare to reveal to the media the shocking fact that a bug was discovered that he had worked for more than seven years in the office of the Head of the US embassy. Impartial information became public only in 1960, the Yankees used Chrysostom as a counterargument during an international scandal involving the American intelligence officer U-2.

After extensive research of the coat of arms with a “secret”, our Western friends tried to copy “Zlatoust” - the CIA initiated the “Comfortable chair” program, but failed to achieve an acceptable quality of the reflected signal. The British were more fortunate - created under the secret government program "Satir", the bug resonator was able to transmit a signal at a distance of up to 30 yards. A pitiful semblance of the Soviet system. The mystery of the Russian "Zlatoust" turned out to be too tough for the West.


The old building of the US Embassy on Novinsky Boulevard



The new building of the Embassy in the Big Devyatinsky lane

One of the most successful operations of the Soviet intelligence in the years of the Cold War seriously disturbed the Americans. Zlatoust was just the beginning of the campaign to listen to the "enemy camp" - much later, during the renovation of the US Embassy building on Novinsky Boulevard in 1987, the Americans discovered that their apartments were literally teeming with all sorts of "bugs" and listening devices. But an even more shocking case was 5 December 1991 of the year - on that day, Vadim Bakatin, chairman of the Inter-Republican Security Service (SME, KGB successor), handed Xummer sheets in the US embassy complex in Moscow to the American Ambassador Robert Strauss 70. Eyewitnesses claim that at that moment the American simply lost the power of speech - the first person of the state security service passed weapon to the enemy! Finally, I was surprised by the volume of various “bookmarks” - for years the Soviet intelligence officers had been listening to the entire building up and down.

As for the bug Zlatoust, nowadays the coat of arms with a super bug built into it occupy a worthy place in the exposition of the CIA Museum in Langley, Virginia.

The forgotten genius of electronic music. A few words about the creator of "Chrysostom."

The unique resonator bug is a merit of the Soviet scientist and inventor Lev Sergeevich Termen (1896-1993). A musician in his education, he began his career with the creation of unprecedented electromusical instruments. Profound knowledge of music and electrical engineering allowed the young inventor to patent in 1928 the year “Termenvox” - an unusual musical instrument, the game of which consists in changing the position of the hands of the musician relative to the antennas of the instrument. Hand movements change the capacity of the "theremin" oscillatory circuit and affect the frequency. Vertical antenna is responsible for the tone of the sound. Horseshoe antenna controls the volume.



Laureate of the Stalin Prize 1947, for the creation of listening devices - L. Termen received his award not only for his work on the brilliant "Chrysostom". In addition to the passive resonator bug for the American embassy, ​​he created another technical masterpiece - the Buran remote infrared interception system, which reads the vibration of windows in the windows of a listening room using the reflected IR signal.

Based on:
http://www.specnaz.ru/
http://www.softmixer.com/
http://wikipedia.org/
http://www.spybusters.com/
http://www.thesound.ru/
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  1. pensioner
    pensioner 17 September 2013 07: 53 New
    51
    Leo Theremin is a genius. He didn’t even live a life. He lived an entire era. Lenin promised that he would be accepted into the party of the Bolsheviks, but for various reasons Termen did not manage to do this for a long time. And in 90 (?) He once again decided to join the Communist Party now. He came to the party committee of Moscow State University. He was told that one year must attend courses of Marxism-Leninism. Probably hoped that would not survive, because he was already over 1 then. In vain. Theremin, on the contrary, is DYING! And in the early 90s, when everyone who could have fled from the Communist Party, Termen became a member of the Bolshevik Party. The circle closed, although Lenin did not help much in this ...
    And further. In the 20s, Theremin was an agent of our intelligence in the United States and developed a vibrant activity there. So: for some time one person worked in his company as a simple engineer. By the name of Einstein. They called Albert.
    Well, theremin, a musical instrument, received this name in honor of its inventor, Leo Theremin. I apologize for writing so much, but maybe someone didn’t know about Leo Theremin. And now he may want to know in more detail. I set out everything from memory. Could forget something ... For a long time already about Lev Sergeyevich Theremin read and watched on TV.
    1. Greyfox
      Greyfox 17 September 2013 08: 32 New
      14
      Another detail
      It was this Theremin’s invention that was awarded the Stalin Prize of the first degree. But due to the very piquant status of the laureate (at the time of presentation for the award, Theremin was still a prisoner) and the closed nature of his work, the award was not publicly announced anywhere.

      In 1939, he was convicted of delusional charges for 8 years. If you recall a great man, then you do not need to hush up such episodes.
      1. washi
        washi 17 September 2013 14: 27 New
        +2
        It is interesting to raise his case. Who wrote the denunciation? Who were the witnesses?
      2. ImPerts
        ImPerts 17 September 2013 16: 00 New
        +5
        Quote: Greyfox
        If you recall a great man, then do not hush up such episodes.

        And he received the Stalin Prize in 1947, and in 1940, being repressed, he worked at the Central Design Bureau - 29 (Tupolev Sharaga). and in March 1991 Mr. joined the Communist Party.
        Also the facts and they must be remembered and known)))
        1. Santa Fe
          17 September 2013 19: 38 New
          +5
          Quote: ImPerts
          and in 1940, being repressed, he worked at the Central Design Bureau - 29 (Tupolev Sharaga)

          And before that, he shook his term in Magadan

          The question is: why the heck was there anyway to arrest a super-scientist ??
          Quote: ImPerts
          and in March 1991 he joined the Communist Party.

          After the collapse of the USSR, aged 95 or so
          More like banter and mockery of the whole communist idea

          From 1964 to 1967, Termen worked in the laboratory of the Moscow Conservatory, devoting all his efforts to the development of new electric musical instruments, as well as the restoration of all that he managed to invent in the 1930s.

          In 1967, after the publication in the New York Times of the note that Theremin was alive and working in the USSR, he He was fired from the Moscow Conservatory, all his tools were chopped up with an ax and thrown into a landfill. Not without difficulty I got a job in a laboratory at the Physics Department of Moscow State University. In the main building of Moscow State University, he held seminars for those wishing to listen to his work, to study the thereminvox; only a few people attended the seminars. Formally, Theremin was listed as a worker, but actually continued independent research. The active scientific activity of L. S. Termen lasted almost until his death.

          With this attitude to its own great citizens, the USSR was doomed

          "Would you like some water?" - asked the investigator, and smashed the decanter on my head
          - "Your fireworks are not necessary for the Soviet Union"

          (from the memoirs of S.P. Korolev)
          1. ImPerts
            ImPerts 18 September 2013 06: 02 New
            +2
            Quote: SWEET_SIXTEEN
            And before that, he shook his term in Magadan. The question is: why the hell was it to arrest a super-scientist ??

            He spent a whole year working as a construction team leader. Why and why? This must be sought. Will you do it?

            Quote: SWEET_SIXTEEN
            After the collapse of the USSR, at the age of 95 or so, it looks more like banter and mockery of the whole communist idea

            Moreover, he also passed the exams in Marxism-Leninism. Externally. Even in 1991 Mr. G was simply not accepted into the party. I had to take an exam.
            1. Greyfox
              Greyfox 18 September 2013 08: 19 New
              +1
              He spent a whole year working as a construction team leader. Why and why? This must be sought. Will you do it?

              It seems to me that for the same reason that Georgy Zhzhenov (another great one, only an artist) lost 17 years of his life, Nothing. For the same reason, Korolev almost died in Kolyma and many others. NEVER!
              And about the charges of Theremin can be found on the Internet. About a land mine in the Foucault pendulum. It seems that the charges were invented by dumbfounded drug addicts.
              1. Santa Fe
                18 September 2013 21: 18 New
                -1
                Quote: Greyfox
                It seems to me that for the same reason that Georgy Zhzhenov (another great one, only an artist) lost 17 years of his life, NOT FOR ANYTHING.

                For nothing, only 10 give
      3. Rus2012
        Rus2012 17 September 2013 20: 40 New
        +9
        Quote: Greyfox
        In 1939, he was convicted of delusional charges for 8 years. If you recall a great man, then you do not need to hush up such episodes.


        By the way, another genius worked for us -Robert Ludwigovich Bartney !!! Also with a difficult fate ...
        On the account of Robert Bartini over 60 projects of unique aircraft, including:
        MTB-2 (1930) - marine heavy bomber (draft)
        Steel-6 (1933) - experimental fighter (experienced)
        Steel-7 (Autumn 1935) - 12-seat passenger aircraft (experienced)
        DAR (end of 1935) - long-range arctic spy (experienced)
        Steel-8 (1934) - fighter based on Steel-6 (project)
        EP-2 (DB-240) (summer 1940) - long-range bomber based on Steel-7 (series (428)
        EP-4 (1943) - long-range bomber (experienced)
        R - supersonic single fighter (project)
        P-114 (1942) - anti-aircraft interceptor fighter (project)
        T-107 (1945) - passenger aircraft (draft)
        T-108 (1945) - light transport aircraft (project)
        T-117 (1948) - main transport aircraft (not completed)
        T-200 (1947) - heavy military transport and landing aircraft (project)
        T-203 (1952) - a supersonic aircraft with an animated wing (project)
        T-210 - option T-200 (project)
        T-500 - heavy transport ekranolet (project)
        A-55 (1955) - bomber - medium-range flying boat (draft)
        A-57 (1957) - strategic bomber - flying boat (project), range 14000 km
        E-57 - (draft) seaplane bomber, carrier of the K-10 cruise missile and nuclear bomb. Crew - 2 person. The aircraft was identical in design to the A-57. Tailless. Range - 7000 km.
        P-57 (Ф-57) - supersonic front-line bomber (project), development of the A-57 project
        R-AL (1961) - long-range reconnaissance with a nuclear power plant (project), development of the A-57 project
        Be-1 (1961) - light amphibian (experienced - to study the screen effect)
        MBA-62 (1962) - a project of an amphibious aircraft with vertical take-off and landing.
        VVA-14M-62 (1972) - vertically flying amphibian - anti-submarine ekranolet (modification 14М1П)
        in the photo - he

        He must be remembered !!!
    2. vladimirZ
      vladimirZ 17 September 2013 13: 36 New
      +4
      Glory to our scientists and engineers who created such a technique!
      But the workers of the KGB of the USSR, who had such an arsenal in their arsenal and committed the lawlessness of the CIA and the US embassy in the events of 1991 and in the collapse of the USSR, censure and disrespect.
      Although most of the blame is on top management - the traitor Gorbachev. But again, it was clear, and the facts were that Gorbachev worked for the United States. But why was there not a single honest head of the SECURITY SECURITY who would take responsibility for solving the problem.
      1. smprofi
        smprofi 17 September 2013 14: 34 New
        0
        Quote: vladimirZ
        But the workers of the KGB of the USSR, who had such an arsenal in their arsenal and committed the lawlessness of the CIA and the US embassy in the events of 1991 and in the collapse of the USSRcensure and disrespect.

        to everyone or selectively?
        I won’t drag the whole text, I’ll give only a link to the comment:
        http://topwar.ru/5560-kak-nashi-pushki-i-tanki-okazalis-u-yanki.html#comment-id-
        1479050
        1. vladimirZ
          vladimirZ 17 September 2013 22: 08 New
          +3
          "I will only give a link to the comment:
          http://topwar.ru/5560-kak-nashi-pushki-i-tanki-okazalis-u-yanki.html#comment-id-

          1479050 "smprofi  Today, 14:34 ↑


          I reread it and did not understand the question - "for everyone or selectively?" to the KGB workers censure and disrespect. The answer is in my previous comment.
          "... to the employees of the KGB of the USSR ... who allowed the lawlessness of the CIA and the US Embassy in the events of 1991 and in the collapse of the USSR, censure and disrespect."

          If you mean other KGB employees who are not related to these events, they respect and honor them for their excellent service to the people.
          1. smprofi
            smprofi 17 September 2013 22: 57 New
            0
            to all or selectively employees of the KGB of the USSR, ... who committed the CIA and the US Embassy outrage in the events of 1991 and in the collapse of the USSR, censure and disrespect?
            1. vladimirZ
              vladimirZ 18 September 2013 04: 38 New
              +1
              You ask about those KGB workers who did not fulfill their duty and oath before the people and the state that they served and received wages for, those who allowed the collapse of the USSR, carried out with the active participation of the Americans?
              They, of course, at least disrespect and censure for failure to fulfill a debt and oath, and to individuals and for betrayal !!! As they say, I can.
              I hope that the role of these people will be appreciated in the textbooks of the history of Russia and they have a certain responsibility and blame.
    3. AVV
      AVV 17 September 2013 15: 31 New
      +1
      The brilliant Lefthanders in Russia have not yet been translated !!!
      1. smprofi
        smprofi 17 September 2013 15: 49 New
        +1
        Why only in Russia?
        there are some good stories in the history of industrial espionage.
        some boss, a big lover of cigars, was presented with an ashtray from rock crystal. he was happy. only then the security service was all in the soap when looking for a leak of information. and everything is very simple: rock crystal - a piezoelectric, generates electricity under mechanical influence (sound waves). you just need to make a good receiver.
        Another classic: In the Procter & Gamble boardroom at the Cincinnati headquarters there was a scarecrow, it looks like a tiger, with a video camera embedded in its eye. Well, the microphone, of course, was present somewhere. I just don’t remember: either they gave such a "tiger", or they managed to insert it into the already standing one.
      2. Santa Fe
        17 September 2013 19: 52 New
        +2
        Quote: AVV
        The brilliant Lefthanders in Russia have not yet been translated !!!

        The creators of "Zlatoust":

        Lev Sergeyevich Termen - from a family of noblemen with French roots, in the circle of friends he called no other than Leon Termin

        Alexander Lvovich Mints - Physicist, creator of the first Soviet synchrophasotron, but is a corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, later received the title of academician

        Abram Fedorovich Ioffe - the great Soviet physicist, mentor and "godfather" Kurchatov, Bronstein, Kapitsa, Dorfman, etc.

        Axel Ivanovich Berg - from a family of Swedish-Finnish descent

        All persons "with ambiguities in the fifth column"
    4. Rus2012
      Rus2012 17 September 2013 20: 26 New
      +4
      Quote: retired
      Leo Theremin is a genius. He didn’t even live a life. He lived an entire era.

      ... I knew him! I will not say that I met in person. But, at the end of 80xx he was at his institute. The famous acoustic.
      I only guessed what they mainly did there ...
      He knew about thereminovox since 70xx ...
      1. pensioner
        pensioner 18 September 2013 10: 57 New
        0
        Quote: Rus2012
        I knew him!

        hi hi hi
    5. StolzSS
      StolzSS 19 September 2013 21: 44 New
      +1
      YES a generation of old school geniuses. You bend such figs against all odds they will achieve their goal !!!
  2. Trailer
    Trailer 17 September 2013 09: 00 New
    +6
    Brilliant! The face of the American delivers. It kind of tells us: "Yes, you fucked us!"
  3. Alikovo
    Alikovo 17 September 2013 09: 17 New
    +5
    it’s a pity that they found a bug, otherwise it would still be hanging.
  4. makst83
    makst83 17 September 2013 10: 06 New
    15
    Vadim Bakatin - Gorbachev’s bitch!
    1. hommer
      hommer 17 September 2013 12: 35 New
      +9
      Quote: makst83
      Vadim Bakatin - Gorbachev’s bitch!


      I agree, s.ka finished. In the photo, with another traitor, Kalugin.
      1. smprofi
        smprofi 17 September 2013 14: 52 New
        +4
        Quote: makst83
        Vadim Bakatin - Gorbachev’s bitch!

        Bakatin was taken "from the plow," he was a foreman. It occurred to the hunchback to appoint a civilian chairman of the KGB, following the pattern of the West. here someone pushed this "builder of communism".
        the wiretapping system itself is half the trouble ... it’s bad that in fact there was actually a technology, a titanic work of many specialists. and to all this, thanks to such a "friendly gesture" the residency in Sweden was surrendered. the fact is that the "bugs" for the new building of the embassy were placed in bricks, from which they were going to build a new building. and the gringos were ordered from Sweden (everything was well thought out from the point of view of security, but only the KGB outplayed).

        Quote: hommer
        In the photo with another traitor - Kalugin

        Kalugin is also one such as a rezun. Kalugin, in fact, was a complete moron and failed several serious tasks. but he was able to stay in intelligence and even become the youngest KGB general (as he loudly smacked at every corner) only thanks to his dad
      2. guran
        guran 18 September 2013 05: 02 New
        +6
        here they are, homosexual perestroika!
  5. Asan Ata
    Asan Ata 17 September 2013 10: 54 New
    14
    Bakatin, Kalugin, Brokeback: how many of them, traitors, live on earth?
    1. K9_SWAT
      K9_SWAT 5 January 2014 21: 56 New
      +1
      To the count of these traitors !!!
    2. abrosig
      abrosig April 11 2014 15: 45 New
      0
      And it’s not bad, I’ll tell you, they continue to live well and make good already today http://blog.i.ua/user/3353881/797508/
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  6. Asan Ata
    Asan Ata 17 September 2013 11: 09 New
    +6
    I have not heard about this side of Theremin's life. An amazing person is an outstanding scientist who, perhaps, gave a bunch of ideas to Einstein and not only, a patriot whose merits cannot be overestimated, a modest person whom we heard only out of the ear, an ideological person who devoted his life to the idea of ​​communism, as the idea of ​​the higher development of mankind . I respect you.
  7. Pit
    Pit 17 September 2013 12: 11 New
    +2
    Any Judas curled up and surrendered that a bug was sitting in the ambassador’s office.
  8. MJ23.net
    MJ23.net 17 September 2013 13: 00 New
    +4
    Stunned, finally I found what a professor told us a couple of years ago at a lecture on conceptual modeling) I remember talking about how many secrets began to be revealed in the 90s to Americans with shocking even details. And just about that scandal of the 91st he told quite a lot, but far from only that. He talked about how they brought Americans into secret laboratories, where they developed weapons, etc., where scientists kept secret for years (from one chief designer who could not believe such an order from above and who did not want to let the Americans even almost had a heart attack, a friend just our teacher). It’s a pity they didn’t record his speech then, probably for a whole hour he told a lot of interesting things, but I don’t remember even half.
  9. sergant89
    sergant89 17 September 2013 13: 07 New
    +5
    ВAt an official meeting, Adim Bakatin handed over to the American Ambassador Robert Strauss 70 sheets with schemes for laying “bugs” in the buildings of the US Embassy complex in Moscow. Eyewitnesses claim that at that moment the American was simply speechless - the first person of the state security service surrendered weapons to the enemy! Finally, he was surprised by the volume of all kinds of “bookmarks” - for years, Soviet scouts listened to the entire building up and down. And this c..ka is still alive ?!
    1. Santa Fe
      17 September 2013 20: 01 New
      +4
      Quote: sergant89
      And this c..ka is still alive ?!


      Vadim Bakatin

      From March 1992 to 1997 worked at the International Fund for Economic and Social Reforms (Reform Foundation) together with academicians Stanislav Shatalin, Leonid Abalkin and Nikolai Petrakov. He headed the department of political and international studies of the fund.
      Later, he worked as an adviser at Alfa-cement, at Vostok-capital investment company, where he was invited by a member of the advisory board of Baring Vostok Capital Partners, president and chairman of the board of directors of Vostok Capital, pilot-cosmonaut Alexei Leonov.

      Son, Dmitry Bakatin - from 2001 to 2003. - First Deputy General Director of Gazprom-Media, took part in the restructuring of the media group.
      He was a member of the board of directors of large state and private Russian companies, such as OJSC Novolipetsk Metallurgical Plant, OJSC Rosneft-Purneftegaz, OJSC Novorossiysk Shipping Company, CJSC Europa Plus and others.

      Currently, he is a member of the Board of Directors of SIBUR Holding OJSC, United Machine-Building Plants OJSC (Uralmash-Izhora Group), as well as a member of the Board of Directors of Renaissance Insurance Group LLC, Renaissance Life Insurance Company LLC
      1. zvereok
        zvereok 17 September 2013 20: 54 New
        +4
        I have always said that the children of traitors and finished bastards 90x will rule us.
    2. abrosig
      abrosig April 11 2014 15: 53 New
      +3
      Lives safely in the states, bitch, on the pieces of silver earned for betrayal. There is no ice ax comrade Mercader! Eh, Comrade Sudoplatov would be alive ....
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  10. Yuri Y.
    Yuri Y. 17 September 2013 13: 27 New
    +4
    At an official meeting, Vadim Bakatin handed over to the American Ambassador Robert Strauss 70 sheets with schemes for laying down bugs in the buildings of the US embassy complex in Moscow. Eyewitnesses claim that at that moment the American was simply speechless - the first person of the state security service surrendered weapons to the enemy!

    Then all adequate citizens were speechless, then the understanding of betrayal came.
  11. Sunjar
    Sunjar 17 September 2013 14: 08 New
    +4
    I had the opportunity to play this very "theremin". In our city, a play about him was staged (biographical with elements of art, of course). They talked about both of these inventions there. Lev Theremin not only invented this. At one time, when he lived in the USA, he worked for one organization and made many different inventions, and they, in turn, patented them. In general, I learned a lot of interesting things from the performance. And the actors played well. And Leo himself did not even have a grudge against Stalin.
    1. washi
      washi 17 September 2013 14: 31 New
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      Quote: Sunjar
      I had the opportunity to play this very "theremin". In our city, a play about him was staged (biographical with elements of art, of course). They talked about both of these inventions there. Lev Theremin not only invented this. At one time, when he lived in the USA, he worked for one organization and made many different inventions, and they, in turn, patented them. In general, I learned a lot of interesting things from the performance. And the actors played well. And Leo himself did not even have a grudge against Stalin.

      Why resentment if competitors slandered.
      And the tool is simple but interesting. With him, even now, to do a production - it will be real - SHOW
      1. Santa Fe
        17 September 2013 20: 08 New
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        Quote: Sunjar
        But Leo himself didn’t even have a grudge against Stalin.

        Did you personally ask him?

        Or do you like to think so?)))
        Quote: Vasya
        Why resentment if competitors slandered.

        Holy naivety. Good king - other boyars

        Who built the state system under which, because of someone's delusional slander (the American spy Yon Theremin laid a land mine in Foucault's pendulum in St. Petersburg's Issakievsky Cathedral), the KGB "troikas" imprisoned and shot innocents? Who deliberately supported this system? Whose hands was the power? Who at the state level had the ability to end the lawlessness?

        Here is another log in the eye of stubborn Stalinoids:

        George Langemak
        Leading designer of "Katyusha" - a BM-13 rocket launcher, one of the symbols of the Great War
        Shot on January 11, 1938

        The question is: WHY?
      2. 505506
        505506 20 September 2013 10: 06 New
        +1
        The Spleen group uses the theremin in their compositions, and you can hear it at their concerts.
  12. repytw
    repytw 17 September 2013 21: 04 New
    +1
    For all attacks on the NKVD, just think about how thinly and multi-way the operation was carried out to introduce a bug, aerobatics, do not forget about the brilliant operations and the brilliant operations, and now only Chapman can be proud of.
    1. smprofi
      smprofi 17 September 2013 21: 37 New
      +3
      Quote: repytw
      Chapman can be proud

      Chapman? to be proud of?
      Tryndets ...
  13. limmor
    limmor 18 September 2013 00: 48 New
    +1
    Let not the Russian land become scarce on true patriots and geniuses !!!
  14. Rambiaka
    Rambiaka 18 September 2013 13: 53 New
    +1
    Come to our Urals, in Alapaevsk and look at the working TERMENVOKS of those times. good
  15. repytw
    repytw 18 September 2013 15: 11 New
    +3
    Quote: smprofi
    Quote: repytw
    Chapman can be proud

    Chapman? to be proud of?
    Tryndets ...


    I understand that Russian is difficult to understand, there was a joke about Chapman, now I will put a smile that would be more understandable fellow
  16. albanech
    albanech 18 September 2013 17: 52 New
    +2
    A true intelligence legend! It is a pity that this happens and there is no person ... Glory to the professional in his field!
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  18. - = Rusich = -
    - = Rusich = - 19 September 2013 11: 01 New
    0
    “But an even more shocking incident occurred on December 5, 1991 - on that day, the chairman of the Inter-Republican Security Service (IBS, the successor to the KGB) Vadim Bakatin at an official meeting handed over 70 sheets with schemes for planting bugs in the buildings of the US embassy complex in Moscow . "
    I did not catch the appropriateness of these actions sad
  19. ksiy4
    ksiy4 1 November 2013 01: 31 New
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    So: for some time one person worked in his company as a simple engineer. By the name of Einstein

    What kind of nonsense? When Theremin was 9 years old, Einstein had already published his SRT.
  20. bunta
    bunta 6 February 2014 09: 03 New
    +1
    New York 1976. Led Zeppelin concert at Carnegie Hall. Jimmy Page. Theremin part from "Whole Lotta Love".