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Pavel Anatolyevich Sudoplatov: Stalin's "Terminator"

Pavel Anatolievich Sudoplatov was born in 1907 in a small Ukrainian town Melitopol, in a poor family with many children. At a young age, the boy came across the book “The ABC of the Revolution” by Bukharin. Inspired by the idea of ​​a just society, in 1919, a twelve-year-old Pavel left home with an equestrian detachment of the Red Army that passed through the city. Red Army soldiers fought mainly with the Ukrainian nationalists - the troops of Petliura and Konovalets. In 1921, employees of the Special Division of the division were ambushed and suffered heavy losses. They urgently needed a telephonist and a cryptographer, and Pavel Sudoplatov was sent to this work. Thus began his service in the state security organs.

From 1932, Sudoplatov was transferred to foreign intelligence. At first he works as a courier and an illegal agent, but thanks to his unique abilities he is quickly promoted. Soon he was assigned to develop sabotage, intelligence operations. Sudoplatov creates an agent network. For the entire experience - no failure. His name was classified, nobody knew about him, except for the closest relatives and high authorities. Agent reports signed by pseudonym Andrey.

One of the first brilliantly executed operations of Pavel Sudoplatov was the elimination of the leader of the Ukrainian nationalists (OUN) Yevhen Konovalets. It was spring 1938, when war with Germany was considered inevitable. OUN were preparing to speak on the side of Hitler. Entering Konovalets' inner circle under the guise of a young student, Sudoplatov arranged a meeting with Konovalets. The venue was unknown until the last moment. The Soviet agent had to work out possible escape routes in all major European cities. Finally, the meeting took place in the Rotterdam cafe. At parting, Sudoplatov handed a box of chocolates with views of Kiev to the Ukrainian colonel. In the box was built ingenious explosive device. It worked half an hour after the young man left. Konovalets was over.

Returning from abroad after a successful operation, Sudoplatov first met with Beria. At about four o'clock he asked about the details of the operation against Konovalets. After that, Sudoplatov was appointed deputy head of the foreign department of the NKVD, he began to engage in the creation of agent networks abroad. In the summer of 1938, the NKVD began cleaning. The agents recalled from abroad immediately went to prison, and Lubyanka employees disappeared one by one. In November, direct directors Sudoplatov and then Yezhov were arrested. Beria becomes Commissar of Internal Affairs.

Sudoplatov was demoted and proposed to be expelled from the party. He was helped by chance. Stalin decided to deal with his long-time enemy of the party, Leon Trotsky, and then it turned out that there was no one to entrust the planning of this operation, except Sudoplatov. He was again promoted to deputy chief of state security.

Then Sudoplatov did not know Spanish yet and did not communicate with Spanish-speaking agents. To eliminate Lev Trotsky, Operation Duck was developed; Sudoplatov, together with his colleagues, called this case “Lion Hunt.” Trotsky was hiding in Mexico, from where he led a wide network of supporters all over the world. According to the plan of the operation, the main role was assigned to two women - Caridad Mercader and the secretary of Trotsky. Son Caridad Ramon Mercader was ready to destroy Trotsky himself, but in the illegal work, both mother and son were complete amateurs. Sudoplatov traveled to Paris and, together with Eitingon, in just one month held a brief course of intelligence training for them. After Eitingon went to Mexico to organize a "lion hunt." He was a very experienced agent, and Sudoplatov allowed him not to send reports to Moscow.

In Mexico, Ramon Mercader, courting Trotsky's secretary, gained access to his villa and soon became a frequent guest there. According to the plan, one day he managed to meet with Trotsky alone in his office, hiding the ice ax in his hand under his cloak. Mercader expected that there would be a noise and he would be able to leave unnoticed, but he miscalculated. As soon as he locked the cabinet door behind him, the experienced revolutionary understood and began to call for help. Mercader managed to deliver just one hit with an ice pick before the people came running. However, even this strike was enough, and Trotsky died in hospital the next day, August 20 1940. And Ramon Mercader fell into the hands of the Mexican police. He fully served the resulting sentence in 20 years, 6 of which he managed to hide his name. After liberation, he came to the Soviet Union and was awarded the Hero Star.

When the Great Patriotic War began, Sudoplatov led all reconnaissance and sabotage work, creating intelligence networks in the occupied territory and distributing disinformation, sabotage in the rear of the Germans, organizing a partisan war. To do this, the NKVD was formed separate motorized rifle special purpose brigade (OMSBON), the predecessor of the modern special forces. When the Germans came close to Moscow in October 1941, Sudoplatov received an order to protect the center of the capital and the Kremlin and Beria's oral order to mine the city by all means. For several days, the people of Sudoplatov mined the stations, subway stations, streets, some government buildings and summer cottages. Fortunately, the city did not have to blow up, but not all buildings were cleared of mines. Subsequently, this was the reason for the accusation of Sudoplatov that he and Beria were planning to overthrow the Soviet government. So, trotyl under the hotel "Moscow", laid down during the war, was discovered by chance only in 2005 year.

In the midst of the Stalingrad operation, Sudoplatov received an order from Beria to take the atomic problem as a priority and to receive information about the work of scientists abroad in creating the atomic bomb. Kurchatov called 7 the most important centers and 26 scientists in the US, information on the activities of which was of great importance. And Sudoplatov started work. His agents in England and the United States extracted documents from closed publications on atomic energy, thanks to which the atomic bomb in the USSR was created in just 4 of the year.

The last order of Stalin in 1953 was the preparation and organization of the terrorist attack against Joseph Broz Tito using the agent Grigulevich. This challenging assignment meant the death of the performer, and Sudoplatov took time to remove one of his best agents from the blow. Two weeks later, Stalin died, and the order to eliminate Tito remained unsigned.

After the death of the leader, a wave of arrests surged — first, Beria, and then his associates. In a group of 50 people arrested in the Beria plot, Pavel Sudoplatov was listed under number XXUMX. He was arrested in his office on Friday 8 August 21. A special instruction on the order of detention stated: “It is necessary to keep in secret the very fact of the detention of numbered prisoners. Keeping their names, surnames, past secret. ”

Sudoplatov was taken to Butyrka prison. At the first interrogation, he was announced that, as Beria’s confidant, he was accused of actively participating in a plot to seize power, planning an act of terrorism against state leaders, and creating a special group under the People's Commissar of Internal Affairs to eliminate people he disliked. The former services to the state did not help.

Sudoplatov was waiting for the inevitable execution, but he came up with the next move. If one gradually stops answering questions and at the same time imperceptibly throwing out food, then in two or three weeks a person falls into prostration from exhaustion, and the forensic doctor will be forced to send him to the prison infirmary. His reception was taught by his mentor Sergey Shpigelglas, the head of foreign intelligence, who organized the abduction of the head of the EMRO Miller in France in 1937. Sudoplatov used this method, enduring even a painful lumbar puncture, so that doctors would no doubt recognize his unsuitability for interrogations and put him in hospital.

One day 1954, he drew attention to the newspaper, which was wrapped in the book looked after him nurses. The article spoke about the shooting of Beria and his comrades. Sudoplatov realized that it was necessary to continue the simulation of his state, to pull time. The next time a nurse’s book was wrapped in an old letter. A distant relative wrote that “the old man was exposed at the general meeting of the collective farmers, the accountants feel bad, the conditions at the company are the same, but there is enough money to continue everything further”. Sudoplatov understood the meaning of encryption. At the 20th Party Congress, Khrushchev exposed the personality cult of Stalin, most of those convicted in the Beria case had already been sentenced. When an article appeared on the newspaper cover about the resignation of Molotov and Kaganovich, Sudoplatov realized that the situation had changed dramatically, and the time had come to act. Much later, he learned that this method of transmitting information was invented by his wife, who bribed a nurse. The wife of Sudoplatov, Emma Kaganova, aka Sulamif Krimkor, worked in the Secret Political and Foreign departments of the NKVD. As an illegal agent, she also repeatedly participated in foreign operations.

After spending a full five years in a stupor, in 1958, Sudoplatov returned to normal. Interrogations began again. At the end of the investigation, he received a term of 15 years. Sudoplatov, like other supporters of Beria, was accused of trying to overthrow the power in the Soviet Union. The former intelligence officer fully served his sentence in the Vladimir prison, where he met both his friends and enemies. Three cameras away from him was the son of Joseph Stalin, Vasily. 21 August 1968 was released on Sudoplat’s freedom, exactly 15 years after his arrest, a sick, exhausted old man. For many years he fought for the return of the name, but was rehabilitated only in 1992, and after 4, he died after that.

Pavel Anatolyevich Sudoplatov: Stalin's "Terminator"

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  1. Nicholas C.
    Nicholas C. 10 January 2014 10: 26
    "Sudoplatov. He was promoted again - to the deputy chief chief of the State Security."

    Eka, you have enough, Author Maria Romakhina. Was this a state of the Soviet state?

    Sudoplatov then (in March 1939) was appointed deputy head of the 5th department (INO) in the GUGB NKVD of the USSR. His boss was Dekanozov. From May - Fitin. the head of the GUGB then was Merkulov. Deputy Merkulov: Kobulov, Serov, Dekanozov.
  2. Field
    Field 10 January 2014 10: 40
    Unfortunately, analogies with the Sudoplatov case are also traced in our time.
    1. valokordin
      valokordin 10 January 2014 14: 57
      Unfortunately, analogies with the Sudoplatov case are also traced in our [/ quote]
      With the death of Stalin, the number of bastards increased.
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  3. makarov
    makarov 10 January 2014 10: 43
    Sudoplatov was "caulked" by Abakumov, and after a while he got there himself. Khrushchev feared that Sudoplatov was informed, and after his removal from the throne, the Kremlin lads buzzed Brezhnev's ears that Sudoplatov could not be released, they say he would rush to the West and tell him that "Mama do not cry," so they rotted in prison.
    1. Aryan
      Aryan 10 January 2014 12: 36
      He was a BIG WAR and did a lot
      1. RoTTor
        RoTTor 11 January 2014 01: 35
        A strange pseudo for an admirer of Sudoplatov - "Aryan"
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  4. avt
    avt 10 January 2014 11: 05
    Quote: makarov
    Sudoplatov "caulked" Abakumov to prison,

    The fact that Abakumov "ran into" Sudoplatov is noted in his memoirs. But he did not plant him, physically he could not. Abakumov was taken in 1951, and Sudoplatov was taken on August 21, 1953, so here all the "laurels" To Khrushch, he cleaned the ends , and his protege - Serov, with him Sudoplatov, again according to his memoirs, clashed more than once. And he came out in 1968, so by and large there is only one claim to Lena - he did not rehabilitate.
  5. BOB48
    BOB48 10 January 2014 11: 06
    Everlasting memory!
  6. vol46an
    vol46an 10 January 2014 11: 42
    Legendary person.
  7. erased
    erased 10 January 2014 11: 54
    The highest partyocracy, led by Khrushchev, destroyed everything that Stalin and the people built. Beria was killed in the attack, the trial against him is a fiction. His colleagues and subordinates were killed and imprisoned.
    It was the price of the existence of partocracy and the price of coming to power.
    And Pavel Sudoplatov is a hero and a warrior! On his sector of the front, he defeated enemies and emerged victorious. People like him are sorely lacking now.
  8. Black
    Black 10 January 2014 12: 29
    An amazing person with an amazing fate !!!
    Wife for the "move" respect. Well done!
    How can you "mow" for 5 years on the verge of real madness ??? !!! GWOZI, not people !!!!
  9. Altona
    Altona 10 January 2014 12: 32
    From his biography of stories, dozens of volumes of military literature will be enough for several series ... A really very interesting person with an unusual fate ... Documentary films about him are very interesting to watch, here are the stories, intrigues, brilliant finals and everything from life ...
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  11. konvalval
    konvalval 10 January 2014 14: 29
    Unfortunately, Sudoplatovs are few now. And how they are needed right now. Everlasting memory.
  12. T-12
    T-12 10 January 2014 15: 37
    ... Sudoplatov was demoted and offered to be expelled from the party. The case helped him. Stalin decided to crack down on his longtime party enemy Lev Trotsky, and it turned out that there was no one to entrust the planning of this operation except for Sudoplatov. He was again promoted to the deputy chief of the State Security ....
    Here it is - the whole system in 5 sentences at the top!
    From the beginning, it takes off on corpses and is covered in blood, then at the disposal of two aunts - Vesuhu or Nevezuha! The executioner was lucky, left to live, but forced to rabbit in double traction. And the ghoul worked on the system, whoever gets caught and starts up under the knife, no matter what, the enemy of the people, that the people themselves!
    1. Osyris
      Osyris 14 January 2014 02: 42
      Russian mentality, the more killers destroy them, the more they respect them. (Homeland of Pavlik Morozov) .....
      1. sds555
        sds555 14 January 2014 03: 00
        Bullshit !!! Do you even think about what to write about? Or troll?
      2. aleshka
        aleshka 30 September 2015 22: 04
        yes the stump is clear! This is Ukraine, the birthplace of elephants! and a partisan detachment of three Ukrainians, two traitors!
    2. kr33sania
      kr33sania 14 January 2014 14: 59
      Sudoplatov is not "vurdAlak", such people are the basis of a strong country. And "under the knife let" basically everything that prevented our country from becoming great. And now the Tubaretkins are running the show, and all sorts of Honduras are arresting our ships. Israel buried Ariel Sharon as a hero (and this is so!). Pavel Anatolyevich Sudoplatov was the same hero.
      Rest in peace!
  13. Proud.
    Proud. 10 January 2014 15: 49
    Sudoplatov - honor and respect. But some quotes in the article are very dubious. ".... The last order of Stalin in 1953 was the preparation and
    organization of the attack against Joseph Broz Tito with
    using agent Grigulevich. This is a difficult task.
    meant the death of the performer, and Sudoplatov took time to
    remove one of his best agents from the blow. Across
    Stalin died for two weeks, and the order to eliminate Tito remained
    unsigned ... "This is awareness! The author knows about the order, I am sure that the death of the executor was inevitable, and probably saw the text of the order itself, which, for some reason I do not understand, must be written (or printed) and signed inappropriately. ..
  14. K.Shimada
    K.Shimada 10 January 2014 16: 23
    I have great respect for Pavel Anatolyevich Sudoplatov.
    Here is what recalls the circumstances of the arrest:
    On August 5, 1953, Pavel Sudoplatov was called to the Kremlin, where he answered questions from the country's leaders. In the former office of Stalin, Khrushchev, Molotov, Malenkov, Bulganin, Mikoyan and Voroshilov “interrogated” him about the tasks that he received from Beria. Khrushchev, Malenkov and Bulganin asked questions, Molotov kept gloomy silence, Voroshilov and Mikoyan were also silent, looking suspiciously at Sudoplatov. The atmosphere in the office was tense.
    When Pavel Anatolyevich began reporting on post-war actions against Oggins, Samet, Romzhi and Shumsky, in each case he indicated who ordered the liquidation, and that all these actions were taken with the approval of not only Stalin, but also Molotov, Khrushchev and Bulganin. Suddenly Khrushchev interrupted him.
    “Comrade Sudoplatov is clearly confusing something,” Nikita Sergeyevich said and said that in all such cases the initiative came from Stalin and our foreign comrades.
    The awkward silence that had lasted a full minute.
    Interrupted by Bulganin.
    “All these operations were undertaken against the sworn enemies of socialism, like that,” said Nikolai Alexandrovich.
    - What did he say? - said the deaf marshal Voroshilov loudly.
    “He said what he needed,” Malenkov, irritated, muttered angrily at him in response.
    Khrushchev ended the conversation, turning to Sudoplatov:
    “The party has nothing against you.” We believe you. Keep working. Soon we will ask you to prepare a plan for the elimination of the Bandera leadership at the head of the Ukrainian fascist movement in Western Europe, which has the audacity to insult the leaders of the Soviet Union.
    At this audience ended.
    Much later, Pavel Anatolyevich noted that the mention of Khrushchev, Molotov and Bulganin as customers of political killings in the conversation was his fatal mistake.
    On August 21, 1953, Pavel Sudoplatov was arrested in his office in a building on Lubyanka.
  15. Roman 1977
    Roman 1977 10 January 2014 16: 34
    There is no better gift for Bandera,
    than a box of Sudoplatian sweets.
    The dream of any sweet tooth
    dark chocolate, and hazelnuts.

    And a huge plus,
    they have a special taste,
    elite style, metropolitan gloss,
    they really blow the brain.

    1. Sour
      Sour 10 January 2014 18: 07
      Quote: Novel 1977
      for bandera

      For a "Bandera"? Cool...
      Then there was no such word.
      If not the elimination of Konovalets, no one would have known about Bandera. He made his career at OUN precisely because of the death of Konovalets.
      But radish horseradish is not sweeter ...
      It turns out that they killed the leader of Ukrainian nationalists so that an even more rabid nationalist would take his place. Stalin risked the life of the best agents in order to eventually make a career for Bandera.
      Then they killed Bandera. And what's the point? Ukrainian nationalism has disappeared?
      Conclusion: individual terror tactics are costly and ineffective. Performers (such as Sudoplatov) were masters of their craft, but were essentially engaged in useless things.
      Lenin at the end of the 19th century warned of the futility of individual terror. Stalin decided that Lenin was wrong.
      1. avt
        avt 10 January 2014 19: 44
        Quote: Sour
        Conclusion: individual terror tactics are costly and ineffective. Performers (such as Sudoplatov) were masters of their craft, but were essentially engaged in useless things.

        You make a hasty conclusion without knowing the whole picture. In addition, Sudoplatov did not have absolute access to political decision-making in Ukraine, but sometimes very sharply opposed them, especially those carried out by Khrushchev and his protégé Serov. So, as an example, Sudoplatov was categorically against when, after the war, young people from the western regions were sent to study in the eastern regions. He argued that this would anger both parents and, in fact, young people and, moreover, would bring unhealthy nationalist propaganda to the eastern regions of Ukraine. So "mutual sympathy" between Khrushchev and Sudoplatov was not only about the fate of the eldest son. By the way, Abakumov was arrested under Stalin in 1951 and despite the torture, he did not confess to anything, but then he was shot after Stalin's death in 1954 and even his son was forbidden to live under his father's surname, so Semyonov died.Vlasik, for example, was released from prison, although he knew no less than Abakumov.
      2. RoTTor
        RoTTor 11 January 2014 01: 28
        And Bandera and his many associates got in Germany. Sorry, not everyone. This infection must be completely eradicated. In the fight against deadly enemies, all methods are necessary. And the place of Konovalets was taken by another auto-Hungarian uproot - a miller. Bandera - a pet, by age, is already purely fascist. Bandera and Melnik residents hated each other mortally and still are not friends.
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      4. Osyris
        Osyris 13 January 2014 11: 56
        Russian nationalism is no better, only all in stealth.
        1. aleshka
          aleshka 30 September 2015 22: 06
          would you go! to learn to read and write!
  16. demotivator
    demotivator 10 January 2014 17: 16
    Quote: makarov
    Khrushchev feared that Sudoplatov was informed, and after his removal from the throne, the Kremlin lads buzzed Brezhnev's ears that Sudoplatov could not be released, they say he would rush to the West and tell him that "Mama do not cry," so they rotted in prison.

    Sudoplatov got "under distribution" because of the falsified "Beria case". Khrushchev desperately needed scum ready to slander Beria. At first, as is clear from the materials of the July 1953 plenum, it was assumed that there would be no shortage of materials for accusing Beria of a crime justifying his murder. As the lawyers say, there would be a person, but there would be an article. But that was not the case - all efforts ended in nothing: Beria had nothing to blame. And then the plan was ripe to accuse him of conspiracy to seize power. But in this case, conspirators were also needed, i.e. to justify the murder of Beria, several dozen more people had to be killed. They were collected as follows.
    A suitable candidate for the conspirator, i.e. the man who served with Beria was offered the vile slander of him. If the candidate was a scoundrel, i.e. agreed and slandered, he was left a "witness" in the case of Beria. But if he turned out to be a more or less honest man, then he was arrested and, one must think, the villains of Rudenko themselves wrote for these people their “confessions” and “testimonies” against Beria.
    For example, a former colleague of Beria, at that time Minister of State Control V. I. Merkulov, after Beria was appointed to the post of Minister of the Joint Ministry of Internal Affairs, asked Beria to again take him to work in the Ministry of Internal Affairs. But Beria refused, and this, apparently, many considered as enmity between them. Hence the thought ripened that Merkulov would be the one who willingly slanders Beria. But Merkulov resisted this baseness.
    In his memoirs, Sudoplatov writes that Prosecutor General Rudenko personally was involved in fabricating the case and selecting slanderers against Beria. The commander-in-chief of the internal troops, Hero of the USSR Maslennikov refused to slander his chief and shot himself in his office. Sudoplatov writes about this: "... this is how he defended his honor." A few days later, Sudoplatov was also arrested, but he, unlike Maslennikov, found a way to avoid shame and death, but he paid for it with 15 years in a psychiatric hospital and prison. He pretended to be crazy and feigned until 1958, when the excitement in the Beria case had already passed and they did not begin to shoot him.
  17. demotivator
    demotivator 10 January 2014 17: 27
    Quote: Altona
    ... Indeed, a very interesting person with an unusual fate ... Documentary films about him are very interesting to watch, here are the stories, intrigues, brilliant finals and everything from life ...

    Great offer. But only there are doubts that if the film is removed, it will be true. They will definitely lie! After all, if the truth is, then it is necessary to show how Beria and his people fought with the scum. But who would risk it today? They are now considered "innocent victims." And how can you tell the truth about how Khrushchev's henchmen - prosecutors, led by Rudenko, fabricated the case of "Beria's conspirators"? Listen to the presentations of the Head of State Chaika - there are only praises to the Russian prosecutor's office, and not a word of self-criticism. His Moscow region prosecutors were stealing into the cleanroom, but he does not "notice." What can I say - a glorious follower of Rudenko. And the film is needed. Only honest.
  18. sevtrash
    sevtrash 10 January 2014 17: 43
    Any state needs such specialists. Only complete liberalists cannot understand this. If there were more such specialists, then there might not have been a war in Chechnya, they would have eliminated the threat in the bud.
  19. builder74
    builder74 10 January 2014 18: 32
    I read his memoirs, a very interesting book! A man is a legend! So many important events for the country took place with his participation. Returning to the book: I liked that the situation was described through the eyes of the NKVD leadership, the system of organizing actions (particularly the partisans), and the situation. I remembered the episodes in which the moments of the development of agents of influence are described - you can directly contemplate such individuals in our life today; and also about working with the leaders of the Ukrainian gang underground. As one of them was simply amazed at the heyday of Ukraine, culture, people. Those. Comrade Stalin acted not only with a whip, but also with a carrot. Wherever he tried to turn enemies into friends. And he managed! With the help of such aces in their field as Sudoplatov PA
  20. Luga
    Luga 10 January 2014 18: 33
    Article plus, despite some roughness. Thanks to the author. smile

    I was interested in the personality of Sudoplatov for a long time, I read some materials on his activities - in my opinion a person is really outstanding, if not unique. However, that time immediately gave rise to a galaxy of outstanding personalities in Soviet intelligence: Artuzov, Deutsch, Gorsky, Korotkov, Take, all cannot be listed. I and Fitin would not be written off, although his contribution to the repression in intelligence at the end of the 30's was not finally established, he was certainly a sensible person.

    The film about Lenka Panteleev was shot, about Sonya the Golden Pen was shot, about the Bear Jap was shot too. The country knows these heroes.
    But they didn’t make a film about Sudoplatov.

    I wrote, I wanted to continue to be indignant at the indicated fact, and then I thought: who will shoot such a film - Mikhalkov, Bondarchuk, Ursulyak? No, it is not necessary better, unless someone is talented and, most importantly, smart.

    And Pavel Anatolyevich Sudoplatov - eternal memory.
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    2. RoTTor
      RoTTor 11 January 2014 00: 54
      Ursulyak! "Liquidation" and "Life and Fate" are great films. This one can! Perhaps also Khotinenko.
  21. washi
    washi 10 January 2014 19: 11
    In a small Ukrainian the town of Melitopol,
    In a small RUSSIAN town.
    There was no Ukraine then
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    2. RoTTor
      RoTTor 11 January 2014 00: 43
      To be precise, we must speak in a southern town with an international population, which is now in Ukraine.
      Not Russian is a city. The state of Ukraine was not, Ukraine was.
      By the way, Melitopol is one of two cities in the territory occupied by the Nazis, awarded by the Nazis with the Iron Cross: saboteurs and local residents from hidden enemies and disadvantages,
      in 1941, the commanders and their families who lived in a military town were killed before the Germans arrived.
  22. Vadim2013
    Vadim2013 10 January 2014 20: 58
    Quote: Luga
    The film about Lenka Panteleev was shot, about Sonya the Golden Pen was shot, about the Bear Jap was shot too. The country knows these heroes. But they did not make a film about Sudoplatov.

    TV today is a diversion against the people of Russia.
    1. RoTTor
      RoTTor 11 January 2014 00: 38
      This is a deliberate policy on the education of moral monsters, ordered by the bandits in power and with money. Like Vysotsky, "... he read the right books in childhood." And the children formed by the current ideals "do it all at once, at any cost! By any means!" - and grow up like that.
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  23. RoTTor
    RoTTor 11 January 2014 00: 34
    Pavel SUDOPLATOV - a real HERO, a true PATRIOT, IRON MAN.
    It is not surprising that REAL HEROES do not receive honors, laurels and honored monuments from us, but ingratitude, blasphemy and prison.
    The worst thing that went to his lot was not even the prison that could not break the real Soviet man, the Hero, not even the blasphemy that had befallen him in the last years of his life, but the fact that he survived to the destruction of his homeland - without war and intervention, traitors and traitors.
    They didn’t work out - they didn’t eradicate all the scum, but with the crap it was precisely this offspring that crawled into power and gave metastases to Gorbachev-Yeltsin.
    An unfinished and hidden enemy is the most dangerous. Comrade STALIN was right: “Cadres decide everything!” and "... with the development of socialism, the class struggle does not wane, but intensifies!"
    Sudoplatov’s fighting comrades who did not live to see 1991 were happier ...

    PS And do not call our pride a dog American terminator word!
  24. zavesa01
    zavesa01 11 January 2014 06: 02
    One operation "Berezino" is worth it.
  25. Vadim2013
    Vadim2013 11 January 2014 12: 28
    An interesting and tragic fate for Pavel Anatolyevich Sudoplatov. He was a talented and courageous man who did a lot of useful things for the USSR, but the existing system of power punished him innocently, despite his outstanding merits for the USSR.
  26. Khrushchev
    Khrushchev 11 January 2014 15: 10
    but just a pity - of course, that Sudoplatov was not shot. bloody Stalin's executioner and that says it all.
  27. Zomanus
    Zomanus 11 January 2014 19: 41
    Yes, we never knew how to value human life and specialists. They used to plant and shoot, now they spare money. Hmm, I thought Trotsky was whacked back in the 30's.
  28. bbss
    bbss 12 January 2014 10: 11
    Everlasting memory!
  29. Ulairy
    Ulairy 13 January 2014 20: 31
    Quote: Nikolai S.
    Sudoplatov then (in March 1939) was appointed deputy head of the 5th department (INO) in the GUGB NKVD of the USSR. His boss was Dekanozov. From May - Fitin. the head of the GUGB then was Merkulov. Deputy Merkulov: Kobulov, Serov, Dekanozov.

    Yes, that's right, learn the history of intelligence.
    Quote: erased
    And Pavel Sudoplatov is a hero and a warrior! On his sector of the front, he defeated enemies and emerged victorious. People like him are sorely lacking now.
    You are mistaken, they are now (and certainly this is not A. Chapman).
    The scouts serve one god - the Country. And do not count on fame and fame. Sudoplatov grabbed a full set of "prison" diseases, was semi-blind, almost ended up in a wheelchair ... And for some reason, for some reason, his corpse is kicked in "Top Secret" and other liberal "airs", without even trying to delve into the fate of the hero of Russia , ugh, damn it, I'm sick of the pathos of myself ... It's enough just to say that the CIA, the Mi-6 and the "hated" Mossad learn from the experience of Pavel Sudoplatov.
  30. ValeraKrasovski
    ValeraKrasovski 18 January 2014 17: 09
    The size of the article does not provide an idea, or rather a complete idea of ​​Sudoplatov’s activities. I recommend everyone to read his memoirs. He managed to write them to death and publish.