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Soviet intelligence officer illegally died Aleksey Kozlov

The great illegal scout Hero of Russia Alexei Mikhailovich Kozlov 1934, born, passed away. He was not just a scout, he worked in those countries with which the USSR did not have diplomatic relations, writes Rossiyskaya Gazeta.

Kozlov managed to legalize himself in Germany under the guise of a dry-cleaning equipment dealer. Having received a real German passport, he burned the one that he had been made in Moscow and settled in Italy. From here he made his trips around the world.

“As Aleksey Mikhailovich himself told me, the interests of intelligence, not at all trading, forced him to visit about 100 countries. And among them were in 1960-1980-e those whose names I don’t have the right to bring, ”writes the author of the article Nikolay Dolgopolov.

“His first wife, also a scout, died largely from a terrible overvoltage, and he left two small children in a Moscow orphanage and traveled around the world,” the author writes.

Soviet intelligence was very interested in South Africa, with which the USSR did not maintain diplomatic relations.

“Through ingenious frauds, subtly conceived and skillfully embodied legends, Kozlov penetrated there as well, having learned the truth hard for the Soviet Union: South Africa has its own atomic bomb, and, even more, its successful tests were carried out. In those years, it could mean anything — and war too, ”Dolgopolov says.

Soon, because of the betrayal of Oleg Gordiyevsky intelligence officer was arrested in Pretoria. More than 2-x years Kozlov spent in the death row. During this time, he suffered such torture, “about which it’s not something to say, and it hurts to write,” the author notes.

But Soviet foreign intelligence did not leave Kozlov. His exchange took place in the GDR. According to Dolgopolov, “for the Soviet illegal colonel on the other side, they gave a whole bus with twelve spies and one officer of the South African army captured in Angola.”

Later, for his exploits, Alexey Mikhailovich was awarded the gold star of the Hero of Russia.

“He was sincerely respected. Once, when shots of Kozlov's award ceremony flashed in the huge crowded hall, several thousand honored people, his colleagues, stood together. Here it is the highest degree of respect! ”, - the author recalls.
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  1. sever.56
    sever.56 5 November 2015 13: 40
    The kingdom of heaven, and the earth rest in peace to the Great Man and the brilliant intelligence officer ...
    All these Western "James Bonds" are not suitable for such a professional as Alexei Mikhailovich! Working behind the cordon for decades, walking on the edge of a knife, this requires a special talent and character!
    1. Starover_Z
      Starover_Z 5 November 2015 13: 45
      Alas, veterans are leaving, allowing the Union in the world to be called EMPIRE!
      Kingdom of Heaven Alexey Mikhailovich!
      1. Dembel77
        Dembel77 5 November 2015 14: 06
        Yes. There were people nowadays. And leave one by one. I want to believe that they managed to prepare a worthy shift - but how else? Without intelligence now it’s impossible at all.
        1. Rostov Papa
          Rostov Papa 5 November 2015 14: 29
          Watch the movie "The Test of Death" with Oleg Taktarov in the title role, a good film, more like that.

          “The Test of Death” from the series “Fights”, created by the Artel studio with the support of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service.
          The film is based on a real story about how the efforts of the Soviet illegal intelligence officer Alexei Kozlov prevented a nuclear threat hanging over the world.

          1. avt
            avt 5 November 2015 15: 03
            Quote: Rostov Dad
            Watch the movie "The Test of Death" with Oleg Taktarov in the title role, a good film, more like that.

            No. Nonsense and complete according to the scenario of Arbatova and her Indian hakhel, about how the evil fascists - the Yuarists "forced" "poor" Jews to make them an atomic bomb wassat
            Quote: Rostov Dad
            The film is based on a real story about how the efforts of the Soviet illegal intelligence officer Alexei Kozlov prevented a nuclear threat hanging over the world.

            laughing The classical version of how, based on real events, you can breathe in the delirium of your own inflamed consciousness, this is at best, and at worst ... to put it mildly, dump from a sore head to a healthy one. Like, ends, ends ... ends in water! "
  2. Vladimyrych
    Vladimyrych 5 November 2015 13: 41
    The kingdom of heaven and bow to the earth for his work.
    1. avt
      avt 5 November 2015 13: 49
      Quote: Vladimir
      The kingdom of heaven and bow to the earth for his work.

      hi But here it is in the article
      : South Africa has its own atomic bomb, and even more than that, its successful tests have been carried out. In those years, this could mean anything - and war, too, ”
      To put it mildly ..... smile It is enough to think about the simple fact - where did Galil and other Kfira rifles suddenly appear in the country under sanctions, then it will become clear WHO in the South Atlantic conducted nuclear weapons tests and who actually has a bomb to this day, and who it was not and never will be.
  3. Tor5
    Tor5 5 November 2015 13: 42
    "Yes, there were people in our time ...!"
    May his soul rest ...
    1. Sashka
      Sashka 5 November 2015 14: 31
      I join ... But, frankly, some kind of double impression. On the one hand, he stepped over himself for the sake of the Motherland, on the other hand, he stepped over children. For me, children are the most sacred! Homeland too! This is a question for everyone around, would anyone be able to do that ?!
  4. marinier
    marinier 5 November 2015 13: 45
    V etot skorbnij tijd, ja xotel-bi virajat, soboleznovan 4lenan semji geroes.
    Pust zemlia puxom, budet etot 4elovek.

    PS GOD ZABIRAT k sebe lu4shi iz lu4shij.
    Bezvremeno ushedshij tomu Potverjdenij hi
    1. afdjhbn67
      afdjhbn67 5 November 2015 14: 09
      Quote: marinier
      Bezvremeno ushedshij tomu Potverjdenij

      Your colleague ??? wink
    2. Asadullah
      Asadullah 5 November 2015 14: 24
      Bezvremeno ushedshij tomu Potverjdenij

      I did not live a couple of days until the day ... but still, and with the holiday, nine days he is still with us. Everyone who touches, with the day of rex!
  5. Black Colonel
    Black Colonel 5 November 2015 13: 49
    Scouts are constantly under pressure from circumstances, especially illegal immigrants. The head does not rest all 25 hours a day so as not to be punctured by chance and complete the task. Respect and admiration!
    1. Simon
      Simon 5 November 2015 14: 25
      It’s a pity that such brilliant people leave when Russia needs them so much. May the Russian land rest in peace for him.
  6. Dwarfik
    Dwarfik 5 November 2015 13: 49
    The kingdom of heaven and earth rest in peace! Family strength to survive the pain of loss!
  7. roskot
    roskot 5 November 2015 13: 51
    Time takes its toll. Legends are leaving. Land him rest in peace.
  8. V.ic
    V.ic 5 November 2015 13: 54
    May he rest in peace! I watched a short film about him (staged naturally "antique"). There, after the imitation of the execution, the South African said that he was being exchanged and gave him his name badge, recognizing the courage of this unbroken man.
    1. dmb
      dmb 5 November 2015 14: 23
      I am proud of my personal meeting with this outstanding man. And about a token, a true fact, as well as the fact that it is perhaps the only one who, after the failure and return to the Union, was again sent illegally.
  9. BOB044
    BOB044 5 November 2015 13: 55
    The kingdom of heaven is to him. And a deep bow for what he did for our country. Eternal memory to the hero.
  10. VolDaemar
    VolDaemar 5 November 2015 14: 00
    Very sorry. Mourn ...
  11. oleggun
    oleggun 5 November 2015 14: 02
    Eternal memory and respect for the hero!
  12. Mama_Cholli
    Mama_Cholli 5 November 2015 14: 03
    Nice to read about such people!
    Eternal memory, a man with a capital letter!
  13. Wolka
    Wolka 5 November 2015 14: 11
    It is not customary to talk about such people a lot, but they are always remembered about them: Bright memory to the Hero of Russia! soldier
  14. tasha
    tasha 5 November 2015 14: 19
    Read today.

    Military intelligence officers of Russia are people who fully believe in the sovereign need for their destinies. But they never reveal the origins of their Faith.
  15. vicdoc63
    vicdoc63 5 November 2015 14: 25
    This is the pride of the country. You need to write and talk a lot about such people, it's a pity that the "secret" stamp allows you to do this only after death.
  16. cool.cob2013
    cool.cob2013 5 November 2015 14: 32
    I am proud that such people were, I am sure that there are now !!!
  17. bad
    bad 5 November 2015 14: 42
    Let the earth rest in peace! Worthy Soldier!
  18. Appius
    Appius 5 November 2015 15: 42
    Intelligence was strong, and I hope now on the level.
  19. corporal
    corporal 5 November 2015 15: 50
    Rest in peace.................
  20. Watchdog
    Watchdog 5 November 2015 16: 06
    Monumental people. It seems such a cast of steel. Everlasting memory!
  21. theodore rasp
    theodore rasp 5 November 2015 16: 19
    Land in peace and eternal bright memory of the glorious son of Russia!
  22. Support
    Support 5 November 2015 17: 40
    Eternal memory ..... there are no words, which People are such an Epoch. (But not vice versa)
  23. atamankko
    atamankko 5 November 2015 18: 25
    Good people leave, the earth rest in peace.
  24. beer-youk
    beer-youk 5 November 2015 19: 07
    I really want to believe that there are decent receivers. Bright memory to the hero!
  25. grigorii
    grigorii 5 November 2015 20: 00
    But the Gordian bastard and died as a traitor.
  26. Military Builder
    Military Builder 6 November 2015 06: 28
    Quote: grigorii
    But the Gordian bastard and died as a traitor.

    no, this m u d ak is still alive

    In May 1985, Gordievsky was summoned to Moscow on the pretext of being a resident. In fact, he was suspected in connection with British intelligence. In July 1985, Gordievsky fled from the USSR. In November 1985 he was sentenced to death in absentia, the sentence was not subsequently canceled.
    Gordievsky lives in a suburb of London, receiving a pension from the British government. He earns money by giving paid interviews to reporters, willingly comments on all the loudest spy scandals and loud disclosures, and also denounces the regime of Russian President Vladimir Putin.