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Friday, 10 November 2017

Rostov-on-Don to Erect Monument to Famed Spy Richard Sorge, Not Solzhenitsyn

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Rostov-on-Don decided to erect a monument to famed Soviet spy Richard Sorge instead of one to Solzhenitsyn. The monument will be near School nr 80, named after Sorge. The decision to install the memorial took place at the last meeting [of the committee] on the names of socially-significant places. The recently-deceased Honoured Sculptor of Russia A A Apollonov created a bust of Sorge as a part of the project “Alley of Russian Glory”. The dedication of the memorial will be sometime in November.

Richard Sorge was a Soviet spy of the 20th-century, stationed in Japan, who had a cover as a German journalist. He received the award of Hero of the Soviet Union posthumously in 1964. One of the streets in Rostov-on-Don is Ulitsa Sorge.

8 November 2017

Lyubov Aleksandrovna Shlyapkina

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Sunday, 17 April 2016

17 April 2016. What Does Rightwing Paranoia Lead To?

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One of the pervasive rightwing myths is that the government has a giant supercomputer that it uses to monitor all online activities. This is ludicrous and barmy beyond all words. One of those who believes in it is Rod Dreher (to be charitable, he picked it up from a vacuous nutter named Whitehead who was a fellow rightwing stink-tanker in the District). Real intel is expensive as it costs money to hire the people needed to interpret and collate the collected intercepts. The NSA can’t translate and analyse more than a fraction of its ELINT, and that’s not even talking about cybersurveillance. Only the most important targets make the cut, and Dreher doesn’t (nor do I, a rather more minor fish). In any case, the government wastes a good deal of its effort in surveillance on Muslims and Arabs who don’t pose a threat to anyone. To be frank, there’s been no major terrorist incident since 9/11… that proves that there’s no terrorist threat that truly goes bump in the night. There’s no way to guard all the potential targets out there… if there were a real terrorist problem, we’d be dealing with it constantly… and we’re not. It’s just another Republican lie… it’s like “duck and cover” in the 50s… Sov bombers didn’t have the range to strike the continental USA nor did Soviet operational doctrine envisage such (they frowned on one-way suicide missions, unlike the USA). That didn’t deter Republican liars then… the Republicans still lie… only it’s nonexistent terrorists instead of nonexistent Soviet bombers.

Truly, the reason that this lie has tread is that some people think themselves more important than they are… get a life, righties…

BMD

Friday, 7 November 2014

Russian Diplomats Laid Flowers on Grave of Soviet Spy Richard Sorge on the 70th Anniversary of His Death

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At Tama Cemetery in the southwestern Tokyo suburbs, Russian diplomats held a memorial ceremony at the grave of legendary Soviet spy Richard Sorge on the 70th anniversary of his execution in Sugamo Prison on 7 November 1944. Flowers laid Russian Ambassador to Japan Yevgeny Afanasyev and senior diplomats of the Embassy, ​​as well as students of the school at the Russian diplomatic mission named after the famous spy, laid flowers on his grave. There were symposia and meetings on the Sorge Affair in Japan this month, as there’s still much interest in it amongst journalists and the scientific community. In particular, in particular, a major conference took place at the University of Aichi in Nagoya. On 8 November, at Tokyo’s Meiji University, with the support of the Centre for Studies of Japanese-Russian History, will host an International Symposium, which shall consider the activities of Sorge in China and Japan.

As an agent of Soviet military intelligence, German Communist Richard Sorge arrived in Japan in 1933 and created a highly effective network of agents. He enjoyed the full confidence of the Nazi Embassy in Tokyo, and he managed to receive secret information from the highest circles of the Japanese leadership. Under the code names “Ramsay” and “Inson”, he sent out one of the first pieces of intel on the approximate time of the planned attack of Nazi Germany on the USSR. Of even greater value was his intel about the fact that Japan wasn’t going to enter the war against the USSR in 1941. Historians say that he made a considerable contribution to Moscow’s victory. Japanese counterintel arrested Sorge on 18 October 1941. After interrogation, a court sentenced him to death by hanging. On 7 November 1944, in Sugamo Prison, the authorities hanged Sorge and his closest associate, Japanese journalist Ozaki Hotsumi. Another active agent in his group, Miyagi Yotoku, died in prison in 1943. Another member, journalist Branko Vukelić, received a life sentence, but died shortly afterwards, and US forces released radioman Max Clausen from prison after the war. In 1964, the USSR posthumously made Richard Sorge a Hero of the Soviet Union. Not only has there been a thorough investigation of Sorge’s life and times in Japan, just this year a very successful feature film about Sorge appeared in Japanese cinemas.

7 November 2014

ITAR-TASS

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Editor:

Contemporary Russians do NOT denigrate the Soviet past… it’s one reason the godless Republican filth hate them so much. I’ll simply say this… the Church serves Pannikhida for the VOV war dead of the Red Army and it serves Pannikhida on the graves of the Soviet war dead in Spain. You can stand with the REAL Church or you can stand the phonies who suck up to the Republican Party. Choose wisely…

BMD

Sunday, 2 November 2014

2 November 2014. Here are Those WEAK Russian Forces That the Anglo Americans are ALWAYS Denigrating

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The drippy-nosed Anglo American toddlers are forever telling us how strong that they are. However, the US DoD plans to have enough forces to conduct one major war and one minor war at a time… gee, they’ve already reached the limit, haven’t they? There are fewer brigades in the US Army than there are in the Russian Army. There are fewer brigades in the US Army than there are DIVISIONS in the PLA. How, then, can it have “overwhelming conventional superiority?” Don’t listen to the asshats at Stratfor… they have no technical means (that is, no SIGINT or ELINT assets)… they don’t have enough analysts (they only have 75 to 200 employees total)… they don’t have actual and vetted HUMINT assets at all (they do have personal contacts with some middle-level flunkies, but no one of importance). They’re crapitalist bullshitters… used-car salesmen of the worst sort. They don’t have any more cred than I do. They do have an ex-Navy SEAL as an exec… which gets them into some DoD circles, but by no means at the highest level. It shows you the level of intelligence of those who buy their crank services (it does tell you much about the level of brains of the rightwing clowns who take them at face value). “Shadow CIA”… anyone who believes that belongs in a rubber room with no access to sharps.

The images… they’re the Russian Naval Infantry… the “Black Death”… the SEALs had best watch their step around them. Pride goeth before a fall, I hear tell…

BMD

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