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How it was (2001) 10.04.2001

Film-document №73185 1 part, Duration: 0:35:12 to collection Price category V2
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Anchorperson: Oleg Shklovskij

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In August 1985, the candidate for the post of KGB resident in London, Oleg Gordievsky, disappeared in Moscow.

At that time, he was already suspected of having links with British intelligence, and surveillance was established.

Gordievsky takes a desperate step and provokes a cunning operation, disappearing amidst a white day in Moscow and two days later appearing in the UK.

This operation even in the KGB is recognized as brilliant.

As it was - it turns out during the program.

The program includes former employees of the First Main Directorate of the KGB of the USSR Boris Grigoriev and Oleg Tsarev, a relative of OA Gordievsky Ekaterina Aliyeva and a family friend, journalist Olga Belan.

The details of Gordievsky's service in the KGB and his personal life, motives that led him to commit treason, and the consequences of this step for the Soviet intelligence services are considered.

There are footage of the chronicle: the arrest of a CIA officer Aldridge Ames and his wife in Washington, the introduction of Soviet troops into Czechoslovakia, the Moscow putsch, the story of Oleg Gordievsky about the crossing of the Finnish border.

Key words

KGB Intelligence service International espionage

Personnel

Gordievsky OA - a former colonel of the First Main Directorate of the KGB of the USSR, sentenced in absentia to death for treason.
Grigoryev BN - a former employee of the First Main Directorate of the KGB of the USSR, Colonel SVR in retirement.
Tsarev OI - former employee of the First Main Directorate of the KGB of the USSR, Colonel SVR in reserve.
Alieva E.V. - Lecturer of the Professional Retraining Program for persons with higher education at Moscow State University named after MV Lomonosov, general producer of sports projects at the federal and international levels of the Association of Ski Sports of the Russian Federation.
Belan O. is a Russian journalist, editor, writer and publicist, member of the Russian Union of Journalists.

Calendar

02/21/1994 08/21/1968 08.1991

Locations

Prague
Washington
Moscow

Special services; Defense and internal security