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By Vadim J. Birstein

"Why is a booklet approximately SMERSH suitable this day? As Mr. Birstein takes pains to indicate, 'the current Russian govt turns out purpose on whitewashing Stalin's atrocities and the background of the Soviet defense services.'"—The Washington Times

SMERSH is essentially identified to readers in English as James Bond's sinister opponent. but SMERSH was once a true association and used to be simply as diabolical as its fictional counterpart. in accordance with Russian files and memoirs, a severe lacking piece of the historical past of global battle II and the Soviet mystery prone is eventually uncovered to the sunshine of day.

Vadim J. Birstein, PhD, is a historian, activist, and molecular geneticist. He lives in New York.

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