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Old 09-25-2010, 11:12 PM   #1
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Russian SVR (Foreign Intelligence Service) website

I thought I'd start this thread for interesting updates or news that I or anyone finds on the Russian Federation's Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) website: http://www.svr.gov.ru/

Today, there are several articles about General Yuri Drozdov (English version is here: Google Translate ). This one may be out of date, but once you get onto the Russian website, all you have to do is activate your favorite web translator and with a good bit of patience, start reading in choppy, but mostly understandable English. Note: If you use the Google Translator it offers readers to "contribute to a better translation" at any point in the text. Please do so and we can hope that the programmers will use our input to make the program more accurate. I do this on the Mondvor website all the time to try to get them to stop using terms like "flip-side" for "reverse" and an untranslated word for suspension (five-sided please, instead of "pentagonal" as it often has...:rolleyes:).

I've mentioned this site before in other places on the forum, but since it is always interesting to check out the weekly "news" and biographies of former spies going all the way back to the formation of the Cheka as well as interesting "this day in history" type stories - many involving members of the recently de-villainized "SMERSH" organization. Also, the Russian word for "spy" translates in the program as "scout" so when you see it, you'll know better now, if you didn't already. Nowadays we call them "intelligence officers" or something as suitably PC.:)

If nothing else, it is certainly an interesting and new approach to seeing current examples of "spy spin" or government propaganda in general.:rolleyes:

Please feel free to check it out and let us know what you find or learn from the website about people whose lives were kept secret even long after their deaths.

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