Or should I say, this is what we have been told. In addition to this and DeWolf’s credibility issues, the Mitrokhin Archive also casts some doubt on the allegations. With so many mistakes / lies in the movie, one has to ask the question - Are these genuine mistakes? Mitrokhin's Archive ... they wanted to read the book "out of curiosity" but maintained that the allegations publicised so far appeared to lack credibility. The Mitrokhin Archive tells for the first time in full the startling story of Soviet attempts to infiltrate the West. Still, the overall impact of this volume is convincing, though none of the material will send historians scurrying to rewrite their books. They did not even consider it necessary to interview or question them in order to get their comments on the allegations leveled against them by Mitrokhin. Here's the relevant dialogue from the movie: "Let's talk about motives now. He said - "I had no work. [78]", David L. Ruffley, from the Department of International Programs, United States Air Force Academy, said that the material "provides the clearest picture to date of Soviet intelligence activity, fleshing out many previously obscure details, confirming or contradicting many allegations and raising a few new issues of its own" and "sheds new light on Soviet intelligence activity that, while perhaps not so spectacular as some expected, is nevertheless significantly illuminating. "Waging War Against the Dissidents." During this time i.e 20 years when he had all this secret information, he claims that he did not contact any foreign intelligence agency. When he defected to Great Britain, he brought the Archive with him. Christopher Andrew, Vasili Mitrokhin - The Mitrokhin Archive II - The KGB in the World-Penguin (2018) Dr Koenraad Elst , in his two-volume book titled The Saffron Swastika, marshals an incontrovertible array of facts to debunk slanderous attacks on the BJP by a section of the media. Christopher Andrew extends and amplifies the material encompassed within the archive to focus upon the counterintelligence efforts of the KGB both in Europe (vol. Their injured innocence has failed to dent the credibility of the book and its intriguing contents. [8] An Italian minister said that the archive "is not a dossier from the KGB but one about the KGB constructed by British counter-espionage agents based on the confession of an ex-agent, if there is one, and 'Mitrokhin' is just a codename for an MI5 operation. [7], In Italy, Silvio Berlusconi, who was Prime Minister at the time, established the Mitrokhin Commission in 2002 to investigate information about the KGB connections in Italy claimed in the Mitrokhin Archives. Rufford and Penrose, 'KGB Claims Kinnock Aide Was Agent Dan'. In other words, somebody who gets paid by the British MI-5 has been charged with telling the truth about their enemy (Russia) to a country which they had previously colonized (India) !! Many cases were registered against corrupt politicians and leaders]. It was only with the break-up of the Soviet Union and the decline in security measures at the new borders of the Russian Federation at last open the way for Mitrokhin to take his archive to the West. Mitrokhin joined the MGB (as the KGB was known till 1953), the intelligence agency of Soviet Russia, in 1948 as a foreign intelligence officer. "Jab 1992 me USSR toota". There are other agencies too] !!! And so, he went ahead with his despicable propaganda. Well, if that's the case, one needs to answer a very simple question: Indira Gandhi lost the 1977 general elections and was no longer the PM. But they used the material as a propaganda tool against their old enemy Russia. He was not content with the way the book was published, he told them, and felt he had not accomplished what he intended when writing the notes. A top secret meeting was called at Quantico [the … They created a credibility gap between Americans and their government, and fashioned the myth that the CIA could not be trusted. They created a credibility gap between Americans and their government, and fashioned the myth that the CIA could not be trusted. The Mitrokhin Archive documents that the New York publisher of Joesten’s book, "Carlo Aldo Marzani," was a PGU agent (codenamed NORD), who for years had been subsidized by the PGU to produce pro-Soviet books. What the movie DOES NOT tell you is that even after FOUR YEARS of investigation the commission found no concrete evidence to support Mitrokhin's allegations and thus it was eventually disbanded in 2006 !! In my opinion, this article proves that this movie was NOT so much a movie on Shastri ji's alleged murder but rather a Russia-bashing conspiracy theory. The defection was not officially announced until 1999. I'd like to make it explicitly clear that this is just speculation. [Also published under the title 'The KGB and the World: The Mitrokhin Archive II'] In short, this is the story of Mitrokhin and his "archive". Hahahaha !! Many unsolved investigations have been closed; many earlier suspicions confirmed; and some names and reputations have been cleared. When The Mitrokhin Archive was published in 1999, the book created a tsunami in western intelligence circles … The Mitrokhin Archive gives neither details about this alleged operation nor who I was supposed to have met in Lisbon. There are other problems with his story. Here's what he had to say about it:"Mitrokhin served in the operational division of the Foreign Intelligence Directorate of the KGB till 1956. Active measures against the "Main Adversary" [edit | edit source] A few examples of active measures against the United States were described in the Mitrokhin Archive:. [53], The book describes establishing the "Moscow Patriarchate" on order from Stalin in 1943 as a front organization for the NKVD, and later, for the KGB. Mitrokhin "archive": Reliable or Disinformation? Why do I call it propaganda? A few years later, he co-authored a book titled 'The Sword and the Shield' with Christopher Andrew, a British intelligence historian, based on his copied documents. The movie not only begins with Mitrokhin's story but also the 8-10min monologue towards the end of the movie and the title cards are based entirely on Mitrokhin's "archive". According to Mitrokhin's notes, Soviet security organizations played key roles in establishing puppet Communist governments in Eastern Europe and Afghanistan. David L. Ruffley, "Review of Christopher Andrew and Vasili Mitrokhin, Commons Hansard Debates 21 Oct 1999 : Column 587, Intelligence and Security Committee: The Mitrokhin Inquiry Report, Interview on Mitrokhin with Christopher Andrews, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Mitrokhin_Archive&oldid=999085268, Vague or ambiguous geographic scope from July 2015, Wikipedia articles needing factual verification from June 2015, Wikipedia articles needing clarification from July 2015, Articles with unsourced statements from June 2009, Srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Attempts to increase racial hatred in the US by mailing forged hate letters to militant groups, Obtaining documents from defense contractors including. The "Mitrokhin Archive" is a collection of handwritten notes made secretly by KGB archivist Vasili Mitrokhin during his thirty years as a KGB archivist in the foreign intelligence service and the First Chief Directorate. When he defected to the United Kingdom in 1992 he brought the archive, in a full six trunks, with him. In addition, ISC thought, "misleading stories were allowed to receive wide circulation", and the Committee found that SIS had handled neither the publication nor related media matters appropriately. (Extract from Christopher Andrew and Vasili Mitrokhin, The Mitrokhin Archive: The KGB in Europe and the West, 2000) ... support of cover arrangements for an agent or asset in anticipation of inquiries or other actions which might test the credibility of his or its cover. But Mitrokhin started to cast doubts on the credibility of the foreign policy of his country. ii. Moreover, no one, however trustworthy, is allowed to work alone in a branch containing operational files. After all, if Russia can wait for 10 years, then the US can wait for 25 years too !! It shouldn't be hard to guess !!! [79]", Reg Whitaker, a professor of Political Science at York University in Toronto, gave a review at the Intelligence Forum about the book where he wrote that "The Mitrokhin Archive arrives from a cache under a Russian dacha floor, courtesy of the British intelligence community itself, and its chosen historian, Chris Andrew" and that the book "is remarkably restrained and reasonable in its handling of Westerners targeted by the KGB as agents or sources. After these events, Andropov had a "Hungarian complex": ... he had watched in horror from the windows of his embassy as officers of the hated Hungarian security service were strung up from lampposts. iii. Mitrokhin, who was by that time the head of the Archives department, was assigned by the director of the First Directorate, Vladimir Kryuchkov, with the task of cataloging the documents and overseeing their orderly transfer to the new headquarters. At that moment, Soviet intelligence officer Oleg Kalugin reported from Washington that he had gained access to "absolutely reliable documents proving that neither CIA nor any other agency was manipulating the Czechoslovak reform movement." [81]", The author Joseph Trento commented that "we know the Mitrokhin material is real because it fills in the gaps in Western files on major cases through 1985. [61] All key positions in the Church, including bishops, were approved by the Ideological Department of CPSU and by the KGB. [10] The spokesperson of the Indian Congress party referred to the book as "pure sensationalism not even remotely based on facts or records" and pointed out that the book is not based on official records from the Soviet Union. MI-5 and MI-6. Hmm....that sounds very credible indeed !!!! The timing of the release of this movie is also very interesting. Daba do, sab daba do" [Translation: Mitrokhin archives are considered to be the world's best counter-intelligence report but in India it has been suppresed]. Based on the above literature, I looked into the history of Russian active measures revealed in the Mitrokhin archive and assets identified in the Vassiliev notebooks and found that many of the known active measures exposed by these archives lined up with Nostradamus conspiracy theories related to the British author Erika Cheetham. And since most of the opposition leaders and intellectuals were in jail during the emergency period, she could get the amendment passed. But Vivek Agnihotri saw it fit to hide these facts !! Many notable operations are alleged to have been conducted by the KGB to support international terrorists with weapons on the orders from the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, including: In 2002, the Italian Parliament, then led by Silvio Berlusconi's right-wing coalition, the Casa delle Libertà, created a commission, presided over by Senator Paolo Guzzanti (Forza Italia) to investigate alleged KGB ties to opposition figures in Italian politics. In late 2006, the consultant Scaramella was arrested and charged with libel (defamation) after the wiretaps of phone calls between him and Senator Paolo Guzzanti were published by the Italian press, showing that the two planned to discredit various political opposition figures by claiming that they were KGB agents. Shastri ji ke death ke 10 saalon ke andar India ko phir se colonize kiya gaya. Less than a week ago, I watched the Hindi movie 'The Tashkent Files'. It appears that this was the real intention behind making this movie while Shastri ji's death was reduced to a subplot. And help to expose this sick propaganda hit-piece masquerading as a movie. Agencies routinely pay people who can access information in a foreign country. In other words, the KGB's fiercest rival, the CIA, which was always looking for new ways to discredit the Russians and paint them as evil, did not buy what Mitrokhin was selling !! En 1972, il est chargé de superviser le déménagement des archives de Lubyanka vers le nouveau quartier général situé à Jasenevo. Not likely. Neither did the founder member of Indian intelligence agency R&AW, B. Raman. [72] The operations included the following: The historian Joseph Persico wrote that "several of the much-publicized revelations [from the book], however, hardly qualify as such. Of course the Brits are going to publish material which will show the Russians in a bad light. The Mitrokhin Archive was an amazing intelligence coup for the West. In 1992, Vasili Mitrokhin, a former KGB archivist, snuck out of Russia carrying with him a vast cache of transcriptions of top-secret KGB intelligence files. After basing his entire conclusion and conspiracy theory on the questionable and controversial Mitrokhin archives, the director acknowledges that these claims haven't been proven. "The KGB whipped up the fear that Czechoslovakia could fall victim to NATO aggression or to a coup." Cookies help us deliver our Services. [62], The Andrew and Mitrokhin publications briefly describe the history of the PLO leader, Yasser Arafat, who established close collaboration with the Romanian Securitate service and the KGB in the early 1970s. Andropov played a key role in crushing the Hungarian Revolution. The operational files of branches dealing with dozens of countries were allowed to be kept in one place in the central Archives, the personal particulars and details of the modus operandi were kept in the files, and Mitrokhin was able to work alone day after day, hour after hour -- undisturbed -- taking down notes from the files and taking the notes out in the evening. ; Discrediting of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), using historian Philip Agee (codenamed PONT). B. Raman's must-read three-part article on the Mitrokhin mystery. Is it just a co-incidence that the movie portrays the leadership of the Congress party as a slave of the Russians on the eve of the general elections? Darna rumours se chahiye, kyunki agar rumour ko roka na jaaye toh woh aisa sach ban jaati hai jiske saamne sach bhi jhooth lagne lagta hai" [Translation: Only the idiots fear the truth. Mitrokhin explains that he made notes on pieces of paper, stuffed them into his shoes, typed it at his home and hid it under the floor. By using our Services, you agree to our use of cookies.Learn More. "[77], The Central European Review described Mitrokhin and Andrew's work as "fascinating reading for anyone interested in the craft of espionage, intelligence gathering and its overall role in 20th-century international relations," offering "a window on the Soviet worldview and, as the ongoing Hanssen case in the United States clearly indicates, how little Russia has relented from the terror-driven spy society it was during seven inglorious decades of Communism. Everything is fair game now (i.e. I wonder how he made the jump to 1976 !! [Translation: Let's talk about motives now. [63] The KGB provided secret training for PLO guerrillas. After the dissolution of the Soviet Union (in 1992) he traveled to Latvia with copies of material from the archive and walked into the American embassy in Riga. "uske baad Mitrokhin ne 25,000 KGB ke secret documents Britain ko diya". The Mitrokhin Archive is collection of notes made secretly by KGB Major Vasili Mitrokhin during his thirty years as a KGB archivist in the foreign intelligence service and the First Chief Directorate. As a character in the movie says - "Idiots hai woh jinko sach se darr lagta hai. If one believes Mitrokhin's story about how he copied the contents of classified documents, then one would have to believe that he was able to copy the secret documents starting from 1972 until his retirement in 1985 without ever even being suspected. He goes on to say - "This film I think should be looked at as a R&D film of film-making" !!! Aur bhi agencies hai" [Translation: Do you folks think that all assassinations are carried out only by the CIA? Was he controlled by Russia too?!! on the 11th. i. Will somebody please explain the concept of 'Conflict of Interest' to this idiot film-maker? Its findings, "The Mitrokhin Inquiry Report", were presented to Parliament in June 2000. Actually, this film should be looked at as an R&D film of propaganda and psywar. Well, here's another interesting fact. He now spent his time typing up the rest of the notes he had smuggled out of the FCD. Lol !! What else do you expect?!! [51] He convinced Imre Nagy and other Hungarian leaders that the Soviet government had not ordered an attack on Hungary while the attack was beginning. The Hungarian leaders were arrested and Nagy was executed. Morarji Desai was the new PM. One should fear rumours because if rumours aren't stopped, then that becomes the truth and makes the real truth look like lies]. forged a letter from Lee Harvey Oswald to E. Howard Hunt, the former C.I.A. 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