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Sunday, January 18, 2004

This is coolbert: I will be making a series of posts concerning the Soviet defector who writes under the name of Victor Suvorov. Defected to the west (Britain), and wrote a whole series of books about the Soviet military. Real name is Vladimir Rezun. There is mention of this man in a whole lot of web sites. In forums he seems to excite either worship or hate, depending upon your take of his books and his concepts and ideas. When I first read "Inside the Red Army", it all sounded too good to be true. Here was man that was a tank officer, from a military family, an intelligence officer, a spetsnaz evaluator, and GRU (military intelligence) case officer working overseas. My first impressions were that one man from the Soviet side could never possess so much knowledge about so many things. Anyhow, I have gleaned a whole bunch of tidbits of info from this guys books and will share them with you. For better or worse with this stuff, more later.



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