Agent Dmitri The Remarkable Rise and Fall of the KGB s Most Daring Operative Emil Draitser Sailor artist lawyer and writer Dmitri Bystrolyotov was one of a team of Soviet spies operating in the West between the World Wars He seduced women to learn great secrets of foreign states but was

  • Title: Agent Dmitri: The Remarkable Rise and Fall of the KGB's Most Daring Operative. Emil Draitser
  • Author: Emil Draitser
  • ISBN: 9780715643778
  • Page: 326
  • Format: Paperback
  • Sailor, artist, lawyer and writer, Dmitri Bystrolyotov was one of a team of Soviet spies operating in the West between the World Wars He seduced women to learn great secrets of foreign states, but was then arrested and tortured in the gulags where he began to document the regime he had served s crimes against humanity.

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    1. Intelligence services are of particular interest to me. I have always had a special fascination for the ideologically motivated agents attached to the Soviet Union and Soviet Bloc. Since the collapse of the Soviet system a huge amount of new information about the activities and workings of the SOviet intelligence services has come out. The subject of this book, Dimitri Bystrolyotov, was not someone I knew a lot about before reading this tour de force of a book. The author has done an incredible [...]

    2. Dmitri Bystrolyotov was one of the Great Illegals, a group of Soviet spies operating in the West between the two world wars. He was recruited in the 1920s and went on to lead a quite extraordinary life. He was a larger-than-life figure, courageous, charismatic, a master of seduction (he invented the modern “honey trap”), handsome, resourceful, and above all a committed Communist, dedicated to the service of his motherland.Much of the trajectory of his life as a spy seems stranger than fictio [...]

    3. An interesting insight into the life of a real Russian spy. I found it a little hard to keep up with the different aliases of people in the first half of the book, but particularly found the descriptions of life in the gulags and the terrible beatings both fascinating and appalling.

    4. A story with this depth would seem to many an insurmountable task, especially considering the dearth of documentation and corroborating information. Yet Emil Draitser, as a seasoned reporter, accomplished the impossible. This book reads halfway between a Cussler hero/spy novel filled with intrigue and dashing agents and a horrifying expose into prisoner/torture camps. Accomplishing both in a condensed book is a work of art that deserves to be recognized. While the second half of the book while h [...]

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