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Died master of "Legend" and the documents to Soviet spies

May 17 2008
08:48

Yesterday in Moscow, died on Veteran's Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR), honored worker of culture, the famous painter Paul Gromushkin. This is a unique person preparing fake documents and "legend" for the scouts, and his papers have used the most legendary person.

Among those to whom Paul Gromushkin preparing documents, there are some scouts as in the U.S., was arrested as a result of treason in 1957 and exchanged in 1962 on a pilot shot down over Soviet spy-FG Powers Rudolf Abel (real name - William Genrikhovich Fisher), Kevork Vartanian, who reported on the planned attempt on Stalin, Roosevelt and Churchill at Tehran in 1943, Paul Zilbert (real name - Nikolay Kuznetsov), plans to reveal Hitler's attack on the Kursk.

His fake documents were executed so skillfully that the detainees were intelligence officers of illegal local authorities, unable to distinguish them from these documents, simply let go. His first zagranzadanie scout Gromushkin performed in 1941 in Bulgaria and member of the RAF remained until the last day.

Recently, in February 2008, at the Central House of Journalists on Nikitsky Boulevard hosted an exhibition of portraits by Paul Gromushkinym to mark the 70 anniversary of the artist's work in intelligence. June 20 legendary scout was about to turn 95 years old, reported Interfax .

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