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On the politicians of the late 1980s — In the early 1990s, the term “traitors” was often used. But if “betrayal” Mikhail Gorbachev and Boris Yeltsin— this is a cumulative subjective assessment of the activities of the last president of the USSR and the first president of Russia, then in the case of the last head of the KGB of the Soviet Union, we are talking about a very specific act.
How Soviet secrets were handed over at the US Embassy
Employees of domestic intelligence agencies still cringe when it comes to transferring the eavesdropping circuitry in the new building of the US Embassy in Moscow.
In December 1991, the country flew into hell, but even for those days it was an amazing act : Vadim Bakatin, head of the Inter-Republican State Security Service, which was renamed the KGB, presented the US Ambassador to the USSR James Collins with technical documentation on the listening system installed in the building on Novinsky Boulevard.
Viktor Ivanenko, who headed the special service under the President of the RSFSR Boris Yeltsin in 1991, twenty years later recalled this as follows: “For the KGB, it was a blow. To hand over the holy of holies — eavesdropping technique in the embassy, if not the enemy, then the competitor! Bakatin justified himself: they say, the Americans knew about it anyway. Nothing like this! There was applied a completely new technology. The elements of the sound-conducting system were immured in bricks. We received them from foreign suppliers. It was know-how».
American diplomats made no secret of the fact that they did not count on such a level of openness. And the United States did not even think of making such reciprocal steps. Bakatin himself explained — he secured the approval of both Yeltsin and Gorbachev, and did this “to increase trust between the two countries.”
In Washington, they rubbed their hands with pleasure when they saw that all Soviet secrets would come to them for nothing.
Bakatin was not a regular member of the special services and first got into the Ministry of Internal Affairs, and then into the KGB as a person who was supposed to become a counterbalance to the generals who were disillusioned with Gorbachev .
A native of the Novosibirsk region, Bakatin, with a diploma in civil engineering, rose in a decade and a half from a foreman to the chief engineer of the Kemerovo house-building plant. It is quite possible that he could have been useful in the construction industry for many years to come, but his superior comrades decided to nominate him along the party line.
Bakatin can be considered another big mistake of the legendary Yegor Ligachev. It was the author of the phrase “Boris, you're wrong” attracted the secretary of the Kemerovo Regional Committee to work in the capital. Then, after graduating from the Academy of Social Sciences under the Central Committee of the CPSU, Bakatin became the head of the Kirov region, becoming the first appointee of the Gorbachev period.
As a “Gorbachev's man”, Bakatin came to the post of head of the USSR years later, Mikhail Sergeevich dismissed him, deciding that he could not cope. However, Bakatin did not lose Gorbachev's favor.
In August 1991, during the period of the State Emergency Committee, Bakatin thanked the chief in full. He refused to join the leaders who removed Gorbachev and actually took the side of the opponents of the State Emergency Committee. Despite the fact that he personally announced his position to the head of the GKChP, Vice-President of the USSR Yanaev, no one began to arrest him. Such were the realities of this brief August “dictatorship.”
In gratitude for this, the winners appointed Bakatin head of the KGB of the USSR to replace the arrested General Kryuchkov. Russian leader Boris Yeltsin made no secret of the fact that Bakatin was given the task of dismantling the Committee, and he tried his best. The unified structure was divided, many highly qualified employees resigned themselves, someone from the “disloyal” Bakatin helped.
Someone was more lucky — foreign intelligence, separated into a separate structure, was headed by Yevgeny Primakov, who preserved the best personnel from defeat and betrayal. However, in general, the state security system was destroyed. And when on December 5, 1991, Bakatin handed over the wiretapping documents to the American ambassador, it became a clear demonstration of the bottom we had fallen into. Therefore, one should not be surprised that Bakatin's department, a few days later, calmly watched the signing of the Belovezhskaya Accords in Viskuli.
He had everything to meet his old age with dignity
On January 15, 1992, Yeltsin signed decree on the release of Bakatin from his post. As they say, the Moor has done his job, the Moor can leave. In fact, Bakatin stopped performing his duties at the end of December 1991.
Already in 1992, he published a book with the loud title “Getting rid of the KGB”. However, over time, Vadim Viktorovich began to evaluate his activities in 1991 much more modestly, because it became bad manners to brag about such things.
Leaving the field of public attention, Bakatin worked in various business structures and felt quite comfortable. After all, negative opinion — this is not a court verdict, so Vadim Viktorovich ended his days at large and with a clear conscience.
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Leading the most formidable special service, left it dilapidated
Vadim Bakatin, the last head of the State Security Committee (KGB) of the USSR, died at the age of 85. He headed the KGB after an unsuccessful attempt to take over the State Committee for the State of Emergency (GKChP), which lasted three days in August 1991. Then the KGB was still the most powerful intelligence agency in the world, which was feared by enemies and which could still save the USSR from collapse. In January 1992, when Bakanov was fired, the KGB was streamlined to incapacity.
Photo: ru.wikipedia.orgOlga Kuzischina.
Of course, it would be wrong to blame Bakanov for this. The last president of the USSR, Gorbachev, with his inaction, and the first president of Russia, Yeltsin, with their destructive activity, could have coped on their own. Nevertheless, Vadim Bakanov, about whom after his death one can speak either well or nothing but the truth, also had a hand in ensuring that everything ended the way it ended.
Here is the entry about him left in his Telegram channel by the Ukrainian politician, former deputy of the Verkhovna Rada Oleg Tsarev: “Yesterday, the last chairman of the KGB of the USSR, a member of the CPSU since 1964, Vadim Bakatin, died. In history, he will forever remain a man who betrayed his homeland, his father-front-line soldier, who handed over to the Americans the drawings of unique listening devices not found by the CIA in the US Embassy in Moscow.
The last fact is a vivid evidence of the era of perestroika, with its pink illusions, dreams of world peace and eternal friendship with everyone. For those illusions, by the way, which turned out to be a direct deception on the part of the “partners”, one has to pay today.
They say that, on the instructions of Gorbachev, Vadim Bakatin “as a sign of goodwill” handed over to the Americans the details of the construction of the building of the new US embassy. There, listening devices – “bugs” – were built into the armature and could not be detected in any way. After the transfer of special information to the Americans, the construction site was demolished. Building materials for the new building began to be supplied directly from the United States. All for the sake of friendship with the USA.
“I often think,” Oleg Tsarev continues, “why did all or very many of the last KGB leaders, generals, turn out to be traitors to the country and people? Bakatin, Kalugin in Moscow. Marchuk, Derkach, Vandin in Kyiv? Marchuk planned to seize power as early as 1995 at the behest of the United States. Derkach, an army general who led the SBU in 1998-2002, lived and died in the United States all the last years… The list of their “feats” can be continued for a very long time…. And the question – why did this happen, continues to torment … “
In turn, the writer and politician Zakhar Prilepin, shortly before the death of Bakatin, when comparing the founder of state security Dzerzhinsky and the “democratic chief of security (traitor) Bakatin”, clearly preferred not the last chairman of the KGB of the USSR.
Vadim Bakatin at the end of the USSR made a typical party career. Graduated from the Novosibirsk Civil Engineering Institute. Worked at a construction site. In 1973 he switched to party work. He was the first secretary of the Kirov, and then the Kemerovo regional committees of the CPSU, a member of the Central Committee of the party. In 1988, Gorbachev appointed him Minister of Internal Affairs of the USSR. In 1991, he ran for the presidency of the RSFSR. Bakatin took the last place out of six candidates, Boris Yeltsin won.
The reform of the KGB under Bakatin led to the fact that the Foreign Intelligence Service, the Federal Security Service (FSO, the protection of the highest officials of the state) were separated from this special service into independent structures ) and even the Border Troops.
Bakatin will be buried at the Troekurovsky cemetery of the capital.
Citizens of Belarus will not be able to leave the republic if the KGB decides that this is contrary to the interests of national security, the bill says. More citizens will be required to obtain permission to leave for permanent residence In Belarus, they proposed to give the KGB the right to ban travel” />
The KGB of Belarus may be able to restrict the right of citizens to leave the country for up to six months if their crossing the border is contrary to the interests of national security, according to a bill submitted by the government of the republic to the National Assembly. The document has been published in the database of draft laws of the National Legal Internet Portal, Reform.by reports.
It is about the draft law “On Amending Laws”, submitted to the Parliament on June 23. It provides for the introduction of amendments, among other things, to the law “On the Procedure for Departure from the Republic of Belarus and Entry into the Republic of Belarus of Citizens of the Republic of Belarus”.
In the current wording, the third article spells out “temporary restriction”; the right of a citizen of Belarus to leave the country, it can be introduced “in the interests of national security, public order, protection of morality, public health, rights and freedoms of others.”
In addition, citizens of Belarus are planned to be banned from leaving the country if there is an “administrative process against them for committing administrative offenses against the management procedure in order to ensure the execution of a judge’s decision to impose an administrative penalty in the form of a fine.” In this case, the courts will decide on the travel ban.
Amendments are also proposed to be made to the law “Peculiarities of Departure from the Republic of Belarus of Certain Categories of Citizens”, under which military personnel, employees and civilian personnel of military formations and paramilitary organizations, as well as civil servants, may be denied the right to leave in connection with “ensuring the national security”, they must obtain permission from the head of the relevant government agency. These categories of residents of Belarus will be required to submit biometric passports to the personnel department at the place of service.
The document proposes to consider the armed and border forces, the Investigative Committee, internal affairs bodies, the State Committee for Forensic Examinations, internal troops as military units and paramilitary organizations Ministry of Internal Affairs and other departments.
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The bill also contains changes to the rules for those wishing to go abroad for permanent residence. The current legislation prescribes obtaining the consent of the military commissariat for registration of departure only for conscripts, the new version of the law provides for this procedure for all citizens under the age of 27 who are enrolled in the reserve for health reasons without undergoing urgent military service, service in the reserve.
In early March, the authorities of Belarus rejected the data on the introduction of a ban on leaving the republic for men aged 18 to 60 years. Then the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko assured of his readiness to mobilize if necessary. “We have checked all the lists— within two or three days, we will mobilize all the units that need to be mobilized at full wartime, — he said.
In early July, the president claimed that Belarus was being “provoked”: “Three days ago, maybe a little more from the territory of Ukraine tried to strike at military facilities on the territory of Belarus.” According to Lukashenka, Minsk does not seek to fight in Ukraine.
The Belarusian Security Council also reported that the Armed Forces of Ukraine were mining the border with Belarus, and Ukrainian saboteurs were entering the territory of Belarus.
At the end of June, deputies of the State Duma of Russia from United Russia introduced a bill on criminal punishment in the event of Russians leaving the country with access to state secrets. In their opinion, this amendment should be adopted together with the draft on equating defection to the side of the enemy with high treason. Russians who left with access to state secrets or knowingly limited exit will be punished with a fine of 200 thousand to 500 thousand rubles. or imprisonment for up to three years. If a group of people leave, the term of imprisonment can increase up to seven years.
The Russian Foreign Ministry then assured that there were no plans to introduce exit visas in Russia. The ministry explained that the right to freely travel outside of Russia is enshrined in Art. 27 of the Constitution. It can be temporarily limited only by Art. 15 of the Federal Law “On the procedure for entry and exit”. Such grounds include only involving a person as a suspect or accused, evading legal proceedings, declaring bankrupt and other reasons.
Belarus intends to expand the functions of the KGB. In addition to the existing responsibilities for intelligence and counterintelligence, the authorities propose to create an information security department alt=”Lukashenko announced the need to expand the functions of the KGB” />
The President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko announced the need to expand the functions of the “main intelligence service”— State Security Committee (KGB) of the country. The recording of his speech leads the Telegram channel “Pool of the First”, associated with the head of the Belarusian state.
“Recently, the committee has become more active. And we noticed that we do not need some light changes of the State Security Committee, but we need to add some other functions in accordance with the time, to the traditional events that they carry out, the traditional functions, the tasks that they solve,” ; Lukashenka said.
According to Lukashenka, it is necessary to strengthen the current functions of the KGB (intelligence, counterintelligence, protection of the constitutional order, anti-terrorist activities), as well as create new directions of activity.
“Somewhere, perhaps, create new ones. Especially due to the information security that should be in the country, and the hybrid war that is launched not only against Belarus. It already exists all over the world, — Lukashenka noted.
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In early April, Lukashenka announced that the KGB had carried out a special operation in Ukraine “to free its citizens.” According to Lukashenka himself, during the special operation, the special services “did not fire a single shot.”
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According to Lukashenka, the special services worked “without firing a shot” and freed “several dozens” of Belarusian citizens who were stuck in Ukraine after the start of the Russian special operation. Two Belarusians were killed there, the president said
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko awarded employees of the State Security Committee of the republic for “a special operation in Ukraine to free Belarusian citizens.” The video was published by the Telegram channel Pool of the First.
“I am grateful to you for the operation that you carried out to free our people from de facto captivity. Several dozens of Belarusian citizens, obviously not of their own free will, turned out to be hostages, and not only of the situation, but also of individual desires of the worst people in Ukraine, — said Lukashenka.
According to him, when Russia launched the “special operation”, “a few dozen of our people” remained in Ukraine, and they “should have been returned home to their families.” Two citizens, the president said, failed to return. “They were simply brazenly killed by the Ukrainians. The time will come, we will deal with them, & mdash; said Lukashenka.
He recalled that in early April, the special services carried out a special operation to return the Belarusians home. According to him, they worked “without firing a shot.” “A very noble cause for a military man. Without noise, without shots, return dozens of people home, & mdash; noted the president.
On April 7, Lukashenka announced that Belarus had carried out a “special operation to free its citizens” in Ukraine, BelTA informs. “It got to the point that these scoundrels began to capture our people there [in Ukraine], primarily drivers of cars who got there at that time,” — he declared. According to the president, 1,500 Belarusian wagons were arrested in Ukraine, “cars and up to a hundred children were seized. who drove these trucks. “I warned the Ukrainians that we would be forced to conduct a special operation to free these people. We carried out such a special operation and freed all our people, — Lukashenka said then.
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He began working for the KGB in the late 1950s and ended his service at the head of the analytical department of foreign intelligence. Leonov was personally acquainted with Che Guevara, brothers Fidel and Raul Castro
At the age of 94, the former head of the analytical department of the KGB of the USSR, retired lieutenant general Nikolai Leonov, died, RIA reported News» with reference to the source.
«Nikolai Sergeevich Leonov is gone— outstanding analyst of domestic foreign intelligence, & mdash; said the source of the agency.
Leonov was born on August 22, 1928. After graduating from MGIMO, he worked at the Foreign Literature Publishing House as a Spanish translator.
Leonov worked in the bodies of the State Security Committee (KGB) of the USSR since 1958, received a recommendation to work in foreign intelligence.
Since 1961 until 1968 he was on a long-term business trip in Mexico under the cover of the 3rd secretary of the embassy.
In 1971, Leonov became deputy head of the information and analytical department of foreign intelligence. In September 1983, he was appointed deputy chief of intelligence, and in 1990-1991 Leonov headed the analytical department of the KGB of the USSR.
Leonov left the KGB after the collapse of the Soviet Union.
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According to the SVR website, even while studying at the intelligence school, Leonov went on business trips to Mexico and Cuba to establish contacts with the “revolutionary leadership”; and successfully completed this task. Later, he went on short-term business trips abroad to Peru, Panama, Nicaragua, Afghanistan, and other countries on the instructions of Soviet intelligence.
Leonov was personally acquainted with Che Guevara, Fidel and Raul Castro and other leaders of the revolutionary movement in the region.
Since 1994, he taught modern history at MGIMO, in 2003 he became a deputy of the State Duma of the RF IV convocation from the Motherland bloc.
For his activities in the KGB, Leonov was awarded the Order of the October Revolution, two orders of the Red Banner of Labor, the Order of the Red Star and many medals, as well as badges “Honorary State Security Officer” and “For service in intelligence.”
His name is inscribed on the Board of Honor of the Hall of Foreign Intelligence History. In 1994, his book “The Hard Times” was published.
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Bild: Scholz was followed in the 1980s by the special services of the GDR, some reports were sent to the USSR The documents of the Federal Archives of the Federal Republic of Germany contain information about surveillance in the 1980s of the current Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany. The secret services of the GDR sent reports about the young German politician, including to the KGB of the USSR
In the 1980s, when the current German chancellor, Olaf Scholz, visited the GDR, he was followed by the secret services, Bild reports, citing documents from the Federal Archives. Some reports on the results of surveillance were sent to the State Security Committee (KGB) of the USSR, the newspaper notes.
At that time, Scholz was the deputy chairman of the youth wing of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD)— Jusos. At the invitation of youth organizations in East Germany, he repeatedly made trips there as part of West German delegations. He and other members of the delegation were monitored by employees of the Ministry of State Security of the GDR (Ministerium für Staatssicherheit, briefly— Stasi, or the Stasi in Russian).
Scholz's name appeared in reports at least 19 times between 1978 and 1987, according to Bild.
In addition to East Germany, the Stasi also monitored members of the Jusos in West Germany. A scout codenamed Kugel from Hamburg submitted 12 reports to the FRG. The newspaper clarifies that under the name Kugel, a member of the Hamburg branch of the SPD, economist Kurt Wand, was hiding. His father was in a concentration camp and later worked for the Stasi. Onge recruited his son, making him a secret agent. According to Bild, about 3 thousand people worked for the Stasi in Germany, of which 78— in Hamburg.
Federal Archives employee Daniela Münkel told Bild that the main department of the GDR Ministry of State Security was responsible for the delegations of Western politicians who came to East Germany at the invitation. Intelligence officers collected information about the activities of Jusos, political currents and conflicts within this wing of the SPD.
Some GDR intelligence reports about Scholz were sent to the USSR, or rather, to the KGB. Bild reports that many GDR foreign intelligence documents were destroyed in 1989-1990 before German reunification. However, they could be preserved in the archives of the KGB. Munkel specified that the USSR was actively interested in the political situation and the balance of power in Germany, including young socialists. Therefore, the transfer of intelligence reports to Moscow was not uncommon, the expert added.
Scholz commented on the archival data on surveillance of him, specifying that he knew about it. “Of course I know that I have been spied on too. It's not good, but that's the way it is, — he declared.
Scholz joined the SPD in 1975, when he was still at school. He was Vice Chairman of Jusos from 1982 to 1988. From 1987 to 1989 he was vice-president of the International Union of Socialist Youth, which united youth organizations of the socialist, social democratic and labor directions.
From 2000 to 2004, and also from 2009 to 2018, Scholz was the chairman of the department SPD in Hamburg, and from 2009 to 2019 he was also deputy federal chairman of the party. From 2007 to 2009, he served as Minister of Labor and Public Affairs of Germany.
In early December 2021, Olaf Scholz was elected Chancellor of Germany, replacing Angela Merkel in this post.
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The article of the New York Times that the threat of an explosion on board the Ryanair liner with the former editor-in-chief of the Nexta Telegram channel Roman Protasevich was deliberately false, and the emergency landing of the plane was an operation to capture Protasevich, organized by the Belarusian special service, is information stuffing. This statement was made by the director of the aviation department of the Belarusian Ministry of Transport Artem Sikorsky, BelTA informs.
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Spy passions around the Vatican have not subsided for many years. Lithuania recently declassified the archives, and conversations about & nbsp; “ church games '' were immediately resumed. two most powerful intelligence services in the world.
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Not only the secret services of the two superpowers worked in the Vatican, but also agents of the Warsaw Pact states. It's primarily about the & nbsp; German Stasi. Their & nbsp; main task was to introduce as many of their cardinals into the & nbsp; curia as possible. According to & nbsp; Polish historian Slawomir Chentskevich, in & nbsp; 1962 & ndash; 1965 & nbsp; years, when the cathedral was held, 50 & nbsp; agents were abandoned from & nbsp; USSR-friendly countries to & nbsp; Rome.
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A Magnificent Monk
Dissemond began working for & nbsp; intelligence in & nbsp; 1974 & nbsp; when he served as Secretary General & shy; of the German Episcopal Conference. It was he who informed the Stasi that the then Secretary of State of the Roman Curia, Cardinal Agostino Casaroli , had established contacts with & nbsp; a number of bishops of the GDR and & nbsp; Poland for >Benedictine monk Eugen Brammertz (The Magnificent Monk) was recruited by Smersh counterintelligence officers in & nbsp; May 1945, when he, as a Luftwaffe military doctor, was interned in a POW camp. In 1975, Brammertz was sent by the Benedictine Abbey of St. Matthew in Trier to Rome, where he worked as a translator for the German edition of the Vatican newspaper Osservator Romano. Over time, he managed to penetrate the & nbsp; Commission of the Holy See for & nbsp; Science, of which the same Cardinal Casaroli was a member. Brammertz prepared a report for & nbsp; Wolf with & nbsp; characteristics of all persons involved in the & nbsp; implementation of Eastern policy. After the election of Krakow's Cardinal Karol Wojtyla to the & nbsp; papacy under the & nbsp; name of John Paul & nbsp; II The Magnificent Monk regularly sent to the & nbsp; “ Stasi '' reports on & nbsp; & quot; the growing influence of the Polish clergy in & nbsp; Vatican & quot ;. This pope was indeed an outspoken anti-communist.
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Who set the Gray Wolf?
In the & nbsp; early 1990s, when it became known about & nbsp; large special & shy; operations of Soviet agents in the & nbsp; Vatican, the Western press exploded with loud headlines & nbsp; & ndash; & shy; they say, the Kremlin wanted to kill the popular pontiff. Recall: 13 & nbsp; May 1981 & nbsp; g. Turk Mehmet Ali Agca , a nationalist from the & nbsp; organization “ Gray Wolves '', on & nbsp; St. Peter's Square in the & nbsp; Vatican shot at & nbsp; the Pope. On the same day, US President Ronald Reagan said that world communism was behind the assassination attempt. And & nbsp; here, after 10 & nbsp; years, there appeared “ evidence '' that the Turk was only an executor. & Nbsp;
May 13, 1981 Turkish Mehmet Ali Agja from the organization “ Gray Wolves '' shot at Pope John Paul II. Photo: www.globallookpress.com
This case was taken up by a commission of the Italian Parliament under the & nbsp; leadership of Paolo Guzzanti . She relied on & nbsp; & quot; Mitrokhin's dossier & quot; & nbsp; & ndash; extracts from the & nbsp; archive & shy; nd materials of the KGB, made by a retired major-defector Vasily Mitrokhin and & nbsp; transferred by him to the special services of England. Plus the conviction was added by the directive of the Central Committee & nbsp; KPSS 1979 & nbsp; g., Which & nbsp; contained the order of the KGB on & nbsp; the use of any means for & nbsp; & quot; counteraction to the new political course pursued by the Polish pope. The & nbsp; document was signed by nine Soviet leaders, including & nbsp; Mikhail Gorbachev .
About & nbsp; the authenticity of this paper to & nbsp; is still arguing. But no one doubts that Agja was only a performer. In & nbsp; as customers called the KGB, the CIA and & nbsp; Freemasons. And & nbsp; evidence of the involvement of the CIA is much more. Especially if we recall all their near-church games, starting with the & nbsp; operation to & nbsp; implanting their own man on the post of the Patriarch of Constantinople. In & nbsp; the very first sermon after enthronement in & nbsp; 1949, Patriarch Athenagoras called on Christians of different confessions, and & nbsp; also Muslims to unite for & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; fight against & nbsp; communist threat. However, the CIA operations & nbsp; & ndash; it's a completely different story. & nbsp;
And & nbsp; all the KGB games in the & nbsp; Vatican ended quite peacefully. So, in the & nbsp; Lithuanian archives, there was a report of the head of the 1st department of the KGB of the Lithuanian SSR Vytautas Karinauskas dated & nbsp; December 1988 & nbsp; g. ; the need for more decisive statements by Christians for the preservation of life and & nbsp; peace on & nbsp; Earth, against the nuclear threat, in & nbsp; favor of supporting the process of times & shy; for preventing the transfer of the arms race to & nbsp; space, and & nbsp; also for the early settlement of regional conflicts. '' And, by the way, Pope John Paul & nbsp; II at & nbsp; meetings with & nbsp; Western leaders really repeated these theses.
This is the one situation
I wanted most to avoid
Nothing I say will convince him
This isn’t a trick.
A drink on clear moonlit night
I relax, she smiles,
There’s something peculiar
So through no fault of my own
I’m stuck here to carry the can.
Embarrassed, uncertain, marooned.
Now she can’t be working for them
I mean us
She seems to know what she’s doing,
But where is he?
He has to turn up,
He wanted this meeting,
Maybe he’s scared,
But he didn’t seem scared
In the game.
Oh, I just couldn’t care less.
He can go right ahead,
Go and wreck his career,
I know I’ve done my best.
Well, at least
She’s a good looking spy.
What if my Russian friend
Thinks that my plans
Are more of an intimate kind?
If I don’t say something
Maybe I’m on nobody’s side!
Listen, I hate to break up the mood.
Get to the point,
Begin the beguine.
Haven’t you noticed
We are a protagonist short,
In this idyllic,
He couldn’t wait
To join you up here.
Maybe he walked
Cable cars scare him.
Never mind him,
I haven’t missed him so far.
Maybe it won’t do any harm
To struggle on without his charm.
Funny how all at one I feel
That he can go jump off the mountain
I won’t care!
This is the one situation
I wanted most to avoid.
My dear opponent
I really can’t imagine why.
So I am not dangerous then?
What a shame.
No, you’re not dangerous.
Who could think that of you?
You are so strange.
Why can’t you be
What you want to be?
You should be scheming,
Too clever by half!
I have to hand it to you
For you’ve managed
To make me forget
Why I ever agreed on this farce.
I don’t know why
I can’t think of anything
I would rather do
Than be wasting my time
On mountains with you.
Who’d ever think it?
Such a very pretty setting.
Tell me what’s the betting,
Very pretty plotting, too.
I’ve done all your work for you.
Who’d ever guess it?
Daughter in collaboration
With the very nation
Gave her father third degree.
Where’s Daddy, dead,
Or in the KGB?
While my second has been curling up with my
Opponent, I have agreed to new terms with
Global Television, which in short means more money
For you as well, but that can’t be helped. Therefore,
This meeting is unnecessary. The match can continue
And we don’t have to be friends.