Eurasian Secret Services Daily Report AIA REVIEW TOPICS:
Activity of Russian industrial espionage has intensified in Germany
Deputy head of one of Federal Security Service divisions committed suicide in Moscow
Yamadayev brothers to be delivered to interrogation to Chechen Republic compulsorily – Interior Minister
Russia’s Federal Protection Service officer attacked, beaten in Moscow
Federal Security Service Colonel died at children's playground in Moscow
Andrei Kislinsky appointed deputy chairman of Security Service of Ukraine
Warsaw newspaper recalls most famous Polish intelligence agents
Russian Foreign Intelligence Service declassified archives of valuable Soviet agent in Nazi Germany

Activity of Russian industrial espionage has intensified in Germany
Burkhard Even, German counterintelligence boss, is worried with the intensified activity of Russian industrial espionage, newspaper Welt am Sonntag reports.
In an interview to the paper, the official of the German Federal Office on Protection of the Constitution (Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz, BfV), marks that most actively the Russian secret services have been supporting Russian companies which are wishing to gain foothold in the power sector of Germany’s economy, in particular, they are interested in development of alternative and renewed energy sources. Even has called the management of German companies to give enhanced attention to questions of protection of information.
German counterintelligence headquarters The high-tech German economy is a popular target for foreign spies. The chief of the BfV counterintelligence considers that the Russian secret services have been paying a special role to energy sector. The spy agencies have supported attempts of Russian enterprises to set foot in the German power sector.
A special interest exists above all on information about alternative and regenerative energy, possibilities for the increase of the energy efficiency, European power interests and diversification strategies as well as the economic development in Germany against the background of the world crisis.
For strengthening of activities of Russian intelligence services in economic area, Mikhail Fradkov, the former Russian Prime Minister and an economy expert, has been appointed in October, 2007 the current boss of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR).
The previous SVR boss Sergei Lebedev had already clearly spoked about the great significance the Russian government pays to economic spying. Lebedev evaluated the intelligence information priceless. In Germany, Russian intelligence agents have been using all available media sources, Internet and advertising publications, and also the employee of German enterprises to obtain relevant information.
AIA also wrote about one of the famous spy cases when a former engineer of the EADS group, Werner G. who had delivered, among the rest, documents on civil helicopters to a Russian agent. The court lessened punishment because the man pleaded guilty and openly revealed the spy story.
According to German security services, attempts have been made by Russian intelligence to smuggle their agents into companies to obtain sensitive information, to recruit employees of German enterprises, to hack EDP systems, eavesdrop telephone calls and intercept e-mails and fax messages.

Yamadayev brothers to be delivered to interrogation to Chechen Republic compulsorily – Interior Minister
The Yamadayev brothers will be delivered to interrogation to the Chechen Republic compulsorily, Minister of Interior of Chechen Republic Ruslan Alkhanov has announced, news agency Interfax reports. According to Alkhanov, investigators have directed the assignment to the command of military unit where Isa Yamadayev has been is registered. In the document it is said that this particular person is necessary to be delivered for interrogation, Interfax expands. The ministry is to take all the measures stipulated by the law to deliver Mussa Yamadayev to investigators, too.
Brothers Isa and Mussa Yamadayevs earlier have been summoned to the investigator in connection with investigation of the criminal case on the fact of disappearance of Alikhan Khaladov, a serviceman of the Russian military intelligence special-task battalion Vostok, who was last seen at the Yamadayevs in Gudermes.
The brothers did not arrive to the first scheduled interrogation, according to the Minister of Interior of Chechen Republic.

Deputy head of one of Federal Security Service divisions committed suicide in Moscow
The body of Alexander N.(the surname is not mentioned by media), a 59 y.o. Federal Security Service (FSB) of Russia Colonel was found in Moscow, in one of apartments of the living house 21/2 on Vernadsky avenue, according to online paper Life.ru. The officer has apparetly committed suicide, online paper notes.
As it became known to Life.ru, the late Colonel was a deputy chief of one of the FSB divisions.
The tragedy happened at night when all the relatives of the Colonel were asleep. The body of the Colonel was found by his son in the morning. The officer has hanged himself on the belt which was cut by the scared youth, however, it was already impossible to rescue the householder. The reasons of suicide are not known as the Colonel has not left any written Russian security forces officer's ID card note.

Russia’s Federal Protection Service officer attacked, beaten in Moscow
A reckless assault was committed in the Russian capital city of Moscow against an officer of the Federal Protection Service (FSO), a federal governmental agency concerned with the tasks related to the protection of several, mandated by the relevant law, high-ranking state officials, including the President of Russia, as well as certain federal properties.
Online paper Life.ru reports that the attack took place today at the house number 11, Tekstilshchiki Street. The officer was reportedly attacked by 8 men dressed in identical sportswear. Having beaten the victim, the attackers have taken away the FSO identity card and have disappeared. The search of the criminals is declared in Moscow.
The FSO traces its origin to the USSR's Ninth Chief Directorate of the KGB and later Presidential Security Service. In 1996, the Main Protection Directorate was reorganized into the Federal Protection Service.

Federal Security Service Colonel died at children's playground in Moscow
The body of a 58 years old Russian Federal Security Service officer, the chief of a section, was found on a bench in a court yard of an apartment house in eastern Moscow, online paper Life.ru reports.
The lifeless body of the man was found out early yesterday by residents of 6 Prostornaya Street. The passers-by called in police and paramedics, however, they only ascertained death of the officer. It was established that Sergei M., a FSB Colonel, had died of heart failure, according to preliminary data. The exact reason of his sudden death is to be established by experts, online paper adds.
Andrei Kislinsky
Andrei Kislinsky appointed deputy chairman of Security Service of Ukraine

The President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko appointed Andrei Kislinsky the Vice Chairman of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), radio Ekho Moskvy reports.
Kislinsky earlier held the post of the deputy head of the presidential secretariat, a report published on the website of the President says.
Kislinsky’s field will be connected with humanitarian issues, in particular, questions of declassification of the facts of Holodomor (Great Famine) of 1932-1933. As it is known, the SBU brought a criminal case on the fact of Holodomor as genocide against Ukrainian people.
On June 16, President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko dismissed Kislinsky from the post of the the deputy head of the presidential secretariat. On June 18, the President signed a decree increasing the quantity of vice chairmen of the Security Service of Ukraine by one person, from five up to six deputy chairmen.

Warsaw newspaper recalls most famous Polish intelligence agents
The Warsaw-based daily newspaper Dziennik recalls the famous Polish spies who in the period of socialist Poland did not blindly serve the regime, but by simply doing their job became representatives of the world espionage elite.
One of the was the young Captain Marian Zacharski, one of the best spies in the history of the Polish secret services. He provided the Poland’s intelli

Zacharski exchanged for US agent

gence with documentation of US latest weapons systems. When Zacharski was caught he was later exchanged for a US agent.
Other super-spy was Lucjan Lewy, born in 1922 in southern Poland. An inconspicuous Jew, who in 1939 escaped to the Soviet Union, started his love affair with the Communist security services in 1945. It was then when he volunteered to work with one of the provincial structures of the Office of Security (UB). For almost three years as a secret collaborator he zealously reported to colleagues from Jewish organizations. Then his headquarters recognized Lucjan’s unparalleled talent. He was transferred to the Interior Ministry’s VII Department which at the time was responsible for foreign intelligence. Lewy has undergone intensive training, which taught establishing discrete contacts with their officers abroad.
Immediately after the creation of Israel he left Poland, to build up armed forces there and if possible to join the newly created Israeli secret services. The UB secret service created a legend which did not arise anyone’s suspicion. Moreover, in Israel, in the course of fight for the new state, no one even came to mind to check him in detail.
Lucjan’s operational code name was Lutek. Immediately after arriving in Jerusalem, he became a soldier of Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). Then as one of the first officers he joined the newly created security service, the legendary Szin Bet. For seven years Lutek worked in a section with formally innocent name, Logistics Service Section-Faculty Support.
He was watching foreign diplomats and worked on Israelis suspected of links with foreign intelligence. He reported to his headquarters which objects were targeted by Israeli counterintelligence. Lewy made photographs of almost entire staff of Szin Bet. Both the Polish intelligence and the Soviet KGB had a complete dossier on the staff of its Middle East competitor. Others could only dream about such a treasure. Lutek was exposed in 1958 not in the least as a result of errors committed by himself. To reach Lutek, Mossad recruited a whole network of agents in Poland. They were to provide evidence of his guilt. After the arrest a Tel Aviv court sentenced Lucjan Lewy to ten years of imprisonment. The ruling was softened because Lutek in the meantime agreed to cooperate with the Israeli secret services and told about his tasks in Warsaw. In 1968, Lewy was released. Immediately he emigrated to Austria, where he soon died.
His story to this day remains a subject of study in the schools of Israeli spies and agent hunters. Also today Lutek is the first and remains one of the few who managed to penetrate the structure of Szin Bet.
In the early 1980s, Colonel X was sent to Polish military attache’s staff with the diplomatic mission in Bonn. Formally the officer had to perform the standard functions: to maintain contacts with his counterparts in capitalist embassies, to write analysis on the situation in German army, attend receptions, etc. Unofficially as a military intelligence officer he had to find people who would inquire about the situation of German tank divisions and their location. Colonel X played a key role in obtaining of such data. The officer managed to recruit an agent who provided detailed plans for mobilization of German armored troops. He managed to get acquainted with the reports on technical novelties of Bundeswehr. Most of the details of his operation are secret up to this day. After his mission in Germany, X continued his intelligence career.
Among the Polish agents operating in the West there was a number of worthy successors. A certain Colonel Jan Pieterwas performed in 1982 a similar daring action. He delivered to East Berlin a copy of a modern antitank projectile. Pieterwas had the rocket in the trunk of his car. It was painted in different colours and hidden among strange masks. When the customs officer asked why Pieterwas needed such props he replied that was driving to the masked ball. The weapon entered the German Democratic Republic with no problems and later was taken by military engineers for scrutiny.
Michael Goleniewski was born in 1922. Although he had completed only four primary school classes, he entered history as one of the most eccentric agents of socialist Poland. When in 1961 he went to a CIA facility in West Berlin and revealed the secret Communist intelligence network in the West (thanks to his information, the British arrested George Blake and the famous spy Soviet illegal Gordon Arnold Lonsdale whose real name was Konon Trofimowich Molody), it seemed that he had committed one of the most spectacular betrayals in the history of intelligence. After several years of cooperation with the Americans this version of events was no longer so obvious.
In the mid 1960s, Goleniewski began to believe that he was the successor to the Russian throne, Alexy Nikolayevich Romanow, who secretly during the Bolshevik revolution managed to escape together with his father Nikolai through Turkey, Greece and Austria to Poland. He considered haemophilia (Alexy did suffer from haemophilia) an evidence of his origin. At the same time, he began to express more and more sensational visions on the topic of who are the Soviet secret service agents in the West. He accused among others the influential international affairs analyst Henry Kissinger and later head of the British MI-5 Michael Hanley. The CIA initially supposed that Goleniewski was mentally ill. It was Richard Helms (CIA Director in 1966 - 1973) who then introduced a theory, according to which the Pole had to play smart disinformation game which from the beginning to the end was controlled by Moscow and Warsaw.
The hypothesis of Colonel Goleniowski’s double game, was confirmed by his former boss, the Director of the 1st Department (intelligence) of the Poland’s Ministry of Interior Witold Sienkiewicz. "Goleniewski’s case was to be a specific combination of operative efforts conducted by Polish and Soviet intelligence”. To this very day Americans are unable to assess whether they had more benefit or loss from Goleniewski’s contribution. One thing is certain, however: he (by many of his colleagues from the Eastern Bloc, however, regarded as a traitor), Zacharski (who after his return to Poland via East Germany was greeted by the legendary GDR spymaster Marcus Wolf), Lew, X or Pieterwas, all belonged to the higher league of the world class agents. Russian Foreign Intelligence Service declassified archives of valuable Soviet agent in Nazi Germany
The Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) has declassified archive files of Willi Lehmann (codename Breitenbach) who reported the exact date of Germany’s invasion in Soviet Union,
Willi Lehmann Vesti TV channel reports.
In March, 1941, Breitenbach reported that Abwehr had been quickly strengthening its division for work against the USSR. On June 19, 1941, at a meeting with the Soviet rezidentura member Boris Zhuravlev, Lehmann told him that an order had been received on the beginning of war against Soviet Union on June 22, at 3 a.m. The same night this information was transferred to Moscow, according to the head of the SVR press department Sergei Ivanov has told the press.
Willi Lehmann was born in 1884 in area of Leipzig (Saxony) in a teacher’s family. At the age of 17, he voluntary joined the Navy. In 1911, Lehmann was accepted on service in the Berlin police as an ordinary policeman, but soon as a capable employee he was transferred to the counterespionage department of Berlin Police Presidium. Since 1929, Lehmann started to collaborate with the Soviet foreign intelligence „on an ideological basis”, as the SVR puts it.
Breitenbach transferred to Soviet rezidentura in Berlin a significant amount of original documents and reports on the structure, personnel and activity of German political police (subsequently the Gestapo), and also military intelligence and counterespionage (Abwehr), news agency Interfax expands. Lehmann obtained the most valuable texts of telegrams of Gestapo for the Soviet coders. He reported on new types of artillery, armoured vehicles, mortars.
Late in 1940, the work with Lehmann was charged to the young Soviet rezidentura employee Boris Zhuravlev. By then the SS Captain Lehmann was a member of IV-E department which was engaged in counterespionage in Germany and work with the personnel of foreign missions. In December 1942, Lehmann was detained and shot by Gestapo.

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