New Zeal – republished 08/05, 9;58am CT
Has the criminal Russian state claimed another victim?
I hate to make a political point out of a personal tragedy, but the fact remains that Marina Kalashnikov may still be alive today had she and her husband not run afoul of Putin’s intelligence/gangster state.
For some weeks now, this blog has been running exposes by Jeff Nyquist as relayed to him by Victor Kalashnikov – a former KGB officer.
For some time Victor Kalashnikov and Marina, a professional historian, had been collecting oral histories and documentary evidence of the hidden side of Soviet/Russian politics.
They appeared on several TV shows in Western Europe and were the subject of many articles. Though returning to live in Moscow, the couple’s fame gave them some degree of protection.
The Kalashnikov’s material was not flattering to the modern Russian state, or its leaders. Far from a new state, welcoming Christians and suppressing radical Islam, as KGB (now FSB) propaganda likes to tell us, Kalashnikov paints a picture of an emerging intelligence-run empire intent on finishing the job the Soviets failed.
A gangster state that uses Islam as a battering ram against the West. A state that manipulates the deeply compromised Russian orthodox Church in order to gull Western Christians and conservatives. A state that supports international terrorism as a key part of long range strategy. A state that has huge armies of paid propagandists, whose only purpose is to manipulate and direct Western public opinion.
A state that is winning a propaganda and terrorist cold war that most Westerners don’t even realize they are fighting.
Here are the last 4 posts on Victor Kalashnikov’s ideas.
Please read them. They are not comfortable reading by any means. But they do have the ring of truth.
Part 1: Former KGB Colonel Victor Kalashnikov on the Dangers of Putin Worship, Russia’s Anti-Western Alliance With Islam, Plans to Destroy NATO, Iran, Syria, the New KGB and Cooperation With European Fascists
I offer my condolences to Victor Kalashnikov. To lose a spouse so young must truly be one of life’s hardest experiences.
I also salute the bravery of both Marina and Victor. It is one thing to take potshots at a criminal state from thousands of miles away. It is entirely another to lay bare the belly of the beast, when you are in the belly of the beast.