For what principle agents of KGB selected to themselves secret pseudonyms, amusing

Published: 13.1.2018
 for what principle agents of KGB selected to themselves secret pseudonyms

From open sources it is known that operational pseudonyms (quite so in official documents of the Soviet investigation "nicknames" of agents of intelligence agencies are called were: a) are short, b) are easily remembered. The variability of "the second names" often was a consequence of creative process - most likely, no strict circulars concerning development of this or that second name for the intelligence agent in relation to a specific case in KGB and GRU of the USSR simply existed.

For obvious reasons, authentic data on features of secret-service activity of the Soviet intelligence agencies concerning including, and work with agents abroad it is, a little, and they are besides subjective as they are not guided by concrete documents. Reflections on selection of operational pseudonyms of the former major of KGB of the USSR, widely famous in narrow circles, Boris Karpichkov (it, according to some information, was the double agent of the British intelligence) working for Committee in Latvia and running on the West with disorder of the Union are in own way interesting. Karpichkov claimed that the system in this case (in selection of pseudonyms) any was not, "everyone izgalyalsya somehow". For example, when the former officer of KGB Karpichkov (from his words) asked "the secret assistant", at that time the district police officer of militia to explain why that chose for himself the pseudonym "Ant", that parried so: "The ant is small and painfully bites!". Generally according to Karpichkov, his seksota chose to themselves nicknames, on the discretion. One feature united operational pseudonyms - it had to be one word, rather short and sonorous, whenever possible capacious.

About the operational pseudonym received during study at intelligence school (academy of foreign intelligence nowadays Decorated with the Order of the Red Banner, and then institute Decorated with the Order of the Red Banner of Yu.V. Andropov of KGB of the USSR), the current president of the Russian Federation V.V. Putin told at a meeting with youth last summer. The conversation came about under what "nickname" стуит to express to the modern person [on the Internet]. Then Vladimir Vladimirovich did not explain the reason of the choice of such operational pseudonym. In spite of the fact that the central and other electronic media in large quantities entitled a year ago the news plain hashtags like "Putin called the pseudonym at intelligence school" (tens of similar headings can be found in any search engine of Network now), "the second name" of the intelligence agent Putin became known to the general public in August, 1999. Then in "MK" there was a material with the interviews taken by journalists of Moskovskij Komsomolets from "the former head of faculty" of intelligence school where Putin and "the friend at the rate" future intelligence agent studied. The author of the text "for obvious reasons" changed a full name of informants, but the fact remains - Putin's pseudonym "Platov" was sounded in media 19 years ago. Vladimir Vladimirovich confirmed reality of his existence a year ago. "The former head of faculty" of intelligence school told "MK" that chose to Putin this "nickname" - explained the choice with the fact that the pseudonym is short also on a touch a letter that a real name.

Ramzay was the most known operational pseudonym of the famous Soviet intelligence agent Richard Sorge (at it them was a little). In the modern Penza region, in Moksha the area, there is a village Ramzay. The word "Ramzay" is translated from Finno-Ugric as "Clear water". Historians of the Soviet intelligence agencies have a version that his mentor, the employee of the central office of the Soviet foreign intelligence consisting mainly of the Latvian shooters, K.M. Basov gave such pseudonym of Sorge. Rather recently in the press messages about cooperation with KGB of one of the most popular actors of the Soviet cinema of Donatas Banionis appeared. Allegedly it worked with Committee under the pseudonym "Bronos" (Bronyus). This information was published by one of the Lithuanian organizations. However long before it as "Medusa" reported, Banionis himself admitted an interview to same "MK" that it really upon return from foreign business trips had to write reports of KGB on that whom met and what spoke about. Banionis told that he at the same time took great pain "to dodge and lie". The fact of cooperation of the actor with KGB still by nothing and nobody is confirmed officially. The origin of the pseudonym "Bronos" (Bronyus) was explained by nobody. In Lithuania this quite widespread name. For example, the people's artist Lithuanian Bronyus Babkauskas played the ASSR together with Donatas Banionis in the movie "Nobody Wanted to Die". Five letters from six in a name of Bronos are present at a surname of Banionis - such pseudonym very easily is remembered and associated with the necessary agent.

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