Former Soviet intelligence officer, fellow student of Russian President Vladimir Putin at the KGB institute, Yuri Shvets, believes that no one in the world has done more than Putin to develop the American military-industrial complex, so the Central Intelligence Agency should note these merits. He expressed this opinion in an interview with GORDON.
“I generally believe that when Putin leaves us, the CIA will be obliged to establish a star in its hall of fame with the words“ Thank you, Agent Okurok. ”I’m serious. Just think about it. After the collapse of the USSR, the US military-industrial complex shrank like shagreen leather. NATO began to exist almost exclusively on paper. And only thanks to the titanic efforts of the Kremlin, the Pentagon’s budget soared this year to a record $ 738 billion, and the largest US defense companies are now inundated with orders, ”said Shvets.
In his opinion, this can be called cooperation, “in which Putin works as if on a pitch. ”
“He shows a cartoon with a mythical miracle weapon, and [американские компании] Raytheon or Lockheed receive long-awaited contracts from the Pentagon to develop next-generation systems. And unlike the Russian Federation, this is a real, not a cartoon weapon. Kremlin propagandists ask with pathos: “Are you ready to die for Tartu”? And in response, NATO is reborn like a Phoenix bird, begins a series of the largest exercises over the past 25 years at the very borders of the Russian Federation (they have never been held so close to Moscow) and create a powerful group that will remain there on an ongoing basis, ” – said Shvets.
He recalled that it was during Putin’s presidency in the United States that they revealed 10 Russian illegal intelligence agents at once, including Hero of the Soviet Union Mikhail Vasenkov, who worked since the mid 1970s.
“He was uncovered with the help of his personal file, which the US secret services obtained from the headquarters of the SVR (Sforeign intelligence puddle of the Russian Federation. – “GORDON”) in Yasenevo. For you to understand, a private matter was illegal – this is a heavy folio of 400 pages. And so he was secretly taken out of the Foreign Intelligence Service and sent to the USA. For those who worked in the KGB’s foreign intelligence, this should sound incredible. This has not happened since the foundation of the Cheka in 1917 and became possible only under the authority of the St. Petersburg security officers, – said Shvets.
In addition, according to him, under President Putin more $1 trillion, first of all – in USA.
“With brains and without being a thief, miracles could be done in Russia with this money. Instead, the Kremlin financed the American economy and the Pentagon’s budget. I am deeply convinced that uniquely useful idiots of Russia’s most terrible enemies are sitting in the Kremlin,” – he summed up.
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Putin has been president since 2000, with a break in 2008-2012 when he was head of government.
In 2015, in an interview with GORDON, Shvets, who has lived in the United States since 1993, confirmed that in the early 80s he studied with Putin at the Andropov Red Banner Institute of the KGB of the USSR. According to him, colleagues called Putin a stub.
The official biography of the president of the Russian Federation mentions his studies at the Andropov Red Banner Institute in the early 1980s, but without details. The media wrote that in 1985 the President of the Russian Federation graduated from the one-year faculty at this institute and used the pseudonym Platov during his studies.