Stalin's Secret Weapon

    Vadim J Birstein

    Biteback 2013

    Paperback 527pp Illustrated

    9781849545679   Product Code: 22968

    Formed to mop up Nazi spy rings at the end of the Second World War, SMERSH got its name from a combination of the Russian words for 'Death to Spies'. Successive Communist governments suppressed traces of Stalin's political hit squad; but in this award-winning book, Vadim Birstein reveals the surgical brutality with which SMERSH exerted its influence as part of the paranoid Stalinist regime, both within the Soviet Union and in the wider world.

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