Add to favorite
 
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS

Legendary Soviet Secret Agent Dies
13.01.2012 10:55
Legendary Soviet Secret Agent Dies
Gevork Vartanian

A great Soviet secret service man, Hero of the Soviet Union and Stalin's saviour, Gevork Vartanian, died in Moscow at age 88. The officer had cancer. He died on Tuesday, January 10, at the Botkin Hospital.

      Gevork Vartanian was born February 17, 1924 in Rostov-on-Don in the family of Andrei Vartanian, an Iranian citizen, the director of an oil pressing plant. Gevork's father was connected with the Soviet external intelligence, so he was conducting intelligence work under the guise of a businessman in Iran.

      Gevork followed in his footsteps and started working with the Soviet intelligence when at the age of 16. In February 1940, he established a direct contact with the residency of the NKVD in Tehran.

       In 1943 at the Tehran Conference, Vartanyan's group prevented attempted assassinations of the leaders of the Group of Three - Winston Churchill, Franklin Roosevelt and Joseph Stalin. 19-years-old Vartanyan managed to disclose one of the most secret operations of the Third Reich and so to ruin Hitler's plans.

      Those events later were imaged in a well-known Soviet film - "Tehran 43" starring Igor Kostolevsky, Natalia Belokhvostikova, Armen Dzhigarkhanyan and Alain Delon. 

      Howerever, Vartanian kept invisible then, as his name was declassified only in 2000, on the 80th anniversary of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service. Most of his operations are still classified.

      After the war's end, Vartanyan graduated from the Faculty of Foreign Languages at Yerevan University (Armenia) and continued serving as a spy in extreme conditions and challenging environment in many countries of the world. There was never a moment in those years when he made the smallest mistake or was close to failure. His wife Goar was always with him. The couple served abroad for more than 30 years. 


      

Sources: InoSmi KP.ru Image: postsovet.ru


Author: Julia Alieva

Tags: Russian history Gevork Vartanian Soviet Union   

Next Previous


You might also find interesting:

Georgy Taratorkin - Great Raskolnikov and President of Golden Mask - Passed Away
06.02.2017
Kirill Serebrennikov's Film Given Glad-Hand at Cannes Film Festival
17.05.2016
Attraction by Fyodor Bondarchuk to Appear on Screens in 43 Countries
23.11.2016
Documentary for Roman Viktjuk's Anniversary to Premiere on Russian TV
23.10.2016
Zakhar Prilepin Wins Ivo Andric Award in Serbia
05.02.2017



Scrub dispenser machine
comments powered by Disqus




Comment on our site


RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

Russian Parliament in Action

search on the map
TAGS:
Perm  Mistral  six-seat taxi   Graffiti  Russian tourism  Music Festivals  waste management  Russia-Bulgaria  Graphic Art  Restoration  Megafon  Moscow event  Russian ballet dancers  Russian transportation  floods in Moscow  Altay State Memorial Museum of Herman Titov   Yaya  Russian Literature  Exhibitions in Moscow  Russian churches  Russian history  Russian actress  Elbrus  Alexander Porokhovschikov  Russian business  Russian politics  Russian Cinema  Khomutovo Airport  Transfiguration Festival  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Mikhail Degtyarev  Russian Avant-Garde  Russian politicians  Flying Laboratory  Painting  Cross-Border Cooperation  Mikhail Prokhorov  John Lobb Bootmaker  Nizhny Tagil  Russian mobile operators  Parliament in Action  Moscow  Alisher Usmanov  Archeology  Russian art  Russian sports  Totalitarianism  chess  hostel  Chanel 


Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites