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Through the Eyes of the Enemy: The Autobiography of Stanislav Lunev (1998)

by Stanislav Lunev

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Very short book on the issue of Russian criminals buying outright the former Soviet intelligence services in order for them to do the mafias bidding. The author is critical of both Yeltsin and Gorbachev which he uses as justification for his defection. Lunev considers that his best work was as an undercover journalist in China and the US. Lunev concludes by asserting that the mafia could infiltrate Israel and that it was possible, and rumored to that effect, that US soldiers (from the Korean and Vietnam War) could have been sent to Soviet satellites or Moscow for testing as possible double agents. But he says that the Soviets would not have been involved in the torture of Americans. ( )
  sacredheart25 | Jan 13, 2011 |
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0895263904, Hardcover)

Stanislav Lunev was a Soviet GRU (military intelligence) agent who defected to the United States in March of 1992 after a successful career of intelligence gathering from China and the United States. As the highest-ranking military defector to the U.S., he is in a unique position to detail the intelligence aspect of the cold war and the emergence of the Russian mafia as a threat to national security.

Through the Eyes of the Enemy is more than the autobiography of a highly skilled intelligence operative and defector; it is a "debriefing" on the new cold war being waged by the Russian mafia against American corporations. Lunev portrays organized crime as the only authority in modern Russia, and asserts that this element has infiltrated every level of American private and corporate life. He provides chilling details of seismic weapons, mass-scale corporate espionage, and deep-cover death squads. Through the Eyes of the Enemy could be dismissed as fantastic paranoid ravings were the source not so credible and the ramifications not so severe. --Brendan J. LaSalle

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