Raoul Wallenberg. Lab-X

01-01-2000 , ed. Pereplet
Google translation from russia:

The mystery surrounding the name of Raoul Wallenberg, Swedish diplomat who is widely known throughout the world through their efforts to save Jews during the Second World War and disappeared in 1945, has not yet been disclosed.
Wallenberg was arrested by military counter-intelligence SMERSH in 1945 in Budapest and secretly liquidated, I believe ^ in the inner prison MGB in 1947.
It has been nearly half a century of fruitless investigations conducted by both officials of the KGB, and journalists, but that’s Wallenberg was not found.
Recently found a letter head of the Intelligence NKGB USSR phytin against SMERSH, who arrested Wallenberg in 1945, with the requirement to transmit it to the disposal of intelligence for operational purposes. However, Abakumov rejected this idea, trying, apparently, attributed to « laurels » successful work with Wallenberg own apparatus.
Raoul Wallenberg belonged to the famous family of financial magnates who supported from the beginning of 1944 secret contacts with representatives of the Soviet government. Although I do not instructed to develop Wallenberg and his connection with the German and U.S. intelligence agencies, I knew about the contribution made by his family at the conclusion of separate peace with Finland. The nature of military counter-intelligence reports about Raoul Wallenberg and contacts the family said that the diplomat – a suitable site for the recruitment or the role of the hostage. Wallenberg’s arrest, interrogation, obstoyateletva death – all confirmed that there was an attempt to recruit him, but he refused to cooperate with us. Perhaps the fear that an unsuccessful attempt to recruit will become available when you release Wallenberg, forced to liquidate him.
During the war, our residency in Stockholm had been instructed to find the influential people in Swedish society, which could act as an intermediary in negotiations with the Finns on a separate peace. Then we have established contacts with the family of Wallenberg.
Stalin was concerned about the fact that Finland, an ally of Germany since 1941, could sign a peace treaty with the Americans, not taking into account our interests in the Baltic. Americans, in turn, feared that we are occupying Finland. However, such a need we did not have: we neutrality was important to the nearest neighboring country in order to use it in their interests through agents of influence in the major political parties in Finland. These people have agreed to cooperate with us, if we are to ensure the neutrality of the Finnish state. In addition, they wanted to play the role of mediator between East and West.
It is noteworthy that in the 70-80-ies have sought to follow the Finnish example of influential political circles in Poland, Bulgaria, Romania, Czechoslovakia, Hungary and the Baltic republics, the speakers for the revival of its independence. These attempts to both sides – to take and keep them – call Finlandization.
I remember in 1938, a year before the start of the Russo-Finnish War, Stalin ordered the transfer of two hundred thousand dollars for political support of the Finnish Party small farmers, so that it played a role in the formation of the Government’s position on the settlement of border issues. Money Finns gave Colonel Rybkin, my friend, who was then first secretary of the Soviet Embassy in Finland and a well-known there under the name Yartsev. Stalin had personally instructed him how to talk with political leaders, have received from us the money, but also on the preparation of secret negotiations with representatives of the Finnish Government to conclude a nonaggression pact and collaboration, planned with the participation of a trustee of the Soviet government, personally known Mannerheim. It was Count Ignatiev, author of « Fifty years in the ranks. » Sent Yartseva proposals Mannerheim the Finnish government has rejected, however, informed Hitler about the unusual proposal of the Soviet side. Thus, the Germanic leadership, taking the decision to start negotiations with us at the conclusion of a nonaggression pact, well aware that their proposal can not be seen by Moscow as a completely unexpected and unacceptable.
During World War II Rybkin and his wife led our residency in Stockholm. One of their tasks was to maintain contacts with the intelligence network of the Red Orchestra « in Germanii’cherez Swedish channels. Rybkin’s wife is known to many as the children’s writer on the book « Mother’s Heart », « Through the icy darkness », « Bonfire » and others – it was printed under her maiden name Resurrection. In diplomatic circles in Stockholm and Moscow, this Russian beauty known as Zoe Yartsev, shone not only beauty but also an excellent knowledge of German and Finnish languages. Rybkin, a tall, well built, charming man, had a fine sense of humor and was a great storyteller. The couple enjoyed great popularity among diplomats in the Swedish capital, which allowed them to be aware of attempts zondazhnyh Germans explore the possibility of a separate peace agreement with the United States and Britain without the participation of the Soviet Union. Incidentally, German intelligence in provocative spread in Stockholm in 1943-1944, rumors about possible secret negotiations between the USSR and Germany for a separate peace without the participation of the Americans and British.
Rybkin took an active part in the preparation and presentation of secret economic agreements.In 1942, with the help of our agent, the famous Swedish actor and satirist Karl Gerhard, they got a barter deal: we got high-quality Swedish steel, it is imperative for the aircraft, in exchange for platinum. Swedish neutrality had been flagrantly violated, but the bank, this deal, received a handsome profit. Controlling stake in the bank’s shares owned by Wallenberg family.
Karl Gerhard maintained friendly relations with his uncle Raoul Wallenberg and Marcus and the approved plan in Moscow, presented to him at a reception Zoya Rybkin.
Zoe charmed by Marcus Wallenberg. They met again at the weekend in a luxury hotel owned by Wallenberg family near Stockholm. They were talking about how you can arrange a meeting between diplomats of two countries – the USSR and Finland – are in a state of war, where they could discuss a separate peace treaty. Zoe Rybkin said Wallenberg, that should be brought to the attention of the Finns: the Soviet side guarantees full independence after the war, but because of the continuing hostilities in the Baltic theater expects to be eligible for a limited military presence in the ports of Finland and the limited deployment of naval and air bases on its territory.
Wallenberg family, in turn, had financial interests in Finland and was very interested in the peaceful settlement of the Soviet-Finnish relations.
Just a week needed Marcus Wallenberg, to arrange a meeting with a representative Zoe Finnish Government Juho Kusti Paasikivi, who later became president, succeeding Carl Gustaf Mannerheim. Soviet side at the talks represented Alexandra Kollontai, our ambassador in Sweden, had long remained the first and only woman ambassador. Only in the 70 years in the rank of ambassador was again a woman – Zoya Mironova, headed a Soviet mission to the international organizations accredited in Geneva.
Consultations continued throughout the summer, and finally on Sept. 4, 1944, peace was concluded between the USSR and Finland.
After Raoul Wallenberg was in our hands as a hostage go of the object possible recruitment, Stalin and Molotov, probably hoped to use the family Wallenberg for profitable lending in the West.
In 1945, the Soviet government issued a rumor that the Crimea will be to create a Jewish autonomous republic, where the Jews will come from all over the world, especially from Europe, the victims of fascism. Stalin was bluffing, pursuing several goals. First, this bait – Jewish republic – he hoped to reassure the British allies, who feared that the Jewish state will be established in Palestine, which was under their protectorate. Second, Stalin sought to explore the possibility of attracting Western capital to rebuild the war-shattered economy.
From Beria I was instructed to sound out the Americans on this issue during discussions with their ambassador in Moscow, Averell Harriman (in 1945, I met with him under the name Matveev).
By the time of the arrest of military counterintelligence Raoul Wallenberg was known for his work on the rescue and removal of Jews from Germany and Hungary to Palestine. We are aware of the high reputation among the leaders of Wallenberg’s International Zionist Organization. Arrest him, as any Western diplomat, without direct instructions from Moscow was unthinkable. Even if we assume that he was arrested by chance (at the same time, was detained for more than thirty diplomats of some European countries, almost all were released after several months in exchange for prisoners of war and servicemen of the Soviet Army, remaining in the West), then the chief of military intelligence in Budapest have been must report this to Moscow. We now know that the arrest warrant signed Wallenberg Bulganin, deputy Stalin’s Commissariat of Defense, and the order was immediately executed.
My former colleague, Lt. Gen. Belkin, once deputy chief of SMERSH, was familiar with the case of Wallenberg. He told me that in 1945 the front-line bodies SMERSH received orientation on Wallenberg, in which he stated that he was suspected of collaboration with Germany, U.S. and British intelligence services, and instructed to establish a permanent monitoring them, track them down and study his contacts, especially with German intelligence agencies.
The work of Wallenberg, as I recall, told our agent Kutuzov (he belonged to the family of the great general), an immigrant who is involved in cooperation with Soviet intelligence in the early 30-ies. Kutuzov worked in the mission of the Red Cross in Budapest and took part in the development of Wallenberg. According to Kutuzov Wallenberg actively collaborated with the German intelligence service. Kutuzov interpreted his behavior as a double or even triple play.Of course, in such a risky business – the salvation of the Jews – it was necessary to maintain close contacts with officials and German intelligence agencies. I remember that Belkin told me about several fixed Wallenberg meetings with the chief of German intelligence Schellenberg.
The circumstances were such that Wallenberg was in the area of increased attention to our intelligence. Perhaps, through him, the Soviet leadership hoped to achieve closer cooperation with the Wallenberg family of our representatives in the Nordic countries, to gain the confidence of international capital for loans. It is possible that the plan is the recruitment or use it as a hostage in a possible game of politics has arisen because Wallenberg was seen as an important witness to the backstage of business relationships and America and Nazi Germany, as well as special services of these countries during the war. When the allies reached a secret agreement on the terms of the charges, which will be presented to the leaders of the Third Reich at Nuremberg, the need for a Wallenberg disappeared – it was destroyed.
Raoul Wallenberg was detained (in fact it was a seizure) in his apartment: for him were intelligence officers and offered to go to the headquarters of the Soviet troops. Wallenberg said at the time one of his friends: do not know who I am – a guest or a prisoner.
In Moscow he was taken under guard, but the sleeper was treated as a « guest », the food brought from the dining car. Kutuzov was taken to Moscow, separate from the Wallenberg.Soon Kutuzova, in contrast to Wallenberg, was released from prison and allowed him to travel to the West, of course, with the condition to continue active cooperation with Soviet intelligence. Eventually he settled in Ireland, where he died in 1967.
In Moscow, Wallenberg was placed in a special unit inside the prison on Lubyanka Square, where the detained person of major importance, which were induced to cooperate, if they refused – they eliminated.
The German department is regularly forwarded to our intelligence interrogation records Wallenberg. Perhaps the investigators threatened him, accusing it of links with the Gestapo.
From a press digest clear: Wallenberg was held in Moscow in two prisons – the inner to the Lubyanka and Lefortovo. Employees of the MGB-KGB recall that after the interrogation « with prejudice » in Lefortovo Wallenberg again transferred to a special unit inside the prison in the Lubyanka.
Spetsblok internal prison more like a hotel. The rooms in which the prisoners could only loosely be called Chambers: high ceilings, normal furniture. Going brought from the dining room and a restaurant of the NKVD, the quality of it, of course, very different from the prison. However, the place is under Stalin was ominous. This building was the commandant of the NKVD-MGB, where the years 1937-1950 an execution in respect of persons sentenced to death, as well as those whom the government deemed it necessary to dispose of in a special, ie non-judicial, procedure.
In Varsonofefsky Street, behind the Lubyanka prison, located directly subordinate to the Minister and the commandant’s office and Toxicological Laboratory spetskamera with her.Toxicology Laboratory in official documents was called « Lab-X. Head of Laboratory, Colonel of Medical Service, Professor Maironovsky engaged in the research impact of deadly gases and poisons on malignant tumors. Professors appreciated in the medical community.
In 1937, the research team Mayranovskogo of the Institute of Biochemistry, headed by Academician Bach, was transferred to the NKVD and submitted directly to the Chief Special Section of the operative technique in the commandant’s office of the NKVD-MGB. The commandant’s office was responsible for guarding the building of the NKVD, the maintenance of secrecy and security and for execution of death sentences.
All the work of the laboratory, the involvement of its employees to the operations of special services, as well as access to the laboratory, the strictly limited, even for the leadership of the NKVD-MGB, regulated by the Regulation approved by the Government, and the orders of the NKVD-MGB. Neither I nor my assistant Eitingon not have access to the Lab-X « and spetskameru.
Directly supervised the laboratory work the Minister of State Security, or his first deputy. In connection with this lab is still running a lot of terrible rumors.
Audit of the more under Stalin, after his arrest Mayranovskogo, and then under Khrushchev in 1960, to anti-Stalinist revelations showed that Maironovsky and members of his group brought to enforce the death penalty and the elimination of undesirable persons on the direct decision of the government in 1937 – 1947 and in 1950, using poisons. I am aware that such actions were carried out in our intelligence abroad and also in the 60’s and 70’s. This was said and wrote KGB Maj. Gen. Oleg Kalugin.
Interrogations Wallenberg were intelligence officers, more often than others – Lt. Kopelyansky, fluent in German. He was dismissed from the authorities in 1951 because of Jewish origin.Although participation in the interrogation Kopelyanskogo documented – his name was in the prison log call prisoner for interrogation by an investigator – he denied it and said that he does not remember the defendant with the same name. However, these records in the log shows that it is Kopelyansky Wallenberg called from his cell for questioning the day before his death.
Case Wallenberg to the top in July 1947 reached an impasse. He refused to cooperate with Soviet intelligence and was no longer needed as a witness or secret political game, or as a hostage – Nuremberg Trials ended.
It seems that Wallenberg was transferred to spetskameru Lab-X, where he had a lethal injection under the guise of treatment (at the same time, the country’s leadership has continued to convince the Swedes that he knew nothing about the whereabouts and fate of Wallenberg).Prison Medical Service had no idea about this, and his death was pronounced in the usual manner. However, the Minister of State Security, Abakumov, obviously aware of the true cause of death Wallenberg, forbade an autopsy and ordered to cremate him.
There was a special practice of cremation of those who were destroyed by a special government decision: an autopsy was carried out, the ashes be disposed of as unclaimed in a common grave. Later, the authorities are very reluctant to admit that the ashes of such famous people as Tukhachevsky, Yakir, Uborevich, Meyerhold and others buried in this common grave. -> More in russia

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