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Raoul Wallenberg was shot in the Lubyanka

Google translation from russia:
Chairman of the Presidential Commission for Rehabilitation of Victims of Political Repression Academician Alexander Yakovlev believes that repressed by Stalin’s regime during the Second World War, a Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg will be rehabilitated by the decree of Vladimir Putin in the near future.
It is officially confirmed that his committee has a decision this fall about the necessity of rehabilitation Wallenberg as victims of political repression. ” “After that I immediately sent a letter to the Prosecutor General’s Office and told of our decision to the president,” – said Yakovlev told Interfax on Monday.

“We must finally put an end to this story, which became sharp international and long poisoned the atmosphere”, – said Yakovlev. According to him, despite the fact that Wallenberg had been convicted by a court for political reasons, the legislation allows the RF to rehabilitate him as a victim of political repression.

According to Yakovlev, the Soviet authorities in the history of the Swedish diplomat who served during the Second World War, the Swedish embassy in Budapest and, using diplomatic status, saved the Nazi-occupied Hungary’s Jews, “finally entangled in lies.”Read More »Raoul Wallenberg was shot in the Lubyanka

Raoul Wallenberg rehabilitated

Google translation from russia: A process for the rehabilitation of repressed by Stalin’s regime during the Second World War, the Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg. On Friday told journalists at the Presidential Commission for the rehabilitation of victims of political repression.… Read More »Raoul Wallenberg rehabilitated

Report on the activities of the Russian-Swedish working group for determining the Fate of Raoul Wallenberg (1991-2000)

  • Russian-Swedish Working Group

In almost ten years of work the Russian part of the joint Russian-Swedish group has carefully checked and analysed all the most important archives of the Russian Federation and discovered quite a lot of new documentary information relating to the fate of Raoul… Read More »Report on the activities of the Russian-Swedish working group for determining the Fate of Raoul Wallenberg (1991-2000)

Hungarian Odysseus returned home

  • Catherine LABETSKAYA

Google translation from russia:

It has already revealed Penelope

Andras Tamas, Hungarian soldiers in World War II, the story went around that all the world’s media, he returned to his homeland.  Last weekend, accompanied by the Hungarian diplomats, senior doctor at a mental hospital Kotelnich Yuri Petukhov and a representative of the Hungarian National Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology Ákos Worth he arrived in Budapest.  On the bank of the Danube Tamas immediately recognized the landscape and said: “It’s Gellért Hill!” Memory of the patient, which for decades was considered hopeless, returned quickly. In any case, when the Airport before the flight he was offered the mineral water, he said that he would prefer “pálinka” – Hungarian vodka.

At home Tamás be a two-month rehabilitation at the Institute of Psychiatry.Then he settles in a nursing home or in one of the 20 families who volunteer to take the old man.  Announced and relatives – an elderly lady with three grown-up daughters says that she recognized in Tamas her husband.

On the Hungarian “Patient X” (name of Andras Tamas, as conditioned year of birth – 1925 First, he was already in captivity), the Hungarian Embassy in Moscow, first heard two years ago after a Slovak, understands Hungarian, quite by accident found him in a psychiatric hospital in Kotelnich. Here Tamas spent more than 50 years. В 1945–1947. In 1945 – 1947 years he fought, apparently, in the ranks of the 2-nd of the Hungarian army and taken prisoner near Voronezh, was in hospital for prisoners of war.  According to the newspaper “Time of news” program director of the Hungarian Association of International Military Cooperation memorial “War Memorial” Eugene Peel, according to available information in their archives, Tamas had the opportunity to work for lumberjacks in the village.  Bystryagi Kirov region.Read More »Hungarian Odysseus returned home

Raoul Wallenberg. Lab-X

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.Read More »Raoul Wallenberg. Lab-X

Russia closes book on Wallenberg, saviour of Jews

Thursday, December 4, 1997 Published at 07:51 GMT

World

Raoul Wallenberg: saved thousands of Jews from Nazis

Russian Foreign Minister Yevgeny Primakov has said the Russians have done everything possible to discover the fate of Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat who saved thousands of Hungarian Jews from the Nazi holocaust.

Wallenberg disappeared in 1945 after being arrested by occupying Soviet troops. He was aged 32.

Mr Primakov, for the first time, described Wallenberg’s arrest as “criminal”. But he said there was no reason to doubt that Wallenberg died in a Moscow prison in 1947 of a heart attack.

Many people, including his family, question the official version of his fate. There were a number of unsubstantiated reports of sightings of Wallenberg into the 1970s. This led to the belief that he may have survived.

If he were alive now, he would be 85. But another suspicion is that he may eventually have been executed by Soviet security forces.Read More »Russia closes book on Wallenberg, saviour of Jews

Jeltsins statsbesök

  • Sveriges Ambassad i Moskva

Uttalande av presstalesmannen Jastrzjembskij om Raoul Wallenberg Översänder närslutet ITAR-TASS-telegram som återger uttalanden igår av presidentens presstalesman Sergej Jastrzjembskij om Raoul Wallenberg. Jastrzjembskij tolkar utgången av samtalen mellan Jeltsin och statministern som att frågan om Raoul Wallenbergs öde inte längre är… Read More »Jeltsins statsbesök