Yuri Alexandrovich Bezmenov (Russian:Ю́рийАлекса́ндрович Безме́нов; 1939– 1993),known by the alias;Tomas David Schuman, was aSovietjournalist forRIA Novostiand a formerPGUKGBinformantwho defected toCanada.
After After graduating in 1963, Bezmenov spent two years in India working as a translator andpublic relations officer. Bezmenov eventually grew to love the people and the culture of India, but at the same time, he began to resent the KGB-sanctioned oppression of intellectuals who dissented from Moscow’s policies.
In 1965, Bezmenov was recalled to Moscow and began to work forRIA Novostias an apprentice for their classified department of “Political Publications” (GRPP). He discovered that about three quarters of Novosti’s staffers were actually KGB officers, with the remainder being “co-optees” or KGBfreelance writersand informers like himself.
Bezmenov stated that he was instructed not to waste time with idealisticleftists, as these would become disillusioned, bitter, and adversarial when they realized the true…
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