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Aquarium was first published in Britain, then published in America under the title Inside the Aquarium: The author doesn’t say it, but having read the book, you’d understand why Soviet communism and nowadays Putin’s Russia had never had and will never have a chance in competition with the West, simply because of the fundamentally different ways the two systems treat human beings. It is particularly forceful in its depiction of Russian military intelligence formerly the GRUwhich often held the stick over the KGB.

Suvorov admits that some details of his career have been altered; for example, he portrays himself as being posted to Austria when, in fact, he was in Switzerland. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The account starts inwhen Suvorov, as an ordinary tank company commander, is recruited into intelligence analysis by an up-and-coming Lieutenant Colonel.


Jan 09, chegor rated it it was amazing. True friendship was impossible; it could get you killed. View all 4 comments.

Aug 27, Viktoor Shonia rated it it was amazing Shelves: Dec 07, Frank Inserra rated it it was suvoriv. They simply are too revelatory for American and Western European readers who have been spoon-fed their history in small sugary doses. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. In the s he began publishing a series of behind-the-scenes books on the origins of World War II and the secret machinations of the communist leaders of the Soviet Union in the post-war era.

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Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Eventually, he gets into considerable favor. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Published by HarperCollins Publishers first published View or edit your browsing history. It was a valuable exercise, and I gained much useful information.

There are better spy book bibles than this.

The Making of a Top Soviet Spy. Well written although gaps in the timeline are often confusing. Get Known if you don’t have an account. Apr 23, Steve Heil rated it it was ok.

Aquarium: The Career and Defection of a Soviet Military Spy by Viktor Suvorov

Amazing story from former soviet spy. While Suvorov was delivering the package he was tempted to warn his friend to make the report. The acquisition and exercise of power were the factors that motivated him, by his own testimony. That was real page-turner In such an organization, you quickly learned to trust no one, and to subvert all loves and loyalties to the overriding demands of the GRU.


Aquarium: The Career and Defection of a Soviet Military Spy

The author has a very specific writing style – he adds tons of unnecessary information to his storytelling, often completely derailing the point or making his narration pompous and fake. The book was initially released on June 1, by Hamish Hamilton. The earlier parts of the book, as tanker and special forces soldier, carry with them sivorov lot of joy.

As a young intelligence officer during this time period, I thought the Suvorov books genuine. Really, to me it is not. This is not a light read, as it starts with delightful descriptions of what happens to ‘traitors’ – and never lets up. I can’t remember anything in the book where Suvorov talks about his family.

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