GOVT 2305: Interview with Yuri Bezmenov (AKA, Tomas Schuman) Assignment 1.Who is Yuri Bezmenov? Yuri Bezmenov was a defector of the Soviet Union and a former propagandist for the Novosti and for the KGB. He was born in 1939 in a suburb of Moscow, he was the son of a high-ranking Soviet officer. Bezmenov was educated in the elite school inside of the Soviet Union and became an expert in Indian culture and Indian languages. He was a student at Moscow State University, interned at the institute of oriental languages (part of Moscow State University), as every Soviet student, he was “volunteering for harvesting grain” in Kazaksthan, at the end of his schooling, when he graduated in 1963, he was recruited by the KGB. He had an outstanding career with Novosti, which was the, and perhaps still is, the press agency of the Soviet Union, which is also a front for the KGB. One of his assignments was to brainwash foreign diplomats when they visited Moscow. They did this as long as implanted information that ended up in the press and the free world. He escaped to the West in 1970 after becoming totally disgusted with the Soviet system, and he did this with great risk to his life. He is one of the world’s outstanding experts on the Soviet propaganda and disinformation, and active measures. 2.What will happen to the leftist mouthpieces (Lenin’s useful idiots) once the powerbrokers finish with them and the likes of Jane Fonda realize they had been duped? They will be marked for extermination in the future Marxist-Leninist America. They will be very unhappy, frustrated people, and the Marxist-Leninist regime does not tolerate these people - they will join the leagues of dissenters. In the future, these people will be simply squashed like cockroaches. They won’t be paid anything for their beautiful, noble ideas of equality. This is something they don't understand and it will be a huge shock for them. 3.Where was Bezmenov when he decided to defect and how did he escape? He was in India on an assignment working for the Soviet Embassy in New Delhi as a press officer when he decided to defect. His driving motivation to defect was mainly moral indignation - moral protest, rebellion against the immoral human methods of the Soviet system. First of all, he was objected to oppression of his own dissidents and intellectuals - which were the utmost disgusting things that he witnessed as a young man. From Stalin to Khrushchev, from total tyranny to some kind of liberalization. Second, when he started working for the Soviet Embassy in India, to his horror, he discovered that they were a million times more oppressive than any other colonial or imperialist power in the history of mankind - that his country didn’t bring freedom, progress, and friendship to India, but it rather brought racism, exploitation, and slavery, and also economic inefficiency. He developed split loyalty, which the KBG finds extremely dangerous, because he fell in love with India.