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From condemned cell to lubyanka

Company :  PRODUCED BY ZAO TOP SECRET TELECOM
Year :  2003
Duration :  37 min 50 sec
Scriptwriter :  Valery Samsonov
Director :  Valery Udovychenkov
Producer :  Esther Leviyeva
A special group led by Yakov Serebryansky (established in 1926) could be called the worlds first special-task intelligence unit. This was an independent unit which embedded its agents abroad. A small group of professional spies operated for more than ten years. Under Stalin, Serebryansky was arrested twice and was discharged twice. In 1938, he was sentenced to capital punishment and for more three years he awaited the execution. However, he died only in 1956 during the interrogation. In November 2000, his remains were re-buried at one of Moscows cemeteries.