Inside the Aquarium: The Making of a Top Soviet Spy. Viktor Suvorov, Author MacMillan Publishing Company $ (p) ISBN Aquarium See more» The full alternative English language titles of the film’s source book “Aquarium” by Viktor Suvorov is “Inside the Aquarium: The. THE AQUARIUM is the headquarters of the GRU – Soviet Military Intelligence. There is only one way in, via special selection – and only one exit: through the.

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That part is quite good of course if author does not divagate about birds or other nonsense and is probably the only reason I gave the second star to the review.

Better to face an uncertain future in the Aquariun than the crematorium. It was a military intelligence organization that demande This was a profoundly disturbing book.

Edit Did You Know? Now, they all must adapt to new post-communist environment where they are scorned and losing all The second one focuses on some psychological aspects of being a spy and definitely does not bring so much interesting details. Above all else, loyalty to the GRU is stressed. Apr 23, Steve Heil rated it it was ok. While Suvorov was delivering the package he was tempted to warn his friend to make the report.

Incredible methods and resources used by communists to gather information will really surprize anyone.

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The acquisition and exercise of power were the factors that motivated him, by his own testimony. Let’s also be honest, Suvorov as a writer is rather an average one and portreting inner life of his characters is a bit boring.


Are they with Suvorov in Switzerland? See 1 question about Aquarium…. Definitely goes to my “must read” shelf. Dec 19, Michael Burnam-Fink rated it really liked it Shelves: Along the way he gives us an unparalleled vista of the bankruptcy of the Soviet system.

It was a soulless system, officially and aggressively atheistic, with no moral good other than the good of the State itself, as defined suvorpv the corrupt individuals who had happened to claw their way to the top of the mountain of bodies at the moment.

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

Franz Maurer, a compromised cop, former officer of the criminal department of the Warsaw’s police, is released from prison where he was doing time for his brutality and murders. That was real page-turner Goofs The spy teacher says that aphorism “If you want to be happy, be him” belongs to Mayakovskiy. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. From there he transfers to Spetsnaz and, from there, into the GRU proper.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. May 04, Anna rated it it was amazing. One of my favorite moments was Suvorov aquariu the revolution is always served by criminals and incompetents, who’s treason is revealed the xuvorov they’re dead. Audible Download Audio Books. The author now lives in exile in the UK. There are better spy book bibles sivorov this.


Viktor suvoov fleeing his apartment in the middle of the night because he is afraid of being “evacuated” by GRU agents. It is particularly forceful in its depiction of Russian military intelligence formerly the GRUwhich often held the stick over the KGB.

Aquarium: The Career and Defection of a Soviet Military Spy

Only remaining quarter of the book is really about GRU, spy work, intelligence etc. He is one of the historians who believes that Hitler started the war against Russia to prevent Stalin attacking Germany f Former Soviet-Union army officer fled in to England.

Nov 12, Luu Doan rated it it was amazing. However, reading his Wikipedia page, it states that he was married with kids at the time of his defection, and his whole family was successfully smuggled to Britain. Sep 15, Dariusz Nawojczyk rated it liked it.

He is looking for a Is “Inside the Aquarium” essentially the same as “Aquarium”, both by V. A cinema film and a 4-part TV series on this book were made by a Polish-Ukrainian-German team in Adam unexpectedly visits his family house at Christmas after a few years of working abroad. I expected insight into Soviet Military Intelligence GRUbut half of the book is about author’s military career before GRU and quarter is full of nonsense stories which do not add any value.