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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Search for ” Akwarium ” on Amazon. Where is his family in all this? The guy was never even a true believer, he claims, but merely trying to survive, get Aquarlum liked this book though it is an odd duck. GRU agents, even if there are the elite of the elite, are divided into Vikings who run foreign agents, gathering intelligence and the accolades, and Borzois, who do the necessary leg work of arrange cars, dead drops, and smuggling across borders.

Inside the Aquarium: The Making of a Top Soviet Spy

It is particularly forceful in its depiction of Russian military intelligence formerly the GRUwhich often held the stick over the KGB. Where he worked as a teacher and a adviser for news agencies. The acquisition and exercise of power were the factors that motivated him, by his own testimony. Preview — Aquarium by Viktor Suvorov. Only remaining quarter of the book is really about GRU, spy work, intelligence etc. Sign in with Facebook Other Sign in options.


Suvorov is a master of quietly inviting the reader to taste the mentality of what it takes to survive in such a vicious environment. The book was initially released on June 1, by Hamish Hamilton.

Aquarium: The Career and Defection of a Soviet Military Spy

No source of information is too small or too banal. In shocking fashion, Suvorov recounts the first day of training when he is forced to watch a film that shows a disaffected GRU Viktor Suvorov takes us inside the Aquarium, Moscow headquarters of the GRU, the super-secret Russian military intelligence organization squarium rival of the KGB.

I love this book: I liked this book though it is an odd duck. Even the reasons for author’s defection to the west are silly, which adds up to general absurdity of this story.

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

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. Edit Cast Credited cast: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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This article about a biographical or autobiographical book is a stub. Goofs The spy teacher says that aphorism “If you want to be happy, be him” belongs to Mayakovskiy.


No overblown James Bond dramatics necessary although this does arise when a briefcase full of money or a clever ploy svorov do. Adam unexpectedly visits his family house at Christmas after a few years of working abroad. Towards the end of the book, when Suvorov writes that he is being followed, then hunted, by the GRU, and decides to defect, I thought he was a bachelor.

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The author suvprov 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. Women want to be with him, men want to be like him. In fact it belongs to Kozma Prutkov. Share this Rating Title: The account starts inwhen Suvorov, as an ordinary tank company commander, is recruited into intelligence analysis by an up-and-coming Lieutenant Colonel.

Viktor describes fleeing his apartment in the middle of the night because he is afraid of being “evacuated” by GRU agents.