A Stasi’s Story: Former E.German Security Agent Visits Russia to See Progress With His Own Eyes

A Stasi’s Story: Former E.German Security Agent Visits Russia to See Progress With His Own Eyes

Subscribe to Vesti News https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa8MaD6gQscto_Nq1i49iew?sub_confirmation=1 Sports has united the whole planet lately. At the World Cup, there are people who are thrilled to be in our country for the first time, along with those who have Russian history interwoven with the family one. a fan from Germany has a lot to compare with and who is sure there won't be peace on earth without Russia.

Discovery History The Berlin Wall: A Secret History BBC History Documentary

Discovery History The Berlin Wall: A Secret History BBC History Documentary

Discovery History The Berlin Wall: A Secret History BBC History Documentary Subscribe: . The history of berlin wall Full Documentary Discovery/History/Military [documentary] Discovery History War documentary military homecoming surprises 2014 . History Documentary - The German history Rise and Fall of the Berlin Wall History Channel 2015 The Berlin Wall (German: Berliner Mauer) was a barrier that . Discovery History - Russian Nuclear submarine Kursk K-141: Seconds From Disaster | BBC History Documentary Subscribe: .

Stasi: East Germany - The Darkest Recesses of the Totalitarian Mind (1997)

Stasi: East Germany - The Darkest Recesses of the Totalitarian Mind (1997)

The Ministry for State Security (German: Ministerium für Staatssicherheit, MfS), commonly known as the Stasi (IPA: [ˈʃtɑːziː]) (abbreviation German: Staatssicherheit, literally State Security), was the official state security service of the German Democratic Republic or GDR, colloquially known as East Germany. It has been described as one of the most effective and repressive intelligence and secret police agencies to ever have existed. The Stasi was headquartered in East Berlin, with an extensive complex in Berlin-Lichtenberg and several smaller facilities throughout the city. The Stasi motto was "Schild und Schwert der Partei" (Shield and Sword of the Party), that is the ruling Socialist Unity Party of Germany (SED). One of its main tasks was spying on the population, mainly through a vast network of citizens turned informants, and fighting any opposition by overt and covert measures including hidden psychological destruction of dissidents (Zersetzung, literally meaning decomposition). It also worked as an intelligence agency abroad, the respective division Hauptverwaltung Aufklärung was responsible for both espionage and for conducting covert operations in foreign countries. Under its long-time head Markus Wolf it gained a reputation as one of the most effective intelligence agencies of the Cold War. Numerous Stasi officials were prosecuted for their crimes after 1990. After German reunification, the surveillance files that the Stasi had maintained for millions of East Germans were laid open, so that any citizen could inspect their personal file on request; these files are now maintained by the Federal Commissioner for the Stasi Records. The Stasi perfected the technique of psychological harassment of perceived enemies known as Zersetzung (pronounced [ʦɛɐ̯ˈzɛʦʊŋ]) -- a term borrowed from chemistry which literally means "decomposition". By the 1970s, the Stasi had decided that methods of overt persecution which had been employed up to that time, such as arrest and torture, were too crude and obvious. It was realised that psychological harassment was far less likely to be recognised for what it was, so its victims, and their supporters, were less likely to be provoked into active resistance, given that they would often not be aware of the source of their problems, or even its exact nature. Zersetzung was designed to side-track and "switch off" perceived enemies so that they would lose the will to continue any "inappropriate" activities. Tactics employed under Zersetzung generally involved the disruption of the victim's private or family life. This often included psychological attacks such as breaking into homes and messing with the contents -- moving furniture, altering the timing of an alarm, removing pictures from walls or replacing one variety of tea with another. Other practices included property damage, sabotage of cars, purposely incorrect medical treatment, smear campaigns including sending falsified compromising photos or documents to the victim's family, denunciation, provocation, psychological warfare, psychological subversion, wiretapping, bugging, mysterious phone calls or unnecessary deliveries, even including sending a vibrator to a target's wife. Usually victims had no idea the Stasi were responsible. Many thought they were losing their minds, and mental breakdowns and suicide could result. One great advantage of the harassment perpetrated under Zersetzung was that its subtle nature meant that it was able to be plausibly denied. That was important given that the GDR was trying to improve its international standing during the 1970s and 80s, especially in conjunction with the Ostpolitik of West-German chancellor Willy Brandt massively improving relations between the two German states. Zersetzung techniques have since been adopted by other security agencies, particularly the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stasi

One victim's memory of East Germany's feared Stasi prison

One victim's memory of East Germany's feared Stasi prison

Berlin-Hohenschönhausen was the prison used by the infamous Stasi, East Germany's secret police service. Mario Röllig was held in the secret torture centre for three months in 1987 after being caught trying to escape to the West. Though the experience was traumatic, he still returns to the jail to teach the next generation of Berliners about life behind the Iron Curtain.Duration: 02:08

Why escaping the Stasi prison was impossible

Why escaping the Stasi prison was impossible

Mike Fröhnel was a political prisoner in the Stasi prison in Berlin-Hohenschönhausen under the GDR regime. He explains why an escape from the prison was impossible.

Inside the KGB: Terror of the Soviet Union

Inside the KGB: Terror of the Soviet Union

The Committee for State Security, more commonly known by its transliteration "KGB" Komitet gosudarstvennoy bezopasnosti (KGB), was the main security agency for the Soviet Union from 1954 until its collapse in 1991. The committee was a direct successor of such preceding agencies as Cheka, NKGB, and MGB. It was the chief government agency of "union-republican jurisdiction", acting as internal security, intelligence, and secret police. Similar agencies were instated in each of the republics of the Soviet Union aside from the Russian SFSR and consisted of many ministries, state committees and state commissions. We Need Your Support: https://www.patreon.com/USAHavana The KGB also has been considered a military service and was governed by army laws and regulations, similar to the Soviet Army or MVD Internal Troops. While most of the KGB archives remain classified, two on-line documentary sources are available.Its main functions were foreign intelligence, counterintelligence, operative-investigatory activities, guarding the State Border of the USSR, guarding the leadership of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and the Soviet Government, organization and ensuring of government communications as well as fight against nationalism, dissent, and anti-Soviet activities.

5 Creepiest Number Station Sounds Ever Recorded

5 Creepiest Number Station Sounds Ever Recorded

The Gong, the Backwards Music Station, Lincolnshire Poacher, Swedish Rhapsody, and the infamous UVB-76 turned "MDZhB"... Subscribe to Dark5 ►► http://bit.ly/dark5 Dark5 presents 5 of the creepiest and most mysterious numbers station broadcasts ever recorded. Like Dark5 on Facebook ► http://bit.ly/Dark5FB Follow Dark5 on Twitter ► http://bit.ly/Dark5Tweets

Stasi prison at Bautzen part one of two

Stasi prison at Bautzen part one of two

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Alan-Heaths-History-Page/173472422695696 http://www.ceepackaging.com twitter : @ceepackaging https://www.facebook.com/pages/CEE-Packaging/135108923181666 The prison at Bautzen was the only one in the entire DDR which was run by the Stasi and where the dreaded secret police organisation had completely free rein. Around 2,500 prisoners passed through during the communist occupation of eastern Germany. Built at the turn of the century as a model prison, it sank into barbarity under the Nazis and this continued in the DDR. Today the former prison is a museum. My channel on you tube : http://www.youtube.com/alanheath is one of the most prolific from Poland. I have produced over 1,700 original films. My big interest in life is travel and history but I have also placed films on other subjects Please feel free to ask questions in the public area or to comment on things you disagree with. Sometimes there are mistakes because I speak without preparation. If I see the mistakes myself, I make this clear in the text. Please also leave a star rating! There are a number of films here on the packaging industry. This is because I am the publisher of Central and Eastern European Packaging -- http://www.ceepackaging.com - the international platform for the packaging industry in this region focusing on the latest innovations, trends, design, branding, legislation and environmental issues with in-depth profiles of major industry achievers. Most people may think packaging pretty boring but it possibly effects your life more than you really imagine! Central and Eastern European Packaging examines the packaging industry throughout this region, but in particular in the largest regional economies which are Russia, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Ukraine and Austria. That is not to say that the other countries are forgotten, they are not, but obviously there is less going on. However the fact that there are so many travel related films here is not from holidays but from business trips attending trade fairs around the region. Every packaging trade fair is a new excuse to make another film!

Germany: Russian tour guide leads public through former Stasi prison

Germany: Russian tour guide leads public through former Stasi prison

The doors to the Gedenkstaette Berlin-Hohenschoenhausen, a former German Democratic Republic prison located in Lichtenberg, were opened to Russian speaking visitors on Wednesday, who were given a tour by a former Russian inmate. The prison is notorious for its use by the East German Communist Ministry of State Security, commonly known as the ‘Stasi.’ SOT, Guide (Russian): "I think there are two sides. The first one is a historical side, which the tour aims to explain and show, of the memorial here in Berlin-Hohenschoenhausen, and the second side is a psychological side which is related to my own experiences as a former inmate of the East German Communist Ministry of State Security [Stasi]." Video ID: 20160929-039 Video on Demand: http://www.ruptly.tv Contact: cd@ruptly.tv Twitter: http://twitter.com/Ruptly Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Ruptly

German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) "Der offene Aufmarsch"

German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) "Der offene Aufmarsch"

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