Smersh


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Smersh

acronym for Smert Shpionam (Death to Spies), a section of the KGB. [EB, IX: 283]
See: Spying
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In Chapter I, headed, appropriately enough, 'Major Svetlookov', we see the recruitment of Kobrisov's staff by SMERSH.
Vladimov paints a convincing psychological portrait of the "all-seeing" SMERSH agent "Major" Svetlookov (his name means "bright-eyed") with his unclearly defined but ominous power and his crude hail-fellow-well-met, cajoling manner.
Bradlee also passes along a revealing joke: the Post's in-house acronym SMERSH, which stood for stories on "Science, Medicine, Education, Religion, and all that Shit.
It sounds like a pas de deux between Agent 007 and his SMERSH archenemy Rosa Kleb, but it wasn't happening in an lan Fleming novel.
Casino Royale The 1967 Bond spoof film saw Ronnie feature as SMERSH agent Polo.
SKYFALL 12A Every James Bond film is eagerly anticipated by its audience, but Skyfall had the stakes raised by business issues that threatened to do to James Bond what countless bad guys - SPECTRE and SMERSH included - could not.
Casino Royale was the first, introducing Bond in a baccarat game to the death with Le Chiffre, a shady character with ties to the Soviets (and the soon-to-be-infamous SMERSH, replete with idiosyncratic evil geniuses at the helm).
In the West we get the impression that it is like SMERSH with an office headquarters over several floors and a complicated hierarchy.
Hence, we learn now of what the Russians found at Wolf's Lair and how the NKVD and SMERSH (Soviet counterintelligence) safeguarded Hitler's skull and cremated his already partially cremated remains, flushing the ashes down a sewer in Magdeburg, Germany, in 1970.
No, they weren't aware of any SMERSH agents or villainous treasure-hunters in the area.
We could, though, with just a small leap of the imagination, picture Sarah Palin as one of those Bond girls who turns out to be working for SMERSH, the sort of buxom beauty who will blast you with a shotgun the second you shuffle out from under the duvet and head for the bathroom.
His mission: to defeat Soviet operative Le Chiffre at the gaming table before he can recoup the money he embezzled from SMERSH, the Soviet Secret Service.