Former KGB spy Elena Vavilova (Elena Vavilova) recalled that she and her companions were sleepers, “completely disguised and adapted” and could “wake up” if necessary.
Barcelona (Europe Press Agency). -Former spy of the Russian National Security Council (KGB) Elena Vavilova (Elena Vavilova) emphasized that during her time as a spy, she and her companions were “sleeper”:
“We are already in the country, perfectly disguised and adapted; at any time, if necessary, we can wake up.”
While accepting the Catalan translation of the fictitious autobiography “El secret de la clandestina” collected by Europa Press, he said in an interview with “VilaWeb” collected by Europa Press that he explained his 25 years as a spy Personal experience and combine it with the novel. : This experience also inspired the “American” series.
Vavilova commented that as a KGB agent, “you must not work illegally in a foreign country and pretend that you are not a wage earner: I don’t think people will make such sacrifices, and this kind of life means not believing that everything we do We cannot do without us unless we believe this is very important to defend your country.”
“The reason why we work is because we belong to an organization and obey orders. But it is clear that this is not just a professional issue. You have to choose your residence and the people you interact with according to your mission, because their whole life revolves around This is going on,” he added.
In addition, he emphasized that this is the effort of the team, each agent is sending information, but the important thing is “the final portrait obtained from everything” so that specific decisions can be made.
“We know that (important decisions) are made based on our work. But I insist on a collective character: there are very good analysts and people who are good at obtaining information from third parties. There are very good people in this field. Everything in business is a scene, a great gear. The KGB is a great organization,” he recalled.
He also insisted that their job was to enable their leaders to “get the best information when making difficult decisions,” and ensured that this was a very distinctive feature of the Soviet intelligence service.
He said: “We are not aggressive. We have defended our country. At any time, we have no intention to change the form of government or the direction of the country where we work.”