SMERSH

SMERSH Soviet Army counter-espionage organization begun during World War II, 1953, from Russian abbreviation of smert' shpionam "death to spies." Introduced in English by Ian Flemming.

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  • Smersh — (en russe : « СМЕРШ », prononciation : « SMIERCH ») est la transcription anglophone d un acronyme russe pour « Смерть шпионам ! » (prononciation : « Smiert chpionam ! »), qui… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • SMERSH — (en russe : « СМЕРШ », prononciation : « SMIERCH ») est la transcription anglaise d un acronyme russe pour « Смерть шпионам ! » (prononciation : « Smiert chpionam ! »), qui signifie …   Wikipédia en Français

  • SMERSH — (es la abreviación de SMERt SHpionam (СМЕРть Шпионам), o Muerte a los Espías ) fue el nombre de departamentos de contrainteligencia en la Unión Soviética formada durante la Gran Guerra Patriótica (Segunda Guerra Mundial), para proteger… …   Wikipedia Español

  • SMERSH — var en forkortelse dannet af forbogstaverne for det russiske smert shpionam (død over spionerne). Navnet var valgt af Josef Stalin og betegnede kontraspionageafdelingerne af NKVD. Op til april 1943 var organisationen kendt som den specielle… …   Danske encyklopædi

  • SMERSH — For James Bond s fictional nemesis based on the real Soviet department, see SMERSH (James Bond). SMERSH (Russian: СМЕРШ, acronym of SMERt SHpionam, Russian: СМЕРть Шпионам, English: Death to Spies) was the counter intelligence agency in the Red… …   Wikipedia

  • Smersh —    In April 1943 Joseph Stalin mandated a new counterintelligence service for the People’s Commissariat of Defense. Smersh, an abbreviation of Smert shpiyonam or “Death to Spies,” was created to ensure control of the military, the punishment of… …   Historical dictionary of Russian and Soviet Intelligence

  • SMERSH — SMERSCH (von SMERtj SCHpionam, russisch Смерть шпионам! für „Tod den Spionen“) war ein militärischer Nachrichtendienst der Sowjetunion. Er diente vornehmlich der Spionageabwehr, um „Verräter, Deserteure, Spione und kriminelle Elemente“ dingfest… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • SMERSH — noun Counter intellience organisation attached to Russian army units during World War II …   Wiktionary

  • SMERSH — acronym Abbreviation of Russian phrase meaning Death to the spies …   United dictionary of abbreviations and acronyms

  • Smersh — [smərsh] the popular name for the Russian counterespionage organization responsible for maintaining security within the Soviet armed and intelligence services Origin: abbreviation of Russian Smert shpionam, literally ‘death to spies’ …   Useful english dictionary

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