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Viktor Suvorov () is the pen name for Vladimir Bogdanovich Rezun (, ) (born April 20, 1947 in Primorsky Krai), a former Soviet and now British writer of Russian and Ukrainian descent who writes primarily in Russian, as well as a former Soviet spy who defected to the UK. Suvorov made his name writing books about Soviet history, the Soviet Army, GRU, and Spetsnaz. His testimony about the capabilities of the Soviet Special Forces created concern in the West. It contributed to the formation of the Norwegian HV-016, an elite unit equipped to neutralize such a threat if ever deployed on Norwegian soil.

Suvorov's most controversial assertion was that Stalin originally planned to use Nazi Germany as a proxy (the “Icebreaker”) against the West. For this reason Stalin provided material and political support to Adolf Hitler, while at the same time preparing the Red Army to “liberate” the whole of Europe from Nazi occupation. Suvorov argued that Hitler lost World War II the moment he attacked Poland: not only was he going to war with the Allies, but it was only a matter of time before the Soviet Union would seize the opportune moment to attack him from the rear. This left Hitler with no choice but to direct a preemptive strike at the Soviet Union, while Stalin's forces were redeploying from a defensive to an offensive posture, providing Hitler with an important initial tactical advantage. But this was strategically hopeless since the Germans now had to fight on two fronts, a mistake Hitler himself had identified as Germany's undoing in the previous war. In the end, Stalin was able to achieve some of his objectives by establishing Communist regimes in Eastern Europe, China, and North Korea. According to Suvorov, this made Stalin the primary winner of World War II.

Suvorov's assertions remain a matter of debate among historians. While most agree that Stalin made extensive preparations for an upcoming war and exploited the military conflict in Europe to his advantage, the assertions that Stalin planned to attack Nazi Germany in the summer of 1941, and that Operation Barbarossa was a preemptive strike by Hitler, are generally discounted.

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Total Books: 44
The Chief Culprit Stalin's Grand Design to Start World War II
2013 - The Chief Culprit Stalin's Grand Design to Start World War II (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781591148067
ISBN-10: 1591148065
Genre: History

Icebreaker Who Started the Second World War
2010 - Icebreaker Who Started the Second World War (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780955274411
ISBN-10: 0955274419

Chief Culprit Stalin's Grand Design to Start World War II
2008 - Chief Culprit Stalin's Grand Design to Start World War II [Blue Jacket Bks] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781591148388
ISBN-10: 1591148383
Genre: History

Stalin Hitler la rivoluzione bolscevica mondiale
2000 - Stalin Hitler La Rivoluzione Bolscevica Mondiale (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9788877705587
ISBN-10: 8877705582

SPETSNAZ The Inside Story Of The Special Soviet Special Forces
1990 - Spetsnaz the Inside Story of the Special Soviet Special Forces (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780671689179
ISBN-10: 0671689177
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History

Spetsnaz The Story of the Soviet SAS
1989 - Spetsnaz the Story of the Soviet Sas (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780586203255
ISBN-10: 0586203257

Spetsnaz The Inside Story of the Soviet Special Forces
1988 - Spetsnaz the Inside Story of the Soviet Special Forces (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780393026146
ISBN-10: 0393026140
Genre: History

The Liberators
1988 - The Liberators (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780425106310
ISBN-10: 0425106314

Spetsnaz The story behind the Soviet SAS
1987 - Spetsnaz the Story Behind the Soviet Sas (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780241119617
ISBN-10: 0241119618

1987 - Aquarium (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780586068793
ISBN-10: 0586068791

Inside the Aquarium The Making of a Top Soviet Spy
1987 - Inside the Aquarium the Making of a Top Soviet Spy (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780425094747
ISBN-10: 042509474X
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.

Soviet Military Intelligence
1986 - Soviet Military Intelligence (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780586065969
ISBN-10: 0586065962
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction

Inside Soviet Military Intelligence
1985 - Inside Soviet Military Intelligence (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780425082775
ISBN-10: 0425082776
Genre: History
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

Aquarium The career and defection of a Soviet military spy
1985 - Aquarium the Career and Defection of a Soviet Military Spy (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780241115459
ISBN-10: 0241115450
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History

Inside the Soviet Army
1984 - Inside the Soviet Army (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780425071106
ISBN-10: 0425071103
Genre: History
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.

The liberators My life in the Soviet Army
1983 - The Liberators My Life in the Soviet Army (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780393017595
ISBN-10: 0393017591
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History

Rasskazy Osvoboditelia [Russian Edition] (Paperback)
[Akvarium Russian Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781870128100
ISBN-10: 1870128109

Vybor [Russian Edition] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9785150003156
ISBN-10: 5150003158

Ochishchenie (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9785170005529
ISBN-10: 5170005520

Samoubiistvo Zachem Gitler napal na Sovetskii Soiuz
Samoubiistvo Zachem Gitler Napal Na Sovetskii Soiuz (Other)
ISBN-13: 9785170031191
ISBN-10: 517003119X
Genres: History, Nonfiction

Istina Dorozhe Poslednyaya Respublika Svyatoe Delo
Istina Dorozhe Poslednyaya Respublika Svyatoe Delo (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9785170545735
ISBN-10: 5170545738

Razgrom [Defeat] (Hardcover)
Osvoboditel' [Russian laguage addition] (Paperback)
Akvarium [Russian Edition] (Other)Paperback
Ledokol Den M [Russian Edition] (Other)
Posledniaia Respublika [pochemu Sovetskii Soiuz proigral Vtoruiu mirovuiu voinu - Russian Edition] (Other)
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