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Hannah Bell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-31-10 06:09 AM
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24. Okhrana
The Okhrannoye otdeleniye (Russian: Охранное отделение, meaning Security Section or Security Station), also the Okhrana or Tsarist Okhranka in Western sources, or diminutive Okhranka by those dissatisfied with the tsarist regime, was a secret police force of the Russian Empire and part of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MVD) in late 1800s, aided by Special Corps of Gendarmes.

As the name suggests, the primary purpose of the agency was the security of the tsar and royal family, including, but not limited to, fighting hostile organizations: terrorists ("bombists"), socialists, and revolutionaries.

The task was performed by any means, including covert operations, undercover agents, and "perlustration" reading of private correspondence. Even the Foreign Agency served this purpose. The Okhrank is notoriously known for its agents provocateurs Dr. Jacob Zhitomirsky (a leading Bolshevik and close associate of Vladimir Lenin), Yevno Azef, and Dmitry Bogrov. Of note is the Bloody Sunday event, when imperial guards killed hundreds of unarmed workers who were peacefully marching during a protest organized by an Okhrana agent provocateur, Father Gapon.

The Okhrana tried to compromise labour movement by creating police-run trade unions, the practice known as zubatovshchina. Other controversial activities of the agency included fabrication of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion document and fabrication of the antisemitic Beilis trial.

At the Okhrana buildings (16 Fontanka, Petrograd), there was a secret room entered only by the chief of police and the officer in charge of sorting documents. It was the centre of the secret service. Its basic contents consisted of the filing system on the provocateurs, in which we found over 35,000 names.

At the head of the Socialist-Revolutionary Party and its combat organisation, up to 1909, was the engineer Evno Azev, who from 1890 onwards had been sending reports to the police signed with his own name. Azev was one of the organisers of the executions of Grand Duke Sergei, the minister Plehve and many others...

On the Bolshevik Central Committee, and leading its Duma faction, as we have seen, was the secret agent Malinovsky.

Provocation, when it becomes so widely extended, becomes a danger even to the regime it serves, and above all to the men at the head of this regime. It is known, for example, that one of the highest officials of the Ministry of the Interior, the policeman Rachkovsky, knew and approved of the plans for the execution of Plehve and of Grand Duke Sergei. Stolypin, well informed on this score, was accompanied whenever he went out by the police chief Gerasimov, whose presence he took to be a guarantee against attacks instigated by provocateurs. Stolypin was nonetheless killed by the anarchist Bagrof, who had belonged to the police...

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  -Germany: Who is behind the neo-Nazi march in Duisburg? Hannah Bell  Mar-31-10 01:46 AM   #0 
  - no comments on this? "every seventh functionary of the NDP on the intelligence payroll"?  Hannah Bell   Mar-31-10 03:43 AM   #1 
  - That, Ma'am, Is A Fairly Common Ratio Of Informants To True Believers  The Magistrate   Mar-31-10 04:03 AM   #2 
     - you must have missed the implications of "on the payroll".  Hannah Bell   Mar-31-10 04:04 AM   #3 
     - It Seems To Me, Ma'am, You Read Too Much Into It  The Magistrate   Mar-31-10 04:14 AM   #4 
        - Provocateurs and criminals in the employ of the Brandenburg intelligence service  Hannah Bell   Mar-31-10 04:27 AM   #7 
           - Not A Very Good Piece, Ma'am  The Magistrate   Mar-31-10 04:49 AM   #9 
              - i'd find it easier to read your prose without the overlay of pompous roleplay, sir.  Hannah Bell   Mar-31-10 05:10 AM   #16 
                 - You Chose, Ma'am, To Employ A Single Source, With A Definite Ideological View  The Magistrate   Mar-31-10 05:15 AM   #17 
                    - blah blah blah. i made no such claim of "proof".  Hannah Bell   Mar-31-10 05:44 AM   #18 
                       - Good Luck Convincing Anyone But Yourself Of That, Ma'am  The Magistrate   Mar-31-10 05:50 AM   #19 
                       - don't kid yourself, sir. & i don't make claims i don't believe, as i'm not a political operative.  Hannah Bell   Mar-31-10 05:52 AM   #21 
                          - Of Course Not, Ma'am: It Is Obvious You Have No Particular Political Views At All....  The Magistrate   Mar-31-10 05:59 AM   #23 
                             - whatever you say, magistrate.  Hannah Bell   Mar-31-10 06:27 AM   #31 
                       - cointelpro  Hannah Bell   Mar-31-10 05:50 AM   #20 
                       - Indeed, Sir: None Of This Is New, And Many Others Could Be Adduced  The Magistrate   Mar-31-10 05:57 AM   #22 
                       - whatever you say, magistrate.  Hannah Bell   Mar-31-10 06:12 AM   #25 
                       - Okhrana  Hannah Bell   Mar-31-10 06:09 AM   #24 
                          - US Labor Movement  Hannah Bell   Mar-31-10 06:15 AM   #26 
                             - US: Attorney: FBI trained NJ blogger to incite others  Hannah Bell   Mar-31-10 06:17 AM   #27 
                                - German Intelligence Officers Detained in Kosovo  Hannah Bell   Mar-31-10 06:22 AM   #28 
                                   - A terrible week for German spy agencies  Hannah Bell   Mar-31-10 06:24 AM   #29 
                                      - The CIA's former friend  Hannah Bell   Mar-31-10 06:26 AM   #30 
                                         - Grant Bristow, canadian intelligence & "nazi"  Hannah Bell   Mar-31-10 06:33 AM   #32 
                                            - Elohim city, usa  Hannah Bell   Mar-31-10 06:38 AM   #35 
                                               - Neo-Nazi rally was organized by FBI informant  Hannah Bell   Mar-31-10 06:44 AM   #38 
                       - bwahahahaha.  cali   Mar-31-10 06:37 AM   #34 
                          - whatever you say, cali.  Hannah Bell   Mar-31-10 06:40 AM   #37 
     - Same was true when I was in SDS. We always assumed  Hardrada   Mar-31-10 04:16 AM   #5 
  - in Hannah world there are no racists, there are only exploited workers  cali   Mar-31-10 04:18 AM   #6 
     - In a cali world, people's identity is mystical & inborn, & not a product of their actual  Hannah Bell   Mar-31-10 04:30 AM   #8 
        - um, no dear.  cali   Mar-31-10 04:51 AM   #10 
        - lol. you can read "mystical" in the marxist sense.  Hannah Bell   Mar-31-10 05:03 AM   #13 
        - "no dear" -- how adult.  troubledamerican   Mar-31-10 10:08 PM   #39 
        - Hmm. Hannah vs. Cali. This could be interesting.  howard112211   Mar-31-10 04:52 AM   #11 
           - lol. who's who there? am i the one in kimono?  Hannah Bell   Mar-31-10 05:00 AM   #12 
              - The one in the kimono dies at the end.  howard112211   Mar-31-10 05:04 AM   #14 
                 - so do we all. one's death is unimportant.  Hannah Bell   Mar-31-10 05:07 AM   #15 
                    - Picture is courtesey of Quentin Tarantino/Kill Bill.  hayu_lol   Mar-31-10 06:34 AM   #33 
                       - intelligence recruited anti-war folks in seattle area to blow up the floating bridge in 70s.  Hannah Bell   Mar-31-10 06:39 AM   #36 
                       - Yes, the famous agents-provocateurs!!  Hardrada   Apr-02-10 12:08 AM   #40 

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