Vladimir Solovyov has called on the Russian President to reinstate Stalin’s notorious and brutal secret police force SMERSH so as to crush internal opposition to the war in Ukraine.
His remarks came in the wake of Kyiv’s devastating attack on the Kerch bridge on Saturday.
SMERSH, whose motto was ‘Death to Spies’, was a conglomeration of counterintelligence agencies used by Stalin to root out and obliterate those trying to subvert his regime during and after World War II.
The pro-Kremlin propagandist said: “It’s time to remember Soviet military training and act decisively and creatively.
“Not responding to the enemy’s actions, but breaking their plans, striking unexpected blows in directions where the enemy is not expecting them.
“Ukraine should be plunged into dark times. Bridges, dams, railways, thermal power plants and other infrastructure facilities should be destroyed throughout Ukraine.
“The country should switch to a military mode – entirely.
This should include SMERSH making a return. Everything for the front, everything for victory.”
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