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Friday, 10 May 2019 17:30

Heydar Aliyev made an invaluable contribution into training of personnel meant for security agencies, legendary intelligence officer Shamil Suleymanov

Heydar Aliyev made an invaluable contribution into training of personnel meant for security agencies, legendary intelligence officer Shamil Suleymanov

The intelligence and counter intelligence veteran of the USSR and Azerbaijan, Chairman of the “Alliance” Public Association of Azerbaijan’s security service veterans, a legendary intelligence officer Shamil Suleymanov has given a video-interview to TELLMANN SHOW.

The interview is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Azerbaijan’s security bodies.  The retired colonel Shamil Suleymanov spoke about his childhood which passed in the years of the Great Patriotic War, and about his official career which started as the USSR’s KGB special agent and rose right up to the head of the counterintelligence department of the Ministry of National Security of Azerbaijan. The veteran spoke about interesting details of some successful operations which practically were set down in letters of gold into history of Azerbaijan’s special services.

A particular emphasis in the interview was given to the role of Azerbaijan’s National Leader Heydar Aliyev in development of the security bodies of the country. “As a Chairman, Heydar Aliyev did much for Azerbaijan’s KGB”, Shamil Suleymanov said. He managed to ensure a gradual increase of the percentage of the Azerbaijanis working in Azerbaijan’s KGB. The initial Azerbaijani contingent used to total around 35-40% while this indicator increased up to 60-65% in the second year. That was an enormous success”.

Shamil Suleymanov said that Heydar Aliyev, when still a Chief of the second counterintelligence department of the KGB of Azerbaijan SSR, twice a month held seminar classes for young staff members in whom he saw a potential. In future, many of these people played a very important role in intelligence and counterintelligence activities of the USSR, and were actively engaged in development and strengthening of security of independent Azerbaijan.

“Heydar Aliyev has done so many good things that calculations fail… He placed a high value on employees, attached much significance to them and gave them right assignments and directions… Andropov, Brejnev respected Heydar Aliyev, his each request and appeal made to Moscow was met right away”, the retired colonel said.

The video interview is available at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAPHiIMT3pc

First Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Caspian European Club Telman Aliyev is the author and the manager of TELLMANN SHOW. TELLMANN SHOW is a joint project of the Caspian European Club and Narimanfilm studio, involving Gate 25.

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