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Yuri Alexandrovic Bezmenov, now known as Tomas David Schuman, was born in 1939 in the former Soviet Union and worked as a journalist for Pravda. In this capacity, he secretly worked as an officer for KGB. His true job was to further the aims of communist Russia. After being assigned to a station in India, Bezmenov began to resent the KGB-sanctioned oppression of intellectuals who dissented from Moscow's policies. He decided to defect to the West.
Bezmenov/Schuman is best remembered for his Pro-American Anti-communist lectures and books from the 1980s. n 1984, he gave an interview to G. Edward Griffin. Bezmenov explained in this interview the methods used by the Soviet KGB to secretly subvert the democratic system of the United States.
Tomas D. Schuman authored the book Love Letter to America, W.I.N., Almanac Panorama, Los Angeles 1984, ISBN 0-935090-13-4. In Love Letter to America he writes, "Like a true-life Winston Smith, from the George Orwell book 1984, Tomas Schuman worked for the communist equivalent of Orwell's Ministry of Truth - The Novosti Press Agency (RIA Novosti). Novosti, which means "News" in Russian, exists to produce slanted and false stories to plant in the foreign media. The term for this KGB effort is "disinformation".
Tomas D. Schuman was associated with World Information Network (WIN) located at 31220 La Baya Dr. #110, Westlake, CA 91362. WIN published WIN PANORAMA books and cassettes along with the WIN Panorama Report newsletter. WIN also published under the name WIN Almanac Panorama, or ALmanac. In 1985, Tomas D. Schuman wrote No Novosti is Good News, Almanac, ISBN 0935090177 and in 1986 he wrote World Thought Police, Almanac, ASIN B0007246RO. An order form at the rear of Love Letter To America offers a book called KAL 007 and a cassette called "Radio Moscow" by Schuman.
Yuri Bezmenov (*1939 - +1997), alias "Tomas Shuman", defected to the West in 1970 under the eyes of the KGB, disguised as a Hippie. He had been an important KGB operative in India for many years. His experiences and observations offer a useful and rich lode of lessons for anyone wishing to understand the complexities of modern democracy, and the arts of demagoguery. His directness, and the clarity of his observations are startling. The viewer should beware, however, of losing his mind to bizarre and fantastic conspiracy theories. Although it is true that collusion, secrecy, and intrigue play their part in modern democratic politics, there is no power that is able to "control" events accessible to man. Bezmenov's analysis, therefore, of the power of tyranny to conquer through clandestine means is exaggerated if not understood intelligently. This in no way diminishes the value of his credible testimonies. It at least proves that the "Anti-Communists" knew exactly what the "Communists" thought they were doing.