(THE BLAZE) For those who think that the opening ceremonies at Sochi were simply a tacit nod to Russia’s totalitarian Communist past, think again.

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According to Romanian Lt. Gen. Ion Pacepa, the highest-ranking intelligence officer to ever defect from the Soviet bloc, ”Russia today is the first intelligence dictatorship in history.”

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“The very idea that the Soviet Union was defeated is disinformation in itself. The Soviet Union changed its name and dropped its façade of Marxism, but it remained the same samoderzhaviye, the historical Russian form of autocracy in which a tsar is running the country with the help of his political police…During the Soviet Union, the KGB was a state within the state. Now the KGB is the state.”

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Pacepa made the comments during a lengthy and explosive interview with Blaze Books conducted via e-mail on the former Romanian intelligence officer’s latest book, “Disinformation” (reviewed here), revealing how the Soviet Union employed the strategy to undermine freedom, attack religion and promote terrorism worldwide.

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