Avenir Bennigsen (Template:Lang-ru, real name unknown, maybe Alexandr Petrovich Goglidze, 1912 - after 1996) - a Soviet intelligence agent, colonel, active during and after World War II.

Biography[edit | edit source]

His father was a Georgian, his mother was a Russian noble. In 1934 he has entered the intelligence service. Since 1937 he was illegally acting in Nazi Germany. In Germany, he was a tank commander taking part in the invasion of Poland and France, later Sturmbannführer (major) of SS. In 1941-1944 he worked at an aviation factory in Flossenbürg.

1945 - 1947 - colonel of NKVD, acting in Paris at repatriation commission. 1948 - 1956 and 1963 — 1966 - intelligence agent in Belgium and France.

Later he lived in Israel and died there.

Literature[edit | edit source]

  • (In Russian) А. Шнеер, «Из НКВД в СС и обратно: из рассказов штурмбаннфюрера»[1] Москва, Параллели, 2005, 184 станицы, тираж: 1000 экз., формат: 60х90 1/16, вес: 195 гр., ISBN 5-98831-003-6
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