The hand that knocked down the dominoes in The Infernal Affairs of the KGB

Lola 2022-07-11 20:34:34

Why did the Soviet Union collapse? Who knocked down this giant domino? "The Infernal Affairs of the KGB" attempts to restore the truth of the event, but history can only be approached by patchwork and conjecture. After all, the operational trajectory of history follows the principles of quantum physics. The influence of the observer on the observed is destined to hide the truth behind the veil of uncertainty.

Vladimir was an officer of the KGB of the Soviet Union, and he was a lieutenant colonel. The relationship between Vladimir and his wife is not good, and they each have an affair. Vladimir loves his son who is about to go to college, but for this only son who loves Western rock music, Vladimir cannot find a common language between the two. Vladimir is a talent that the Soviet Union focused on training, attending the best universities and doing the most important jobs. However, the romantic blood in Vladimir made him fascinated by French literature and French champagne, and also made him choose a peculiar path to express his love for his son and his country: sell state secrets and let the regime fall. Vladimir is not crazy, but his perspective on the world is indeed unusual. He said that in 1917, the Soviet Union was still a monarchy, and the society at that time was like the Middle Ages, but only 40 years later, the Soviet Union became The first country in the world to send humans into the sky. Such a great country is now in a predicament and is struggling. He will use his own strength to push the country, let the regime collapse, and let fresh air and fresh blood flow in. In this life, although he has no chance to see the new Soviet Union, his son will live in a brand new world.

Pierre is a French engineer stationed in the Soviet Union. He and his wife love each other and have a pair of lovely children. Pierre does not have much ambition, he just wants to live happily with his family. However, Pierre's boss, Jacques, was an activist and had close contacts with French intelligence. Vladimir and the French intelligence unit took over, but because most of the French stationed in Russia were on the KGB's list, Pierre, who had a simple background, was sent to Vladimir without knowing it. Mir contact. In this way, Pierre was caught in a dilemma. On the one hand, there are concerns about the safety of personal life and family members, and on the other hand, it is the responsibility to the country and society. Coupled with Vladimir's insistence on only contacting Pierre, Pierre fell into a deep fear, but he was unable to get out of the quagmire.

The information obtained by Pierre was passed on to French President Mitterrand. Mitterrand, a left-leaning former supporter of socialism, is about to appoint a communist minister, a point of great concern to US President Ronald Reagan. In the private meeting between the two, Reagan expressed the opposition of the United States, but the intelligence provided by Mitterrand made Reagan immediately shut up. The intelligence sent by Vladimir several times was related to the United States: the passcode of the White House, the code number of the White House intelligence officers, and the blueprint for the construction of Air Force One. Vladimir's intelligence let the United States know that everything was under the control of the Soviet spy unit, and France gained the qualifications to bargain with the United States by holding the secret trump card of Vladimir.

The critical moment finally arrived, and Vladimir obtained the most important information, which was the list of all Soviet spies in the West. Vladimir handed the microfilm of the list to Pierre, who asked his boss to send him to the Soviet Union to transfer him to New York, and then the list was passed from Mitterrand to Reagan. In any game, there is a final winner. In this game, the final winner is the United States. The CIA also has its own spy in the KGB. For a long time, the spy has never obtained important information. However, by chance, the spy saw Vladimir and Pierre meet in the park, so the United States got Know the identity of this secret ace in the hands of France. It was time for the United States to show its cards. In one fell swoop, the United States tore apart the Soviet Union’s spy network in the West and sold Vladimir to the Soviet Union. France was slapped hard and became a sparring puppet.

In addition to these moves, the United States played its last trump card, Reagan publicly announced the implementation of the "Star Wars Project." During the Cold War, the arms race between the United States and the Soviet Union had already dragged the Soviet economy to the bottom. In order to save the precarious national economy, the Soviet Union kept reducing its armament budget. Before learning about the Star Wars plan, the Soviet Union’s armament budget had already dropped. to 2%. However, Reagan's sudden new policy caught the Soviet Union by surprise, and then Gorbachev immediately raised the armament budget to 12%. The destruction of the espionage network, coupled with the collapse of the country's economy, finally brought the giant Soviet Union to the ground. In 1985, the list of Soviet spies was betrayed, and in 1991, the Soviet Union announced its disintegration. It is said that the real purpose of the "Star Wars Project" was to bring down the Soviet economy.

Following Vladimir's arrest, American spies relayed messages through Pierre's housekeeper, allowing Pierre's family to escape the Soviet Union from the Finnish border in time. After confirming safety, Pierre found CIA officials and asked them to try to rescue Vladimir and his family, but the United States outright refused. Although Vladimir's treasonous behavior brought huge benefits to the United States, saving Vladimir would endanger the American spies in the Soviet Union, not to mention that Vladimir was working for France, and there was no reason for the United States to interfere with this trip. muddy water. Thus, Vladimir was executed in the icy snow.

"The Infernal Affairs of the KGB" is a relatively controversial film. After all, the countries and levels involved are very high. Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin even intervened in the filming of the film. However, the advantage of watching such historical films based on facts is that you can compare past and present changes and judge the merits and demerits of the parties involved. It is relatively easy to judge the merits and demerits of Vladimir. A person who betrayed the country, no matter what the reason, is a perfidious act of treason. In order to achieve his personal ideal, a large number of spies who worked for the country were arrested. It is too selfish and arrogant to decide the fate of thousands of Soviet people from one's own point of view. As for the merits and demerits of Gorbachev, Mitterrand and Reagan, it is much more complicated.

Gorbachev, the man who led the collapse of the Soviet Union, was highly regarded in the West and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1990 (the prize is no longer worth as much as an Ultraman doll due to US President Barack Obama). However, whether the disintegration of the Soviet Union was a last resort to save the Soviet Union's dilapidated economy, or whether the Soviet people were trapped in a state of loss, remains unknown. Mitterrand is the longest-serving president in French history and the first left-wing president. Some people say that Mitterrand led France to modernization, and some people say that Mitterrand created the corruption of French politics. What is certain is that Mitterrand was a construction-loving, scandal-ridden president who died of prostate cancer in 1996. As for Reagan, he was a very special president in American history. Reagan was an actor, and after taking office, he implemented the "small government" doctrine, and dismantled the treasury accumulated in the United States over the past century, but created the vigorous development of enterprises. Reagan's "Star Wars Plan" has proven unrealistic, but it has brought the world's communications technology to an unprecedented level of prosperity and achieved the economic prosperity of the post-Clinton era. During Reagan's tenure, scientists once requested to set up a special fund to invest in Parkinson's disease research, but Reagan rejected it on the grounds that the development of the Star Wars program cost a lot of money. Ultimately, Reagan developed Parkinson's disease and died of the associated sequelae. God, you are so funny.

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