Talk:Aleksandr Mikhailovich Orlov

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In serious need of a rewrite?[edit]

As I understand it the latest scholarship on Orlov essentially discredits most of what was previously thought about him. Not an expert but I think this really needs to be reflected in this article. (talk) 18:15, 5 September 2015 (UTC)

Old talk[edit]

Shouldn't this state that he was in the NKVD at the time of defection? I think that the OGPU had been subsumed into the NKVD by then. Mozzerati 21:59, 2005 Feb 28 (UTC)


Why does he have to names (Orlov and Feldbin)? Shouldn't that be explained? Uly 13:09, 12 January 2006 (UTC)

Question 2[edit]

Why was the paragraph on the transhipment of Spanish Gold removed?

Why Leib?[edit]

Russian & German versions use name Leiba [1][2] I Can 15:14, 27 May 2007 (UTC)

sole external link is bad[edit]

bad link in xternal Links

Should have section devotd to murders of US citizens in Spain - no apology from U Michigan ?

G. Robert Shiplett 13:53, 20 October 2012 (UTC)

Whom did U Michigan murder? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:26, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

Longstanding Claim needs source.[edit]

In the section dealing with the Spanish war, there is a claim that is not supported. It states: "The Republican government had agreed to use this hoard of bullion as an advance payment for Soviet military supplies." I have traced this edit to an IP editor, about 10 years ago. While I have no doubt that this became USSR's position, the alternative is that Russia simply looted the gold from Spain with the assistance of Communists in the Republic. If there was indeed such an agreement, it should be documented. (talk) 17:55, 20 May 2016 (UTC)