KGB - Border Mission on the Prut River

16 august 2018

KGB - Border Mission on the Prut River

1987-1990. Last years of Soviet Empire, the USSR. Inspired by the example of national liberation movements, condemning of Soviet occupation and independence, which started up in Baltic States, Nation Revival Movement began to bubble at the other end of the Soviet Union on the border that was on Prut, in Chisinau. Guided by intellectuals, who were in universities in the capital of MSSR, young people in Chisinau, mostly students, launched more and more clear and strong calls and requests to awaken Romanian national consciousness and oppose Soviet occupation. These processes were a deathly danger for the USSR. They destabilized the Soviet colossus, threatened by the enlargement of the national liberation wave in other Soviet republics subordinate to Moscow.  Soviet secret services, KGB and GRU, followed attentively the events that threatened the Soviet Empire and mobilized to the maximum to intervene to counter them.

January 15, 1988. Young people gathered at the bust of the great Romanian poet Mihai Eminescu in the centre of Chisinau to pay tribute to the poet decide to continue meetings. Marked by the ideas of national revival, young people meet repeatedly in the same place. Gradually the meetings became regular and a new location was established, Summer Theatre from the "Komsomol Lake" Park (presently the park is called "Valea Morilor" (Mill Valley)). Thus, the "Alexei Mateevici" Society was established, the first formalized national liberation movement from Chisinau.



Inspired by the enthusiasm of intellectual elite from Chisinau, Grigore Vieru, Gheorghe Ghimpu, Dumitru Matcovschi, singers Ion and Doina Aldea-Teodorovici etc, Moldovan young people begin to display not just the idea of fight against Soviet occupation, but also the unionist ideal and the return to natural Romanian realm, where Basarabia was torn from following forced annexation and military occupation by USSR in 1940, based on Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. The first contacts with the intellectuals from the other bank of Prut appear, as well as contacts with the "generation in jeans" of Adrian Paunescu's "Flacara"(Flame) society, which supported unionist claims of Basarabian brothers.  Moldovan young people begin to deny the signs of the Soviet state and come out into streets with Romanian Tricolor. Their demand was to break Moldova off the Soviet Union and return to Romanian realm. KGB, GRU and Soviet militia mobilize and begin to work intensely to counter the risks to USSR's security generated by national liberation wave.

August 27, 1989. National liberation wave, generated by young unionists, mobilizes Moldovans to the first Great National Assembly, where they demanded that Romanian based on Latin script gets the status of state language, Molotov - Ribbentrop Pact is denounced, and that Moldova breaks off the USSR and joins Romania. Following the Great National Assembly, a few days after it, on August 31, 1989, the Supreme Soviet (parliament) in Chisinau approves the replacement of Russian as state language with Romanian, based on Latin script. It was the first victory with regard to the Soviet Empire, which made young people even more enthusiastic.

Young unionists begin to face an increasingly intense opposition of the repressive machine of the Soviet militia, which tried to use force to stop national revival wave. Militia begins to arrest young people, and the KGB prosecutes and intimidates them. Many of them are expelled from the universities. 

November 7, 1989Young people organize a large-scale protest in front of the building of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of MSSR, run by minister Vladimir Voronin at that time. Young people's protest culminates into violence between young people and militia.

Being obviously bothered by national liberation waves that threatened stability of the USSR, following the task set by Kremlin, KGB, GRU and Soviet militia from Moscow begin to think about ways to recruit young people from rebellious republics. Such young people would be loyal to Soviet Empire and become a counterforce for the national liberation movement, be infiltrated in universities and young people's movements, having diversionary missions.

December 1989. In the XI „B” form of the Russian-Moldovan Secondary School no 4 in Causeni there is a young student. komsomol member, Vasiloi Rossian Nikolaevich (note the suggestive name!), born on 18th of March 1973, son of Vasiloi Nikolai Gheorghevich, reporting to minister Vladimir Voronin, deputy chief of ROVD, district directorate of internal affairs in Causeni, i.e. district militia (see picture).

Precisely in the same period of time, in exactly the same town in the East of MSSR, Causeni, also in the XIth form of the Russian Secondary School, another young member of Komsomol studied, just 2 months younger than Rossian. The young man's name is Platon Veaceslav Nikolaevich, born on the 24th of January 1973. The two young men, part of the same generations and having similar views, got to know each other and became friends thanks to komsomol, sports competitions and activities organized by komsomol organization in town. Shortly after, the friendship of the two youngsters, started in the small town of Causeni, would continue in another Soviet institution, a much more serious one, where the two fellow komsomol members would land. The two friends followed very different paths to the same institution, but they used the same doors to get in: Soviet militia and „voenkomat”, Soviet Army's military comissioner’s office.

January 23, 1990. Young Rossian, aged just 16, files an application (see DOC) in perfect Russian, handwritten, to military comissioner of Soviet Army in Causeni district, colonel V. Grab. At that time, "voenkomat", military comissioner's office, was the first institution where the army and Soviet force institutions would come in contact with young people from the USSR, the place where the selecton for further recruitment into various Soviet military subdivisions occurred. In his application, the young man asked for enrollment into the Higher Command School of Border Guards in Moscow, under the KGB (National Security Committee) of the USSR.

Rossian Vasiloi attaches to the application an „Autobiography” (see DOC), also in Russian, which looks more like a confession, pointing out that in November 1987 he became a member of VLKSM, Union of Communist Young People, the young wing of the Soviet Communist Party, and that his father, Nikolai Gheorghevich Vasiloi, is deputy head of ROVD in Causeni and member of Soviet Communist Party. Rossian Vasiloi also mentions that „neither he himself, nor his parents, have been tried, have travelled abroad from the USSR, and during the Great Patriotic War they have not been prisoners or interned in services”.

Using the language and style of an informant's report, Rossian provides details about each member of his family. On the same day, January 23, 1990, "voenkom" accepts the application of the komsomol member and creates a personal file, which he sends for verification to Chisinau, to KGB of MSSR.

May 7, 1990. KGB from Chisinau issues a written confirmation in Russian, signed by deputy chair of KGB of MSSR, Major General A.I Maloman (see DOC). The document states that „according to Instructions approved by Order no 0330 of 1978 of the Chair of KGB of USSR”, case file of candidate Vasiloi Rossian, no E-188938, marked „CLASSIFIED”  (see DOC below), „member of komsomol organisation VLKSM”, was subject to „total special verification”. Pursuant to verification carried out by KGB, "no materials that would compromise him or his closest relatives were obtained".



Consequently, according to the document signed by the KGB general, Vasiloi Rossian was examined by „medical and military commission” at KGB of MSSR and ultimately by the „recruitment commission at KGB of MSSR”. Recruit Rossian Vasiloi was invited to the above-mentioned KGB committee and was approved to be recruited to KGB of the USSR, recommended as an individual, who "behaved positively at school, was active in class, a quick learner with a well developed memory, attentive in practical classes, direct and honest, accomplishing objectives due to insistence and hard work". The commission also mentioned that the recruit „is resilient to negative influence”, „enjoys respect of his class-mates, takes active part in komsomol's life, having a leading position of „komsorg” (organizer) in the organization” and in the „committee of komsorgs” (governing body of the komsomol organization) he is responsible for physical training of komsomol members”.

Thus, the recruitment committee KGB of MSSR accepted Rossian Vasiloi, who has just turned 17, to KGB of the USSR and selected him to study at Higher Command School of Border Guards of KGB from Moscow, "holder of Red Flag and of Order of October Revolution'".  

While Rossian Vasiloi chose consciously to join the KGB, his komsomol friend from the Russian school in Causeni, Veaceslav Platon, decided to become a lawyer. That is what we found out from his classmates, the ones we could talk to. They told us that Slava (the way they called Platon at school) was a smart, crafty and special boy. He enjoyed propagandistic movies made in the USSR about Soviet militia that would always win the battle with criminals.  Slava would often notice the gaps that the criminals missed in movies, mistakes that allowed militia to catch them. However, even though he wanted it very much, Slava Platon will not make it to become a qualified lawyer...

The first serious obstacle in the path of his plans to become a lawyer was the military service. In the USSR, even if you were a student, you would still not avoid mandatory enlistment in Soviet Army, no postponement or cancellation.  The young komsomol member Veaceslav Platon did not intend to waste time on that. Having received a notification from "voenkomat" in Causeni, the one where Rossian Vasiloi filed his application to join the KGB on Janyary 23, 1990, Veaceslav Platon comes up with a plan that would free him from the draft and trick Soviet Army. He decides to forge his military service book to avoid the enlistment.

The young man thought that his plan was perfect, but the "voenkomat" in Causeni quickly discovered it, and Veaceslav Platon ended up with a criminal case for use of forged documents. Now Slava's plan to become a lawyer was under an even greater threat. Having a criminal record, one had no chance not only to work in jurisprudence, prosecution or militia, but also to study law.

However, the new KGB directives, to recruit young people who would be used to counter National Liberation Movement from Chisinau, made people in "voenkomat" and militia in Causeni consider recruitment of the young forger particularly for these activities.  Besides the qualities of the future recruit and his wish to study law, there was also a good basis for recruitment: the young man could be blackmailed with the criminal case opened against him. Shortly after, "voenkom", military commissioner from Causeni, would send to KGB of MSSR another personal file: that of Rossian Vasiloi's komsomol mate, Veaceslav Platon.

August 3, 1991. Just 3 weeks before the independence of the Republic of Moldova from the USSR is proclaimed, Veaceslav Platon, his criminal case concealed with the involvement of KGB, recommended by his overseers for infiltration with diversionary mission into university environment where the national liberation movement was bubbling, becomes a student at School of Law at the State University of Moldova (see DOC).

August 19, 1991. The coup in Moscow. Radical communists in the leadership of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union create the State Committe for Emergency Situation and attempt a military coup to take over power in the USSR. Vladimir Kriuchkov, the chairman of KGB, was also part of this committee. Even though the majority of militia leader in MSSR boycotted the putsch, Vasiloi Nikolai Gheorghevich, who has been tranferred into the position of Head of ROVD in Cantemir, was among those who executed orders of the Committee from Moscow on the day of the coup, mobilized their personnel on alarm and made them available to putschists. The coup failed, and a few days after, on August 27, 1991, MSSR declares its independence from the Soviet Empire. It was the birth of the Republic of Moldova.

March 2, 1992. The Republic of Moldova becomes a member of the UN and at the same time is subject to military agression from the Russian Federation, legal successor of the USSR, which did not want to lose its influence in the region. Using GRU and KGB, Russia starts separatism in Tiraspol, on the left bank of Nistru, and provokes war on Nistru.

July 1, 1992. President of the Republic of Moldova Mircea Snegur forces the pro-Western prime-minister Valeriu Muravschi to resign and designates as prime-minister the pro-Russian Andrei Sangheli, a former member of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, exponent of the "Viata Satului (Village Life)" parliamentary faction, which in October 1991 turns into Agrarian Democratic Party of Moldova and becomes tough opposition to the supporter of the National Liberation Movement, pro-Western and unionist "Front Popular(People's Front)". The action interpreted by many historians as betrayal was the condition imposed by Russia for a cease-fire agreement in the war on Nistru. Thus, on July 21, 1992, president Snegur and president of Russia Boris Eltsin sign a cease-fire agreement in Moscow.

Meanwhile, KGB agent Veaceslav Platon, infiltrated as a law student at SUM, excelled and performed as informant. State University of Moldova was an oasis of the National Liberation Movement in Chisinau, which gave many of its leaders and state officials, among them being the Speaker of the Parliament Alexandru Mosanu, a former dean of School of History at MSU. Thus, the information reported by Veaceslav Platon was particularly useful for KGB in identifying the most active professors and students supporting pro-Romanian movement and hostile to Moscow, and in neutralizing them using various methods and ways.

The overseers noted and appreciated his performance. KGB colonel resident in Chisinau, Oleg Efimovich Podolko, grew quite fond of Platon at that time.



It is to this curator that Veaceslav Platon's destiny would become linked to, and in a few years' time the destiny of his friend, komsomol mate from Causeni and now colleague at work, Rossian Vasiloi, as well, for the next 25 years...

Born on July 31, 1949, in Izyaslav, Hmelnitsk region, Ukrainian SSR, Podolko first worked as a laboratory assistant at Munitions Research Institute in Leningrad (presently Saint-Petersburg). He graduated from school of engineering and economy of Polytechnical Institute „S. Lazo” in Chisinau (presently Technical University of Moldova). Then he got into Soviet politics, at Higher Party School of the CC of Party of Communists of Soviet Union in Moscow.

It is their that Podolko was recruited, back in 1970s, to join Russian secret services, the same KGB where in 1990 the young Rossian Vasiloi and Veaceslav Platon from Causeni ended up. He had good knowledge of Ukraine, his motherland, and of Moldova, since he studied in Chisinau before, and KGB sent Podolko on a mission to the capital of Moldova. He had diversionary economic tasks, as well as tasks related to funding Kremlin's projects in Chisinau and Kiev. He had several leading positions in the Communist Party of MSSR. He first worked as an economist and then the headquarters in Moscow made him president of the Industry and Constructions Bank of MSSR, turned in 1991 into MoldovaIndConBank, and later into MoldIndConBank. Podolko was also in control of another bank in Chisinau, InvesPrivatBank.

While some agents of Russian secret services were trained to become killers, who would neutralize live targets upon curator's order, colonel Oleg Podolko, specialized in KGB's economic and financial matters, saw in Veaceslav Platon qualities that would make him an economic killer. The young agent was to become instrumental in the dirtiest orders that Podolko would receive from Moscow, not just to fund Russian agents in Chisinau and Kiev, but also commit economic diversions against Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova, in his jurisdiction.

Following KGB's best traditions, Russian-Ukrainian-Moldovan curator Oleg Podolko begins preparing his agent, by making a fake passport on the name of Veaceslav Platon. In 1992, neither Moldova, nor Ukraine had their own passports yet, and Soviet passports were in use temporarily. A stamp applied in the passport confirmed citizenship. Thus, besides the Soviet passport that had the stamp "citizen of the Republic of Moldova", Platon also receives from Podolko a fake Soviet passport, with a stamp „citizen of Ukraine”, with permanent address in the Ukrainian region of Jitomir, issued back in 1990, when Platon barely turned 17 and was still in the XIth form of Russian secondary school in Causeni.Both of his parents were born on the territory of the Republic of Moldova and only lived there (Stefan Voda and Causeni districts). In 10 years time, in 2002, based on this fake Soviet passport, Veaceslav Platon will receive another fake Ukrainian passport, where he appears as „Kobalev Veaceslav Mikolayovich”, name borrowed from Elina Kobaleva, Russian woman from Chisinau who Platon married in 2001. Ukrainian authorities confirm that this passport is fake, issued illegally (see DOC).



February 4, 1993. Communist nomenclaturist Petru Lucinschi, former secretary of the Communist Party of Soviet Union, appointed ambassador of the Republic of Moldova in Moscow in 1992, becomes speaker of the parliament in Chisinau, replacing Alexandru Mosanu, pro-Western and unionist. Thus, special services from Moscow accomplish what they wanted: break the wave of the National Liberation Movement in Chisinau, remove the pro-Westerners from power, as well as the risk of Moldova reuniting with Romania. Not even two years after the proclamation of independence of Moldova, Moscow has total control over power in Chisinau back in its hands.

March 29, 1993. Young Veaceslav Platon quickly realised that student's life and being in lecture halls and libraries are not his cup of tea, and so did Oleg Podolko. He was sick and tired of getting in touch with SUM because of his recruit who would not come to classes or pass exams. He moved Platon, who successfully passed the "probation period" and proved loyalty to KGB in his missions in SUM, from the position of an informant in university environment to other field activities, muh more interesting for him, the ones he was trained for, the activities of an economic killer.

Since he has not turned up to pass winter exams, second year law student Veaceslav Platon is expelled from SUM (see DOC)

1994. Being just 21 years old and having no higher education, Veaceslav Platon is designated deputy president at MoldIndConBank, where the president was his curator Oleg Podoliko, and at InvestPrivatBank, the other bank in Chisinau that was under KGB’s control. Moreover, the young failed lawyer's curator introduces him to the entourage of the prime-minister of the Republic of Moldova Andrei Sangheli, exponent of the pro-Russian party of "agrarians", funded and coordinated by Podolko. Having left the banks in Chisinau in safe hands of his subordinate, FSB colonel Podolko goes back to Cuba, where he has been negotiating an economic agreement between the USSR (later Russia) and its satelite communist state since 1989.

June 20, 1994. Meanwhile, Rossian Vasiloi successfully graduates from the Higher Command School of Border Guards in Moscow, under the KGB, reorganized into FSB. Lieutenant General V. Botantsev, commander of military unit no 2462 in Moscow sends him back to Chisinau with a letter bearing a stamp with the coats of arms of Russia, making the graduate available to the same KGB, meanwhile reorganized inot MSN, Ministry of National Security of the Republic of Moldova. According to the diploma (see DOC), Vasiloi received training, including patriotic training, following the best traditions of KGB school.



June 25, 1994. Minister of National Security in Chisinau awards military rank of lieutenant to the graduate of the KGB school in Moscow and sends him to serve on Prut, picket of border guards no 21 in Cotul Morii, near Leusheni customs point, in position of deputy chief of picket, responsible for work with staff, training and education of border guards.  Thus, the two komsomol mates from Causeni meet again in Moldova, already an independent country, but again subordinate to Moscow, being colleages in the same special service from Moscow, FSB, both having collaborator files marked „CLASSIFIED”.

Meanwhile, as Rossian Vasiloi was busy studying at KGB (FSB) school in Moscow, Veaceslav Platon managed to advance his career well enough, without even a certificate of incomplete higher education. Platon was already driving expensive cars and had his hands on dollars, lots of dollars, which would make anyone envious, both in Causeni and in Chisinau, as Moldova was struck by terrible poverty at that time, caused by blows that KGB gave to economies of former Soviet countries. You probably still do remember the infamous "tickets" for food and "coupons" that would lose their value faster than they were printed...

Impressed by his colleague's success and well-being, officer Rossian Vasiloi, a state employee, got easily under the influence of Veaceslav Platon. From now on, their performance and careers would develop symmetrically, their rises and falls depending on the influence of curator Oleg Podolko on the power in Chisinau.

January 15, 1996. Minister of NS awards the next rank to Vasiloi and he becomes senior lieutenant. It is extremely interesting that in the CLASSIFIED file of Rossian Vasiloi from FSB in Moscow, which got into our hands, started back in Soviet times (judging by its cover), there is his picture in uniform with the rank of senior lieutenant already. (see picture) It confirms that he had permanent connection to FSB in Moscow after coming back to Moldova. Meanwhile, in Moscow, curator Oleg Podolko is designated first deputy director general at „Roszagransobstvennosti”, institution responsible for managing property owned by Russian state abroad, part of the Administrative Directorate of the President of Russian Federation.

March 30, 1998. Rossian Vasiloi, following the order of minister of NS, receives the rank of captain and is promoted to the position of chief of border guards picket no 17 on Prut, directorate Leova, Toceni. In a year, the same minister of national security will sign the identity document for the non-staff, komsomol mate and colleague of Rossian, Veaceslav Platon. Meanwhile, Platon gets elected as municipal councilor in Chisinau based on party lists of "agrarians", a pro-Russian political project, also funded by his curator Podolko.

April 4, 2001. Officers from police commissioner's office in Buiucani arrest Veaceslav Platon under criminal case no 2001030585 It is a first ever case of being handcuffed for Platon. He is charged with use of forged documents, robbery, unauthorized possession of weapons and organisation of attempted murder of one of his "business" partners. When they arrested him, police officers found on him an ID of „non-staff member” of Ministry of National Security (KGB's successor in Chisinau)! Security and Intelligence Service confirmed authenticity of the ID (see DOC), issued to Veaceslav Platon on May  10, 1999, however, they say that in 2000, when Ministry of National Security was reorganized into Security and Intelligence Service, which also meant that they broke away from KGB, „Veaceslav Platon was excluded from the category of non-staff members”.

Platon's problems still did not last long. Veaceslav Platon, who was not known to the public yet, solves his problems easily being helped by curator Podolko and millions of FSB's dollars that he managed. Even though the arrest warrant was valid until June 3, 2001, Veaceslav Platon is free less than a month after the arrest, based on the decision of judge from Buiucani district court Aurel Colenco (see DOC). It is then, back in 2001, when the long and fruitful friendship between Platon and the judge that freed him would begin.



June 21, 2001. Few time after Platon is freed, Rossian Vasiloi, who is already a major, is promoted again, moving from Prut to the Eastern border and becoming deputy head of guard directorate at Palanca border, with competences in Causeni district, where the two komsomol mates have spent their childhood. It is a „coincidence” (pay attention to such coincidences as there will be more and more of them further!) that this was exactly the area where Veaceslav Platon started large-scale meat smuggling.

Meanwhile, after Maidan in November 2004 and "Orange Revolution", the pro-Russian Leonid Kuchma and Viktor Yanukovich lost power, and the pro-Western politician Viktor Yushchenko became the president of Ukraine. Moreover, Russia began losing influence on communist government in Chisinau as well. Even though Vladimir Voronin came into power with pro-Russian messages, in 2003 he made Vladimir Putin's plane that already took off for Chisinau return, as the Kozak Plan of federalization of the Republic of Moldova, proposed by Moscow, was precluded. Thus, the communist leader from Chisinau fell into disgrace with Russia and announced for the first time integration into European Union as priority for the Republic of Moldova, kick-starting RM-EU Action Plan and launching GUAM, which Kremlin considered hostile, together with leaders from Georgia, Ukraine and Azerbaijan. 

Consequently, Kremlin, visibly bothered by the rebellious communist leader from Chisinau, sets up the first change of power in Moldova, that was to be a coup d'etat after parliamentary elections in 2005. Owing to the support of Romanian president Traian Basescu, Ukrainian president Viktor Yushchenko, Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili, as well as to the prompt reaction of Ukrainian and Moldovan special services, who managed to block in Bulboaca station a whole train full of subversives sent from Moscow right before the elections, Russia's plans failed and Vladimir Voronin kept power. Immediately after the elections, together with the pro-Western president from Kiev Viktor Yushchenko, president Voronin asked the EU to send a border assistance mission, which would control Transnistrian region.  

May 5, 2005. Immediately after the elections in March 2005 and the failure of coup d'etat that Russian special services attempted in Chisinau, Veaceslav Platon begins to have problems and is forced to escape to Kiev for a while. At the same time, Rossian Vasiloi's career gets shaky as well, again by "coincidence". He is now "under the Human Resource unit of the Border Guards Service".

However, curator Oleg Podolko, just back from the mission in Cuba and designated director general in „Maryino” Russian President's Resort (Kursk region), already an FSB general, assisted by Mark Tkaciuk, manages to tame Vladimir Voronin. The two generals, one from Soviet militia and the other one from FSB, grow close. On July 14, 2009, Voronin was to award „Ordinul de Onoare”(Order of Honour) of the Republic of Moldova to the FSB general (see DOC). Thus, Veaceslav Platon comes back and starts even more intense attacks against economic security of Moldova and Ukraine.

July 4, 2005. Again, by "coincidence", Rossian Vasiloi's problems vanish. Moreover, his career enjoys spectacular development, already lieutenant-colonel Vasiloi becoming head of administration of director general at Border Guards Service! (see DOC) Thus, Vasiloi would gain access to all information, including classified, related to border security of the Republic of Moldova, centralized for management of the institution.

Information from the border on Prut became particularly important for FSB after March 29, 2004, when Romania joined NATO, being also at an advanced stage of EU accession negotiations, accession scheduled for January 1, 2007. Vasiloi, having full access to information at border, was FSB's eyes and ears at the Eastern border of NATO and EU. The information about Moldovan dispositions and tactics to control border with Ukraine, particularly in Transnistrian area, were of great interest to Moscow, as Russian occupation troops were still there from Soviet times, as well as the separatist regime that Russia supported.

Rossian Vasiloi goes to "Linguata", school of foreign languages, for an intensive course of English, which he graduates on August 1, 2005. He will need English not just for his career at border, but also for his further missions.

Besides collecting and passing to Moscow information from inside the border control institution in Chisinau, Vasiloi had another important mission - recruit new agents for FSB. On September 1, 2009, 18 years after the declaration of independence of the Republic of Moldova from Moscow, and exactly at the time when a pro-European governing alliance was shaped in Chisinau, being the head of Administration of Border Guards's Service director general, Vasiloi sends to Moscow, to exactly the same school that he graduated from in 1994, which was renamed into FSB's Academy of Border Guards, a Moldovan border guard named Gheorghe Petic. Please do remember this name. The Moldovan border guard officer accepts to become an agent of Russia's intelligence service, which is confirmed by FSB (see DOC).



December 30, 2009. After Voronin's communists were removed from power, the story of swift fall in the career repeats. Rossian Vasiloi is again "under Human Resources Directorate, pursuant to reorganization of staff"!

The problem is solved again by Veaceslav Platon, who, assisted by Oleg Podolko and FSB, becomes member of the Parliament after parliamentary elections in 2009, being on the party list of "Moldova Noastra(Our Moldova)" Alliance, for 1 000 000,00 USD (he himself boasted about this in a TV studio in Chisinau). Being a member of the Parliament, he is immune to criminal prosecution and provides all FSB agents the necessary cover in the Alliance for European Integration.

February 23, 2010. Again, by "coincidence", Rossian Vasiloi returns into position of head of Administration of Director General of Border Guards Service, which went to Vlad Filat's LDPM in the AEI. The connections between him and Veaceslav Platon, as well as their common "business, are described in plenty of details here.

April 5, 2010. Recruit Gheorghe Petic graduates excellently from courses of FSB Academy in Moscow, majoring in recruitment techniques. He comes back to Moldova to become an instructor at Border Guards Service College, a position strategically important for recruitment of FSB agents and for collecting intelligence from former students about realities at border.



June 29, 2012. Moldovan border control institution breaks away from the Soviet past and reforms itself following the European model. Border Police, under Ministry of Internal Affairs, is set up. Rossian Vasiloi ends up „in reserve”.

September 6, 2012. Veaceslav Platon again interferes to "solve problems" his friend and FSB colleague is facing. He contacts Vlad Filat again, and the latter makes use of his influence through minister of interior Dorin Recean and makes Rossian Vasiloi, who was already a coloneldeputy head of the Border Police Department, the highest position he has ever had at border.

. Special Order: "Become Patriots!" 

October 1, 2013.  Severe problems begin for Veaceslav Platon. Prosecutor General's Office begins to work on the criminal case related to "Russian Laundromat". Veaceslav Platon escapes to Kiev again. Rossian Vasiloi resigns on his own initiative from the position of deputy head of Border Police. After 23 years at border, he receives a new mission from Moscow headquarters: infiltrate into civil society. People in former Soviet countries know very well what the phrase "there is no such thing as a former" means when applied to people who were part of special structures.

Again, by "coincidence", Gheorghe Petic, his recruit who graduated from FSB Academy in 2010, also resigns on his own initiative. The fact that Vasiloi resigned did not mean that he left the border. He gets involved into external assistance projects, provided by EU and USA to Border Police in Chisinau. English courses (in 2005) turned very useful to him.   He does not lose contact with realities beyond Border Police. Thus, the vastly experienced agent was a very important source of strategic information for FSB.

At the same time, Rossian Vasiloi becomes more actively involved in life of civil society in Chisinau. The young communist, Veaceslav Platon's former komsomol mate and FSB colleague declared himself a strong supporter of unionism. He takes active part in unionist marches. By the way, soon in an interview Veaceslav Platon would also call himself a unionist. It is nothing but the infamous tactics of camouflage and infiltration to confuse the enemy, developed for Russian secret services by Iosif Stalin and Lavrentii Beria back at their time. Rossian Vasiloi becomes an opinion former, an expert in security policies, specialized in Transnistrian problem, at IDIS "Viitorul" NGO, where there also were other people, close to Veaceslav Platon.

His presence in public space is particularly noticeable when national security is discussed. His approach abounds in intelligence collected inside Border Police and information about separatism in the Transnistrian area of the Republic of Moldova. Declared a patriot with pro-European views, FSB agent Rossian Vasiloi appears more and more often at protests organized by unionists in front of the Embassy of Russian Federation in Chisinau, where he demans withdrawal of Russian occupation troops from the left bank of Nistru.



February 12, 2014.While Veaceslav Platon is trying to revenge for the "Russian Laundromat" criminal case by breaking pro-European parliamentary majority (the infamous operation aiming to corrupt members of the parliament), the Republic of Moldova opens a consular office in the Russian city of Sochi. Through Platon's intervention, on instructions from Vlad Filat, MAEIE being under LDPM, Platon's curator, FSB general Oleg Podolko (decorated not just by Voronin, but also in 2011, after the Russian-Georgian military conflict, by the president of the South Osetia separatist "republic", who awarded him with "Drujba"(friendship) Order) becomes honorary consul of the Republic of Moldova in Russian Federation.

A few weeks after Russia would annex Crimea and start war in Donbass against Ukraine. Consul of the Republic of Moldova, FSB general Oleg Podolko, becomes of Territorial Directorate of the President of Russian Federation in the annexed Crimea!

However, FSB's plans failed in Chisinau. The tandem Veaceslav Platon – Mark Tkaciuk fails to take control over Party of Communists, and Kremlin turns out a failure in parliamentary elections in November 2014. As Renato Usatii's party was removed from the electoral race, Renato Usatii being under FSB, Moscow fails again to build a pro-Russian government in Chisinau and AEI-3 appears.

Consequently, in 2015, FSB orchestrates in Chisinau street protests of pro-Russian opposition lead by Igor Dodon and Renato Usatii, finded generously by Veaceslav Platon using the money from Russian Laundromat and Chisinau Billiandromat. On January 20, 2016, protests culminated into a failed attempt to assault the building of the parliament, following the precedent of April 7, 2009. Felix Grincu, one of the activists of Renato Usatii's pro-Russian party and an active participant of events in January 2016, says that it was an attempted coup d'etat and the protesters had not decided spontaneously to take the building of the parliament. All was very well staged and coordinated from the shadow.  Rossian Vasiloi, and his recruit Gheorghe Petic, who has become an activist of an opposition party in Chisinau, take active part in this assault (see images).

Gheorghe Petic also appears at the violent protest in April 2016. The police identified him as instigator, who behaved violently and threw stones into Moldovan police officers. He also made himself remarkable at the symbolical protest on August 27, 2016, at 25 years' anniversary of the day the Republic of Moldova proclaimed its independence from the Soviet Empire. FSB Academy's graduate appears in videos calling demonstrators to be violent, to break the cordons of public order forces.



Being again under threat of criminal cases against him in Chisinau, Veaceslav Platon runs away to Kiev again, but this time he does not manage to escape. SBU arrested him on July 25, 2016 and later extradicted to Chisinau.

Rossian Vasiloi and Gheorghe Petic became even more irritated after Veaceslav Platon was arrested and sentenced. They were among the most vocal protesters of a new Spring of Protests in Chisinau, orchestrated by special services from Moscow for a few years in line already, since April 7, 2009. Yes, there were some losses. FSB general Oleg Efimovici Podolko lost his dear subordinate, who is now in prison, but he is still very close, in Crimea, and is ready for fight. There is enough ammunition. Money that Platon laundered for FSB is sitting in the bank accounts in the whole world. Recently, Podolko's chief from Moscow, Dmitry Kozak, became Vladimir Putin's special representative for the Republic of Moldova.

Together with Slava Platon's colleague from FSB and komsomol mate from Causeni, Gheorghe Petic, also trained in FSB Academy in Moscow, is also waiting at the border on Prut. Romania, EU and NATO - enemies of FSB (KGB)- are to the right of the borderline on the river Prut, an artificial one, marked by Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact.  To the left there is another danger, unionism and the same National Liberation Movement that KGB has been fighting since 1987. There are other agents of Russian special services on missions in Chisinau, in the "Sunny Moldova”, agents of FSB, SVR or GRU. Some of them have been here for tens of years, masked and infiltrated in various segments of the society, state institutions, politics, business, civil society or press. Some of them, dubbed by FSB "sleeping", are still waiting for the alarm from their curator, with instructions from the "station", "kontora" in Moscow... Stay close. Let Lustration begin!

*more DOCs from Vasiloi case are available here.

To be continued.