The remains of Adolf Hitler were burned in 1970 by Soviet KGB agents and thrown into a river in Germany on direct orders from the spy agency's chief, a top Russian security official said this week.
The head archivist of Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) -- the successor to the former Soviet Union's KGB -- confirmed for the first time the chain of events that led to the disposal of Hitler's body, and who ordered the operation, in an exclusive interview with Russia's Interfax news agency. [...]
Friday, December 11, 2009
They didn't save Hitler's brain
Yuri Andropov, the article goes on to say, was worried "that Hitler's burial site could become a place of worship for supporters of fascist ideas":