The Secret Life of Philippe Grumbach: KGB Connection and Influence on French Politics

2024-02-15 15:38:00

L’Express: Presidential Advisor Philippe Grumbach worked for the KGB

In the ranks of the KGB, Gumbach tried to influence French politics Photo: Vadim Akhmetov © URA.RU

The famous French journalist, former editor-in-chief and publisher of the weekly magazine L’Express, Philippe Grumbach, worked for the KGB. In these ranks, he influenced the right people, thereby trying to influence French politics. The secret activities of the journalist became known from documents in Mitrokhin’s archive. L’Express reports this.

“The famous French journalist Philippe Grumbach (1924-2003) collaborated with Soviet intelligence for 35 years,” reports magazine. It is noted that references to the publisher’s secret life were recently found among the papers of Mitrokhin’s archive. It contains copies of secret documents of Soviet intelligence, which were stolen and handed over to Western countries by Vasily Mitrokhin, an employee of the archival department of the First Main Directorate of the KGB of the USSR.

According to archival documents, Grumbach appears in the papers both under his own name and under the pseudonym Brock. He was recruited in 1946, since then the man has not only collected and transmitted information, but also influenced the right people. Thus, Grumbach tried to influence French policy. In addition, the documents will clarify that the journalist was an unofficial confidant and adviser to French Presidents Francois Mitterrand and Valéry Giscard d’Estaing.

Grumbach remained above suspicion until the end of his life. He died in Paris at the age of 79. Former Minister of Culture Jean-Jacques Ayagon spoke of him as the most respected and iconic figure in journalism in France.

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The famous French journalist, former editor-in-chief and publisher of the weekly magazine L’Express, Philippe Grumbach, worked for the KGB. In these ranks, he influenced the right people, thereby trying to influence French politics. The secret activities of the journalist became known from documents in Mitrokhin’s archive. L’Express reports this. “The famous French journalist Philippe Grumbach (1924-2003) collaborated with Soviet intelligence for 35 years,” the magazine reports. It is noted that references to the publisher’s secret life were recently found among the papers of Mitrokhin’s archive. It contains copies of secret documents of Soviet intelligence, which were stolen and handed over to Western countries by Vasily Mitrokhin, an employee of the archival department of the First Main Directorate of the KGB of the USSR. According to archival documents, Grumbach appears in the papers both under his own name and under the pseudonym Brock. He was recruited in 1946, since then the man has not only collected and transmitted information, but also influenced the right people. Thus, Grumbach tried to influence French policy. In addition, the documents will clarify that the journalist was an unofficial confidant and adviser to French Presidents Francois Mitterrand and Valéry Giscard d’Estaing. Grumbach remained above suspicion until the end of his life. He died in Paris at the age of 79. Former Minister of Culture Jean-Jacques Ayagon spoke of him as the most respected and iconic figure in journalism in France.

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