Last week we gave you the facts about the Lennikov case so you can be informed while left-wing media snuffs out important details in an attempt to keep this KGB spy in Canada, defying the law and a judge order deportation. Some outlets are saying that he feared for his life and was conscripted into the KGB, while claiming he committed no crime acting as an agent for a spy agency that claimed tens of millions of lives in enslavement and murder. But what the media is telling you is quite different than what was testified before a court (emphasis mine):
For anyone interested in this case, I encourage you to read the Federal Court judgment against Lennikov, which at least provides the bare-bones facts. You can find it here:
You’ll find a lot of intriguing information there, including:
- Lennikov did not fear for his personal safety if he refused to join the KGB, testifying that “he did not really fear for his life, but more for his career propects” if he turned the job down.
- His career did prosper after taking the job, as Lennikov was twice promoted within the KGB, rising to the ranks of Senior Lieutenant and Captain.
Movie: Jajo’s Secret
When: Thurs. June 25 @ 7:00 PM
Where: Revue Cinema
400 Roncesvalles Avenue Toronto, ON
From the Revue website:
The Revue Cinema is proud to host a free community screening of the documentary Jajo’s Secret about the internment of Ukrainians by the Canadian government during World War One, told through the personal story of filmmaker James Motluk (Life Under Mike, Whose University Is It?).
A few years after James Motluk’s Grandfather passed away, his family made a shocking discovery; a certificate of parole issued to his grandfather by the
Sault Ste. Marie Police in 1918. This documentary begins with that discovery and traces Motluk¹s personal journey as he investigates how his grandfather came to be paroled. Along the way, he not only discovers the truth about his grandfather but learns the story of how thousands of Ukrainians were imprisoned by the Canadian government during World War One.
Q & A with the director of the film following the screening
The documentary aired earlier this month in English and Ukrainian on OMNI TV (which also funded the film). You can also purchase the DVD and follow Guerrilla Films on Twitter.
For a man who spent a career with the KGB and enforcing its rules, Mikhail Lennikov has a lot of trouble following them from a Canadian judge: Get out of Canada – no spies allowed! If your knowledge of the KGB only comes from movies, it was the Soviet Union’s secret police – out living Nazi’s Gestapo police by 60 years and killed and enslaved more innocent people than Hitler by an order of magnitude!
The facts speak for themselves:
- Lennikov, a former leader of the Communist Youth League, was recruited into the KGB in 1982 after leaving university and worked first as a translator than as a spy for Japanese businesses.
- He left the KGB in 1988, and left Russia in 1995 for Japan.
- He came to Canada in 1997 on a student visa without disclosing his KGB past (otherwise he would have never been admitted).
- Applying for permanent residency in the Fall of 2008, Lennikov’s background as a KGB officer was disclosed and their application was denied under Section 34 (1) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, deemed a security risk and his family ordered to be deported:
34. (1) A permanent resident or a foreign national is inadmissible on security grounds for
(a) engaging in an act of espionage or an act of subversion against a democratic government, institution or process as they are understood in Canada;
(b) engaging in or instigating the subversion by force of any government;
(c) engaging in terrorism;
(d) being a danger to the security of Canada;
(e) engaging in acts of violence that would or might endanger the lives or safety of persons in Canada; or
(f) being a member of an organization that there are reasonable grounds to believe engages, has engaged or will engage in acts referred to in paragraph (a), (b) or (c).
- March 2009 - Lennikov’s wife and son were granted permanent residency in March on humanitarian and compassionate grounds.
- June 1 2009 – A judge denied the appeal of Lennikov, disputing the man’s claim his life would be at risk in Russia as he would be considered a traitor.
- June 3 2009 – Lennikov was ordered to board a flight for Vladivostok, Russia, but has taken sanctuary with his family at First Lutheran Church by Rev. Richard Hergesheimer.
- Since then there hasn’t been many updates, besides some opportune political photo-ops.