Word Origin and History for smersh
Soviet Army counter-espionage organization begun during World War II, 1953, from Russian abbreviation of smert' shpionam "death to spies." Introduced in English by "James Bond" author Ian Fleming.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Examples from the Web for smersh
SMERSH estimated his height at “183 centimeters, weight 76 kilograms, slim build.”Literary Bond Superior to Movie Version
November 11, 2012