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.
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SMERSH estimated his height at “183 centimeters, weight 76 kilograms, slim build.”Literary Bond Superior to Movie Version
November 11, 2012