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"Yes, it is of most importance" Kirina said as she looked around once again. She had her personal theories on who the traitor was, but wasn't exactly feeling forthcoming at the moment. However her face did betray that she was thinking.

-Kirina

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Spart wrote:

Jochen acted surprised again. "I never heared of it, but if its going to be fast it would need a jet engine, wouldn't it? How would you hide the heat output of this from a heatseaking missile?
But i'm more specialised in communications." He said, shrugging.

-Jochen

"Don't know, Comrade" the East German man said, "I'm more specialised in civil defence myself".

He offered his hand to Jochen.

"Klaus Mundt. I work with the Ministry of National Defence of the German Democratic Republic. I'm doing a workshop on civil defence. Or how to prepare for the end of the world... May I ask where in the GDR you're from?"

- GM

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SilverRush wrote:

"Yes, it is of most importance" Kirina said as she looked around once again. She had her personal theories on who the traitor was, but wasn't exactly feeling forthcoming at the moment. However her face did betray that she was thinking.

-Kirina

The people setting up were starting to place cardboard folders filled with papers on the various chairs. As one of them came over to the two Soviet ladies, he smiled.

"Good morning, comrades", he said, "Here are your briefing folders for today. Please be aware that they are graded SECRET and are not to leave this facility".

Katya took one folder and passed it over to Kirina before taking another one for herself. She opened it and took a look inside. She pulled out a sheet.

"I like this one", she said, holding up a medium quality mimeographed copy of an English language diagram annotated in Russian, "It shows the Western estimate of our forces versus theirs in Europe... Seems to be from an unclassified source though".

It did not take an expert to see that the Soviet and Warsaw Pact forces well outnumbered the NATO ones.

"If it wasn't for the American and British nuclear weapons, we could sweep our way to the English Channel in a couple of weeks..."

- GM

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Kirina silently made a joke to herself as she read the document. That it wasn't so much a sweep as it was to run the westerners out of ammunition. With the poor quality of most of their troops and the general disregard for their lives. Thinking back to Afghanistan she remembered the experiment of using the Kazakhs to supposedly better relate to the Afghani's.

One that had failed.

Not having any commentary to offer she continued to flip through the briefing

-Kirina

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The briefing package contained a whole string of documentation, both open-source and classified. There was a section on the new Abrams tank just coming into service with the US Army and also on their new Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle, giving the Soviet BMP a serious rival on the battlefield.

At that point, one of the Czechoslovak soldiers came over to them.

"If you don't mind going outside", he said, "There will be a flypast in a few minutes".

- GM

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Kirina nodded at the Czech soldier and got up, pushing her larger plastic rimmed. Completely unstandard glasses up her nose as she went outside. Figuring she should be at least somewhat inquisitive to not give away the fact that she found the conference dull she asked.

"What's flying by?"

-Kirina

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Katya looked at the programme in the folder.

"Some of our Frontal Aviation units and aircraft from each of the members of the Treaty of Friendship, Co-operation, and Mutual Assistance", she said, giving the Russian name for the Warsaw Pact, "Including the Su-25 representing us and some Romanian aircraft called the IAR-93... I think that was the one Ceaușescu had Romania develop with the Yugoslavs".

She tutted.

"The Romanians have always been a bit tough to handle. Bit of an independent streak. Also Ceaușescu seems to be making some rather odd domestic decisions... like he's obsessed with being debt free... and he didn't like us getting rid of those counter-revolutionaries back in '68".

- GM

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"They built the Su-25s in my country you know?" Kirina said in response to hearing that they'd be making an appearance "some of my family probably built them" she added while not expressing her want to fly.

Had she been wearing sunglasses she would've rolled her eyes. Katya wasn't even Slavic, she was the daughter of bothersome westerners who defected. Whatever the case though. She was her boss, although one she was beginning to learn how to mimic. Something she figured would come in handy soon. Now just for the Ukrainian and she'd have the team done. It was too simple really, next she'd probably learn the Germans handwriting.

-Kirina

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Katya looked confused slightly as she got to her feet.

"Your country? Don't you mean our country? We are all part of the same Soviet Union", she said. Kirina would have to be careful. Suggesting Georgia, which had been independent from 1918 to 1921 when the Red Army had invaded it and annexed it back, should be independent might not be good for her career.

- GM

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Kirina stopped herself from rolling her eyes once again as she listened to her Commander speak. It was her country, and her language. But that was another issue for another time.

"Da, our country. The state which I am from. Beautiful place with lovely mountains. I don't know if you've ever been"

Kirina was from the Caucasus mountain region, a place she thought was quite excellent.

-Kirina

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The two of them made their way out to the courtyard, where the group of assembled dignitaries and soldiers were awaiting the flypast.

In the distance, they could hear the sound of helicopters approaching them.

- GM

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Kirina stood and waited, she was interested to see the planes. She'd always enjoyed airshows as a kid.

She honestly wondered what had happened to subject number 1, and her tails.

-Kirina

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The first of two helicopters passed over the courtyard. She recognised them as Mi-2s, Polish-built small helicopters used for transport and also close air support.

As she was watching, someone came over to her and handed her a note. It said that someone wanted to speak to her on the telephone.

- GM

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Glancing at the note. Kirina wordlessly took her leave of Katya and the theatrics to go find this phone.

-Kirina

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Kirina found her way to the telephone room, where a corporal dressed in the uniform of the Czechoslovak secret police handed her a receiver. She picked it up.

"Good morning, Comrade", a voice said in strongly accented Russian, "I believe you are Kirina Nikoladze? It matters not. My name is Karel Rybar and I am a colonel in the StB. I know Colonel Kuznetsova very well and she recommended you previously. I am currently at Pankrác Prison in Prague and I have just come into possession of a Western spy who I would like you to interrogate".

- GM

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Kirina listened into the headset. Unsurprised that it was her who was being called for dirty work. It was after all one of her specialties. She was pretty sure in the west she would've been one of those recruited criminal types.

"Suppose I'll have to cancel my dinner reservations... I'll do it, just tell me where you need me to go to get to this Prison."

-Kirina

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"We'll have an aircraft waiting for you at the airport. It'll be a fighter jet, so we will need to provide you with a flight suit and anti-G gear. Could you please provide me with your clothing sizes so we can find you one that fits?"

- GM

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"Oh, how exciting" Kirina said blandly. Hiding her excitement to be in a fighter jet again. She'd gotten to go up in a MiG-21 before, and was interested in getting her license... Of course, the Soviets being who they were. That was an impossibility.

-Kirina

(So, you want me to use european or what?)

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OOC: Yes, please.

IC: The man on the other end of the phone waited for her response.

"Will you need any specific interrogation tools?" he then asked.

- GM

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"Euro 36" Kirina said before thinking about the tools "Electrodes, some rusty nails, a hammer, and a rag and a jerry can of water" she said plainly.

-Kirina

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"Euro 36" Kirina said before thinking about the tools "Electrodes, some rusty nails, a hammer, and a rag and a jerry can of water" she said plainly.

-Kirina

"I assume you want a car battery as well?" the guy on the end of the line side, "We don't like to use the mains around here as they're a bit unreliable".

After some further discussion, they reached a conclusion. With a firm authoritative air, the StB offer told her a car would be leaving from outside in five minutes and that she had better be there promptly.

- GM