(May 1986. Kharkov)
“1. Do not promise if you are not sure that you will fulfill the promise.
4. Do not write thoughtless letters and reports rashly.
12. The strength of the officer is not in a rush, but in unbreakable calm.”
(from the Code of Honor of the Russian officer of 1904)
Report №1 of September 24, 1984.
I inform you that I have successfully infiltrated into the “yoga group”, which calls itself the “School”.
The “School” is headed by a certain G.G.S. His place of residence – the city of Moscow, Kutuzov Boulevard. Phone number and residence info need to be clarified and verified.
All requests are completed and sent to the appropriate authorities.
Information about G.G.S. parents is missing.
Information about G.G.S. high school education has not been confirmed.
Information about G.G.S. college education has not been confirmed.
Information about his publications and scientific activities has not been confirmed.
Information about his past yoga training in India has not been confirmed.
Yoga classes take place in a small enclosed hall of the “Dynamo” arena in the city of Kharkov (Ukraine).
One (1) group of yoga students was registered with a total of 400 people.
Citizen G.G.S. calls himself “Teacher”.
Practically from the first lesson he gained respect in the group.
Visits the city of Kharkov once per month. Usually on weekends.
Duration of each visit is 2 full days. Exactly 6 training hours per day. Total – 12 hours per month.
Classes include practical exercises and lectures. Political views and comments on the actions of the Communist Party and the Government are absent.
Between the “arrivals” of citizen G.G.S. classes with yoga students are conducted by a certain V.I.K. – a graduate of the College of Physical Education, master of sports, etc. (Detailed information is attached: diploma of the College of Physical Education, testimonials of leading professors). Citizen V.I.K. conducts classes with a group of yoga students 2 times per week, 3 hours each. Total – 24 hours per month. Political topics are not discussed during classes. Citizen V.I.K. does not demonstrate personal political views and judgments.
Report №11 of September 25, 1985.
This report informs you that a citizen G.G.S., a resident of Moscow, continues to come monthly to the city of Kharkov with the aim of conducting classes in the so-called “School of Yoga”.
On July 15, 1985 citizen G.G.S. in a telephone conversation with citizen V.N.U. (a resident of Kharkov) said, “it’s time to recruit a new freshmen group”. Citizen V.N.U. answered “Yes, Teacher”. After this conversation, citizen V.N.U. called 10 phone numbers in order to broadcast citizen’s G.G.S. assignment. Each conversation lasted no more than 30 seconds and ended with the phrase “The teacher said to announce the creation of a new freshmen group”.
(A list of names and phone numbers is attached to this report).
Contrary to the forecasts of our sociologists, after the summer vacation, the group of yoga students of the year 1984 returned in full, all 400 people.
In September 1985, citizen G.G.S. arrived in the city of Kharkov from the city of Moscow and announced the necessity of recruiting a new yoga group in the city of Kharkov.
Citizen G.G.S. reduced the number of “class hours” in the first group of yoga students from 6 hours per day to 4 and announced 3-hour classes with a new second group in the afternoon. Classes with the second group will be held for 3 hours for 2 days every month.
I report that the number of people in the second group is 400 people. This is the maximum amount for this hall, which was permitted by the administration of the “Dynamo” arena. Altogether, 800 people are currently studying yoga in 2 groups.
The social composition of the groups – engineers, researchers, doctors, artists, theater and film workers. Out of 800 people, 550 women and 250 men.
I bring to your attention the need to infiltrate our agent into the new group in order to exchange information and analyze possible potential actions against the Communist Party and the Government.
Report №29 of May 26, 1986.
This report informs you that citizen G.G.S., a resident of Moscow, visited the city of Kharkov on May 24 – 25 with the aim of conducting classes in groups of yoga students. Number of groups: 2.
During the classes and lecture material, the Communist Party and the Government of the Soviet Union were not criticized and their actions were not discussed. But the lecture part of the citizen G.G.S. class was completely disrupted by numerous questions from the audience. 100% of the questions were related to the Chernobyl accident, as dramatic as described by the Western press and the USA.
Citizen G.G.S. declined to comment the political aspect of the reasons for the disaster.
At the same time citizen G.G.S. stated that he knows the true information about the Chernobyl tragedy from “reliable sources”.
Citizen G.G.S. told his yoga students that radiation can be removed from the body through an exercise called Shavasana, but only if this exercise is done correctly. (Description of the exercise is attached to this report). Citizen G.G.S. also told his yoga students that the “Rice Therapy” cleaning procedure reduces the risk of light radiation exposure to health. It was also recommended to eat ordinary marmalade without sugar coating and to drink every day a glass of ordinary wine, diluted with water in the ratio of one to three. One part of wine with three parts of water.
This report informs you that citizen G.G.S., a resident of Moscow, announced to the “senior” group that they will be “transferring to the Third year of the School.” This event should occur in June of 1986.
Citizen G.G.S. told the “Second year graduates” the so-called “General Program of the School of Yoga”.
This “pseudo program” is attached to this document.
The First year of the School of Yoga is a system of recreation complexes for everyone.
The Second year of the School of Yoga is a system of purification procedures and fitness complexes of yoga for all who have successfully completed the first year of study.
The Third year of the School of Yoga has nothing to do with the wellness exercises. The purpose of the Third year is some “Setting on the Path”.
I consider it my duty to inform the leadership about the potential possibility of enemy capitalist propaganda with the subsequent recruitment of Soviet citizens into the “secret group of chosen”, who will be “put on the Path”. I assume that a certain “putting on the path” procedure may include hypnotic elements of control over a person’s thinking. If there are elements of control over a person’s thinking, I consider it my duty of a Soviet officer to study this method, to master it, and to report the results to my superiors. I presume that the purpose of the “putting on the path” procedure can destroy the consciousness of a Soviet person and influence the devotion of the Soviet people to the ideals of communism. In this case, my duty as a Soviet officer is to ban, suspend and interfere with the activities of the so-called “yoga teacher.” We cannot allow some self-proclaimed “teacher” to control the thinking of the Soviet Man.
This report also informs you that citizen G.G.S., a resident of Moscow, announced to the “senior” group about the “June examinations for the status of “an instructor of a wellness group of yoga School”. I consider it necessary to intervene with the relevant state organizations in order to prohibit such examinations without an official permission from the relevant authorities. I bring to your attention the need to expand the number of employees of our unit in order to monitor the activities of “new yoga instructors”.