Disbelief: False Flag Terror in Russia

A 2004 film by Andrei Nekrasov looks at the September 9, 1999 apartment bombing in Russia.


"Deploying all the suspense and drama of a sophisticated murder mystery, Nekrasov has created one of the most compelling and captivating films of the year” - 2004 Sundance Film Festival Catalogue

Synopsis from the official film site:

When Tatyana Morozova, a pre-school teacher happily married in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, learned that her mother had been killed and her sister Alyona had barely survived a middle-of-the-night blast that destroyed her old apartment building back in Moscow, she believed what she was told by the Russian government--that the attack was the work of Chechen terrorists.

But in the immediate aftermath of the attack she was more concerned about getting her shell-shocked sister over to America than about looking into the mystery of the serial apartment house bombings, that shook up Russia in September 1999.

Within a year, Alyona moved to the US and enrolled in a college, a stranger in a strange land trying to cope with nightmarish visions of her whole world collapsing around her on that fateful night.

In the meantime, the blasts triggered the war in Chechnya, propelled the hawkish ex-KGB spy Vladimir Putin to power and turned Chechens throughout Russia into despised and feared second-class citizens.

Immersed in their new lives in America, Tanya and Alyona initially discounted the rumor filtering out of Russia that it was not the Chechens, but the Russian secret service FSB that staged the bombings to help Putin win the elections.

The FSB theory originated from an investigative TV report about FSB agents being caught red-handed while planting a bomb in the apartment block in the city of Ryazan. The Ryazan report--reproduced in Disbelief - brought the FSB theory home to many Russians and won authoritative followers abroad, including David Satter, the scholar at the Hudson Institute in Washington and former Moscow correspondent of the Wall Street Journal.

In summer 2003, Alyona traveled to Washington to attend the presentation of Satter’s new book Darkness at Dawn: The Rise of the Russian Criminal State published by Yale University Press, which squarely puts the blame for the 1999 bombings at the door of the FSB. Satter’s speech, with Alyona in attendance, makes the central scene in Disbelief’s narrative, puting the sisters’ personal story in the context of political history. By then, Tanya and Alyona were already considering an offer from Andrey Nekrasov to participate in a documentary about the 1999 bombings.

The film project would entail a trip to Russia, where the sisters would reunite with members of their family, see other survivors, and meet the official investigators of the attacks. They would get a chance to judge by themselves on the merits of the FSB theory, about which they were still unconvinced.

In the end they decided that only Tanya would go, accompanied by her three-year old American-born son, Sasha. Alyona felt that she was not yet emotionally capable of confronting the memories of walking out from ground zero.

In her Moscow encounters, and in the Ural village with her grandparents and her uncle’s family, Tatyana asked the same question: do you think our own government could do it? And she got the full spectrum of answers: from a solid yes by her attorney, an ex-KGB agent turned dissident, to a firm no by her mother’s old friend, a Russian nationalist who lectured her on the devious character of the Chechens.

She heard the horrific account of a man, Timur, who had been falsely accused of the bombing and confessed to it under torture. She listened to the protestations of a Chechen official who pointed out how absurd would it be for the Chechens to stage the bombings that were retaliated by massive Russian bombardment of their towns and villages. She visited the investigator who denied her access to the case files for reasons of state security.

But perhaps the most dramatic response came from her childhood friend who lost her parents in the blast: she did not want to know the truth “because the truth might be even worse” than the loss itself.

In the film, Tanya does not reveal her conclusions. And the viewer is left to judge on his own: who was the perpetrator of the greatest unsolved crime of the 20th century?

On Anderson Cooper 360 last

On Anderson Cooper 360 last night (12/4/06) he was talking about the spy poisoning case. He had on a guest (don't remember name) and they specifically talked about the bombing event starting the war in Chechnya and how the Russian Government may have been behind it. They commented that it would have been the largest false flag operation since the Reistag Fire.

I nearly fell out of my chair. Why can't Anderson Cooper talk this way about 9/11 and see the obvious right in front of him!

You're right! Sofar, the

You're right! Sofar, the Russian spy case is one big conspiracy story. Wasn't Anderson Cooper interviewed for a job at the C.I.A. that he turned down before getting on CNN?
I think alot of these main stream media persons have a very good idea about what really happened on 9/11,but they also have their reasons for shutting up. The classic reason is that if the public knew the truth it would be a much worse scenario. In my opinion, alot of "people in power" think that people wouldn't trust their authorities and "their" media anymore and that society would just end up in a huge chaos. They basicly see the public as something that needs to be under their control.
Then theres also the ones who are complicit and the ones who are just blind usefull fools.Bottom line; the think little of their common man.

the threads of 'false flag

the threads of 'false flag attacks' creeping from the radioactive lips of the fake msm

too bad they couldnt make it into the "no blame" category
in the history of the infowar revelation of the 911hoax

they will always be known for having been traitorous scumbags

too bad for their failed psyop fake msm war to instill a rockefeller dictatorship

now they are just waiting for the aftermath

the 911truth movement guarantees that

Webster Tarpley blames British intel

Sometimes his conclusions are very counter-intuitive, nonetheless his Saturday show made the argument that the Brits want to pin it on Putin as part of the Anglo-American project of engineering of hostility toward Russia.

That would be quite strange, though, for anyone who connects the dots and realizes that the Brits would be implicating the Russkies in an attempt to cover up their false flag attack. I would think everyone would like to keep the lid firmly on the whole false flag idea.