The President of Russia Vladimir Putin has congratulated the 100-year anniversary of the legendary Soviet spy and Hero of Russia Alexey Botana. This was reported on the Kremlin website.
“Legendary intelligence officer and a true hero, You have dedicated your life to serving the Motherland. Thanks to the unbending will, valor, bravery and courage, has forever inscribed his name in military annals of the country. People like You – are rightfully considered the pride of Russia, and it is essential that Your responsible citizenship, sincere empathy to the fate of the Fatherland was an example for the younger generation,” – said in the telegram of the President.
Alexei Botya has made a great contribution to the salvation of vast numbers of civilians during the Second world war. The most famous operation carried out Botana, is the salvation of the Polish kraków from destruction by the Nazis in 1945.
In 2008 Poland made a film about Alexei Butane.