In Lithuania, accused Soviet actor Donatas Banionis in the work for the KGB
MOSCOW, 6 Jan — RIA Novosti. Center for the study of genocide and resistance of Lithuanian residents accused the actor Donatas Banionis, who died in 2014, in cooperation with the Soviet security organs.
Edition Zmones citing data from the organization claims that Banionis was allegedly recruited by the state security Committee under the name Bronos.
“In the KGB documents contain evidence that agent “Brunos” was recruited in October 1970 due to the presence of personal and business contacts with Lithuanians abroad”, — stated in the message.
According to the center, in 1974 Banionis was excluded from the list of KGB agents.
Donatas Banionis played over a hundred roles in theater and film. Among the famous works — “Solaris” (1972) by Andrei Tarkovsky, “the Dead season” (1968), Savva Kulish, “Beware of the car” (1966) by Eldar Ryazanov. The winner of various awards and festivals, was awarded the Russian order of Honour.