Robert Maxwell - reportedly an agent of Mossad
Reportedly, Israel's Mossad had strong links to Russia's KGB.
In 1991, elements of the KGB, including Vladimir Kryuchkov, temporarily ousted Russsia's President Gorbachev. The coup lasted only three days.
Reportedly, UK press baron Robert Maxwell worked for Mossad and had strong links to the KGB.
Reportedly Maxwell knew about a Mossad meeting with Kryuchkov.
The following is taken from Victor Ostrovsky on Mossad - By Way of Deception, thou shalt do War
"The Kryuchkov meeting... was a meeting that he (Robert Maxwell) had helped arrange between the Mossad liaison and the former head of the KGB, Vladimir Kryuchkov...
At a "meeting, which took place on Maxwell’s yacht at anchor in Yugoslav waters, Mossad support for the plot to oust Gorbachev was discussed.
"The Mossad promised to bring about, through its political connections, an early recognition of the new regime, as well as other logistical assistance for the coup.
"In exchange, it requested that all Soviet Jews be ... expelled... to Israel.
"Certain right-wingers within the government ... knew that if the Soviet Union were to stop being the enemy, there’d no longer be a threat from the East, and the strategic value of Israel to its greatest ally, the United States, would diminish...
"It was Maxwell who’d helped create the ties with the now-defunct KGB.
"The right-wingers realized it would be a devastating blow to Israel’s standing in the West if the world were to learn that the Mossad had participated ... in the attempted coup to stop the democratization of the Soviet Union..." - The Contrasting Media Treatment of Israeli and Islamic Death Threats