The reasons for the conflict Golikova and Rookie is likely that in the Intelligence differently evaluated the number of German military groups in the East, and their views on the matter, of course, disagreed. Although rookie in the end he was right, because it is impossible to draw a conclusion about the servility Golikova before Stalin. Rather it will assume that the head of the Intelligence considered unlikely Germany's attack on the Soviet Union to defeat England and this is firmly defended his opinion. As for the characteristics of Golikov, it makes sense to bring the two of them again. Experienced scout Mikhail Polyakov, who has worked in the operational unit of the Intelligence from 1937 to 1946, describes him as "a good combat general who features of our work did not know and did not understand."