Historical Dictionary of Russian and Soviet Intelligence by Robert W. Pringle

By Robert W. Pringle

The KGB and GRU are only of the numerous Russian and Soviet intelligence firms coated in old Dictionary of Russian and Soviet Intelligence. via an inventory of acronyms and abbreviations, a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and 1000s of cross-referenced dictionary entries, a transparent photo of this topic is gifted. Entries additionally hide Russian and Soviet leaders, major intelligence and protection officials, the Lenin and Stalin purges, the gulag, and famous espionage instances.

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Aleksandr Feklisov, The Man behind the Rosenbergs (New York: Enigma Books, 2001). 10. ru. 11. For the fate of the Cheka’s files, see Leggett, The Cheka, 360. For the report on purging files in 1959, see Victor Cherkashin and Gregory Feifer, Spy Handler: Memoir of a KGB Officer (New York: Basic Books, 2005), 53. 12. See particularly the debate over Pavel Sudoplatov and Anatoli Sudaplatov, Special Tasks: The Memoirs of an Unwanted Witness—a Soviet Spymaster (Boston: Little Brown, 1994). 13. Venona message dated 21 September 1944 in Nigel West, VENONA: The Greatest Secret of the Cold War (London: HarperCollins, 1999), 143–44.

These articles then appeared in the European and American press and were believed by tens of millions of people. qxd 4 • 7/27/06 7:54 AM Page 4 ADAMS, ARTHUR ALEKSANDROVICH (1885–1970) Soviet active measures were carefully coordinated with the International Department of the Communist Party Central Committee, and were well financed. Within the KGB, covert actions were managed by Service A (the successor of Service D) of the First Chief Directorate. These activities actually backfired as often as they worked.

Islam and Judaism also were targets for antireligious campaigns. Stalin mandated vicious anti-Semitic campaigns in the late 1940s, for example against the Anti-Fascist Committee. Jews were purged from the security service, the Communist Party leadership, and the professions. Only Stalin’s death in 1953 prevented a larger pogrom and the deportation of Jews to forced exile. While Khrushchev ended this campaign, the KGB continued to prosecute “Zionist” groups until 1988. By the late 1970s, there were only 60 Jewish houses of worship operating in the Soviet Union.

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