KGB: Death and Rebirth
Praeger, 1994 - 227 lappuses
It was official. In 1991, two months after an abortive coup in August, the KGB was pronounced dead. But was it really? In KGB: Death and Rebirth, Martin Ebon, a writer long engaged in the study of foreign affairs, maintains that the notorious secret police/espionage organization is alive and well. He takes a penetrating look at KGB predecessors, the KGB at the time of its supposed demise, and the subsequent use of segmented intelligence forces such as border patrols and communications and espionage agencies. Ebon points out that after the Ministry of Security resurrected these domestic KGB activities, Yevgeny Primakov's Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (FIS) assumed foreign policy positions not unlike its predecessor's. Even more important, Ebon argues, spin-off secret police organizations--some still bearing the KGB name--have surfaced, wielding significant power in former Soviet republics, from the Ukraine to Kazakhstan, from Latvia to Georgia.
How did the new KGB evolve? Who were the individuals responsible for recreating the KGB in its new image? What was the KGB's relationship with Mikhail Gorbachev during his regime? Did Boris Yeltsin plan a Russian KGB, even before the August coup? What has been the role of KGB successor agencies within the independence movements in Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia? How has Yevgeny Primakov influenced foreign intelligence activity? What is the role of the FIS in Iran? What does the future hold? Martin Ebon meets these provocative questions head-on, offering candid, often surprising answers and new information for the curious--or concerned--reader. While the Cold War is over, Ebon cautions, the KGB has retained its basic structure and goals under a new name, and it would be naive to believe otherwise.
1.3. rezultāts no 17.
On the one hand , as his public statements indicated , he recognized a need for
substantial changes ; on the other hand , he feared what seemed to him the
subversive - anarchic impact of these changes on the society of which he was a
... to hand over to representatives of foreign special services some materials
which qualify as state and military secrets . ... to hand secret materials to a foreign
national , is being conducted by the investigation department of the USSR KGB .
On the one hand , Moscow might prefer to return Border Guards from outlying
areas to its own borders ; on the other hand , strategic considerations prompted
Russia to maintain a wider reach at times , far beyond its own frontiers .
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I picked up this book with sigh--not another "now it can be told about the USSR story''--but found myself fully engrossed in this tale of the post-1989 KGB. From the inside story of the 1991 anti ... Lasīt pilnu pārskatu
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