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 75.
The paper observed : A state secret from which , incidentally , the ' Top Secreť
stamp has not been removed to this day ... to the law " : " Of course he is ,
because the corpus delicti is there - divulging documents that constitute a state
Izvestia commented that " the concept of state secrets in our country is so vague
and flexible that it is never possible to establish when a secret is still a state
secret , as it might become a departmental or even a personal secret . After all ,
That old self - created air of omniscience , of faceless danger , of power beyond
control will surround the Russian and other ex - Soviet secret services for
decades to come . Some of this has odd psychological roots : there seems to be a
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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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