KGB: Death and Rebirth

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 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.

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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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Three Days in August
Bewildered Rigid Mastermind
EverNew Image Making
The GorbachevKGB Connection
Months of Transition
KGB Camelot Bakatin Interlude
Bugs in the US Embassy
The Maxwell Enigma
Baltic Turmoil
Bonds That Separate
Transcaucasus Tragedies
Central Asian Chessboard
Today and Tomorrow
Border Guards in Disarray
Foreign Intelligence Modernized
Top Target Iran

Traitor into Hero
Missing Archives Beyond Wallenberg
Rapid Rebirth
Boris Yeltsins KGB
Whose Codes? Whose Ciphers?
Under Whatever Name
Selected Bibliography

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89. lappuse - 'pushed me hard to say things of which I was not fully convinced.' " The general, himself a historian, is also quoted as saying, " 1 was not properly understood. The Ministry of Defense also has an intelligence service, which is totally different, and many documents have been destroyed. I only looked through what the KGB had. All I said was that I saw no evidence.
189. lappuse - In 1970, he was named deputy director of the USSR Academy of Sciences Institute of World Economy and International Relations.
30. lappuse - Among the conditions is the implementation of fundamental reforms in the country not as they are envisioned by us but as they are dreamed up across the ocean,' was the complaint of the KGB chief Vladimir Kryuchkov in his address to the Supreme Soviet on 17 June.
175. lappuse - Federation may be removed from office in case of violation of the Constitution of the Russian Federation, the laws of the Russian Federation, and also of his oath of office.
42. lappuse - Gorbachev's resignation would be handled 'in a civilized manner,' Yeltsin unceremoniously occupied Gorbachev's personal office in the Kremlin before the latter had even had time to clean out his desk. When Gorbachev came to his office on 27 December to remove personal papers, Yeltsin was already sitting in his chair; Gorbachev was forced to work in the office of his former chief of staff" — that is, the treacherous Boldin, keeper of incriminating KGB documents.
21. lappuse - I was associated with him [Andropov] for a long time. I would not say we had a very close relationship, but I knew him well, and we used to meet regularly. And that is why I took on Kryuchkov, of whom Andropov had a high opinion. Anyway, where do you find people for that sphere? Andropov's attitude toward Kryuchkov was decisive for me.
215. lappuse - Like any other power, it will inevitably have to resort not only to overt means of realizing its aims, but also to the assistance of covert friends and supporters. These can only be found by the intelligence service.

Par autoru (1994)

MARTIN EBON served with the U.S. Office of War Information during World War II. He was subsequently on the staff of the Foreign Policy Association and, during the Korean War, was with the U.S. Information Agency. Ebon has lectured on world affairs and communist tactics, in particular, at New York University and the New School for Social Research. He is the author or editor of more than sixty books, and his numerous articles have appeared in such publications as the New York Times, Psychology Today, and the International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence.

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