KGB Lexicon: The Soviet Intelligence Officers Handbook [NOOK Book]

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"The name Vasiliy Mitrokhin burst into the public's consciousness in the autumn of 1999, with the publication of 'The Mitrokhin Archive'. The revelations in the unique treasure trove of secret material collated and smuggled out of Russia by the former KGB archivist provoked considerable controversy in the UK. The resultant report by the Intelligence and Security Committee of the UK parliament paid tribute to Mitrokhin's commitment and bravery in accumulating and preparing his archive and to the important contribution it made to a fuller
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KGB Lexicon: The Soviet Intelligence Officers Handbook

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Overview

"The name Vasiliy Mitrokhin burst into the public's consciousness in the autumn of 1999, with the publication of 'The Mitrokhin Archive'. The revelations in the unique treasure trove of secret material collated and smuggled out of Russia by the former KGB archivist provoked considerable controversy in the UK. The resultant report by the Intelligence and Security Committee of the UK parliament paid tribute to Mitrokhin's commitment and bravery in accumulating and preparing his archive and to the important contribution it made to a fuller understanding of the real nature of the KGB. The FBI described it as 'the most complete and extensive intelligence ever received from any one source'." "This publication marks a new departure for this extraordinary man, now approaching his 80s. He remains as determined as ever to bring home to the world the extent of Soviet espionage in the West and beyond and, most importantly, the abuses of power - indeed the criminality - practised in the former Soviet Union by the ruling Communist party primarily through the medium of the KGB, so that they should never re-occur." In this volume Mitrokhin presents two dictionaries produced by the KGB itself to define its activities in both offensive and defensive intelligence work. The translated documents tell the basic story of the KGB's methods and targets and will be of interest to the general public as well as to the specialist.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136343513
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/11/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 480
  • File size: 2 MB

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The Times: "The most remarkable recent book on Soviet intelligence ... an indispensable guide to KGB operational techniques, and to its mindset and that of the regime which it served" (Christopher Andrew)

Spectator

"from the unfree society that was our major opponent, the courage of Vasiliy Mitrokhin has conjured up a pair of text-books, each having legal force within the Soviet secret service...he prints in translation what he managed to smuggle out ten years ago in Russian: the handbooks for intelligence and counter-intelligence used by the KGB"

(M.R.D. Foot)

The Times

"extraordinary treasure trove of secret material which Mitrokhin risked his life to liberate from the KGB archives"

" a unique insight into the KGB and its works......a unique contribution to our understanding of the evil empire at work both at home and abroad"

- Contemporary Review

"Does he have to spell out the audacity and bravery exhibited by a man who was already seventy years old?... These materials in their raw state are so astonishingly potent..."

- Times Literary Supplement

"This important book adds to our understanding of the Soviet regime, in which the intelligence agencies were the most important lever of power and it presents us with a unique insight into the day by day running of the world"s most feared intelligence organization."

- Cryptologia

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