By Robert W. Pringle

This moment version of Historical Dictionary of Russian and Soviet Intelligence is the one quantity that lays out how Russian and Soviet intelligence works and the way its operations have impacted Russian historical past. It covers Russian intelligence from the imperial interval to the current focusing in maximum aspect on chilly battle espionage circumstances and the Putin-era intelligence community.

This is completed via a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an in depth bibliography. The dictionary part has over six hundred cross-referenced entries on espionage suggestions, different types of brokers, an important operations spies, defectors, moles, and double and triple brokers. This booklet is a wonderful entry element for college students, researchers, and an individual desirous to comprehend extra concerning the Russian Intelligence.

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Active measures often centered on the placement of misleading or false newspaper stories to impact popular opinion. S. complicity in spreading plague and smallpox in Korea and China. KGB Chair Aleksandr Shelepin made Ivan Agayants head of a Service D (the D apparently stood for Dezinformatsiya) in the late 1950s and insisted that the First Chief Directorate, which was responsible for foreign intelligence, expand its campaigns against the American leadership. Shelepin apparently believed that such campaigns could be directed to drive a wedge between the Americans and their NATO allies.

Murphy, Sergei A. : Yale University Press, 1997), 398. qxd 7/27/06 7:54 AM Page 1 The Dictionary –A– ABAKUMOV, VIKTOR SEMENOVICH (1908–1954). Born into a working-class family in Moscow, Abakumov joined the security service in 1932 and rose very quickly during the Yezhovshchina to head regional state security offices. In the early days of World War II, he served in military counterintelligence. In 1943 Joseph Stalin appointed him head of an independent military counterintelligence component (Smersh) located within the People’s Commissariat of Defense.

In exchange for full cooperation and a light sentence for his wife, Ames received a life sentence. Ames’s treachery reportedly caused friction between the CIA and the FBI, and severely damaged the public reputation of the CIA’s Directorate of Operations. ANALYSIS. The Soviet services had a different approach to intelligence analysis than Western states. Joseph Stalin told his intelligence chiefs that he wanted factual information and documents, not political analysis, which was to be left to the chief of state and his trusted lieutenants.

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