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  KGB - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
On July 5, 1978 the KGB was re-christened as the "KGB of the Soviet Union", with its chairman holding a ministerial council seat.
The KGB traces its ideological mission to the “sword and shield” of the Cheka: “the shield to defend the revolution, the sword to smite its foes” (The Sword and the Shield, 23).
KGB agents practiced standard espionage craft such as the retrieval and photographing of classified documents using concealed cameras, codenames in communication to disguise agents, contacts, and targets, and the use of dead letter boxes to relay intelligence.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/KGB   (5139 words)

 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : KGB   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
On July 5, 1978 the KGB was re-christened as the "KGB of the USSR", with its chairman holding a ministerial council seat.
The KGB was dissolved when its chief, Colonel-General Vladimir Kryuchkov, used the KGB's resources in aid of the August 1991 coup attempt to overthrow USSR President Mikhail Gorbachev.
The KGB was a national Intelligence and Security Agency for the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), and directly controlled the Republic-level KGB organizations, however, as Russia was the core republic of the Soviet Union, the KGB, itself, also was Russia's republic-level KGB.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /KGB   (1270 words)

 KGB - Encyclopedia Glossary Meaning Explanation KGB   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The KGB was subordinated to the Council of Ministers.
On July 5, 1978 the KGB was renamed the "KGB of the USSR" with the KGB Chairman given a seat on the council.
The KGB was dissolved due to the participation of its chief, Colonel General Vladimir Kryuchkov, in the August 1991 coup attempt designed to overthrow Mikhail Gorbachev.
www.encyclopedia-glossary.com /en/KGB.html   (1234 words)

The KGB was originally designated as a "state committee attached to the Council of Ministers." On July 5, 1978, a new law on the Council of Ministers changed the status of the KGB, along with that of several other state committees, so that its chairman was a member of the Council of Ministers by law.
Indeed, the high degree of centralization in the KGB was reflected in the fact that regional KGB branches were not subordinated to the local soviets (see Glossary), but only to the KGB hierarchy.
The KGB was directed by a chairman--who was formally appointed by the Supreme Soviet but actually was selected by the Politburo--one or two first deputy chairmen, and several (usually four to six) deputy chairmen.
www.globalsecurity.org /intell/world/russia/kgb-su0514.htm   (577 words)

 Arafat's KGB Connections
The KGB had trained him at its Balashikha special-ops school east of Moscow and in the mid-1960s decided to groom him as the future PLO leader.
First, the KGB destroyed the official records of Arafat's birth in Cairo, replacing them with fictitious documents saying that he had been born in Jerusalem and was therefore a Palestinian by birth.
In 1969 the KGB asked Arafat to declare war on American "imperial-Zionism" during the first summit of the Black Terrorist International, a neo-Fascist pro-Palestine organization financed by the KGB and Libya's Moammar Gadhafi.
www.us-israel.org /jsource/Terrorism/arafatkgb.html   (398 words)

 Russian KGB, KGB Russia, Russia KGB, Komitet Gosudarstvenoi Bezopasnosti on RussiansAbroad.com
The KGB had been an integral feature of the Soviet state since it was established by Nikita S. Khrushchev (in office 1953-64) in 1954 to replace the People's Commissariat for Internal Affairs (Narodnyy komissariat vnutrennikh del--NKVD), which during its twenty-year existence had conducted the worst of the Stalinist purges.
The KGB's branches in the fourteen non-Russian republics duplicated the structure and operations of the unionwide organization centered in Moscow; KGB offices existed in every subnational jurisdiction and city of the Soviet Union.
The KGB's primary internal function was surveillance of the Soviet citizenry, using a vast intelligence apparatus to ensure loyalty to the regime and to suppress all expressions of political opposition.
www.russiansabroad.com /russian_history_364.html   (938 words)

 KGB - Uncyclopedia
The KGB is a fast food chain, founded by Harland D. Kesnel in 2002 in Kentucky.
KGB is renowned for its secret recipe of 11 herbs and spices.
It is thought that earlier this year, the KGB cut back on funding of their restaurants in order to pay bribes and reparations to the KFC (the former Secret Police of the former USSR).
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/KGB   (426 words)

 FrontPage magazine.com :: Symposium: KGB Resurrection by Jamie Glazov
KGB is in power again, with all the consequences it entails.
Putin and his KGB cronies might think, there were objective reasons for the Soviet collapse, and those reasons did not disappear just because they took over.
Woolsey, in the context of the KGB resurrection that Mr.
www.frontpagemag.com /Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=13210   (3157 words)

 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for KGB   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Moscow's big stick: amid the chaos of a disintegrating society, the KGB is amassing new powers and wielding ever greater political and economic influence.
'The KGB decided to stop Gorbachev': a high-ranking KGB defector discusses his old agency's role in glasnost and perestroika.
New act, old tricks: dismantled after the failed Soviet coup, the KGB is flourishing in Boris Yeltsin's Russia.
www.encyclopedia.com /articles/06928.html   (625 words)

 Bar | KGB Bar
Admission is free, drinks are cheap and strong, and the level of excellence is such that KGB has been named best literary venue in New York City by New York Magazine, the Village Voice, and everyone else who bestows these awards of recognition.
The story of the KGB Bar and how it came to be is a long tale and some of you readers may want to skip it.
KGB would be open to the public without charging a cover.
www.kgbbar.com /bar   (1600 words)

 Russian Spetsnaz.Russian martial arts. Spetsnaz - Russian System Training. Systema. /KGB vs CIA
With the means available of the KGB to promote inquiries in the parliaments of England, France and other countries of their governments about their attitude to the hostile actions of USA intelligence intended to aggravate international tension.
The Crisis in Berlin...and in the KGB The disastrous wave of betrayal and defections in the KGB occurred at a moment of maximum international tension between the Moscow and the West, marked by the Berlin and the Cuban crises.
But in October-November 1961, the KGB and the military leadership evidently still believed that the signing of a separate peace treaty with the GDR was possible and designed its “distraction” measures anticipating that this treaty would be a source of serious tension with the West.
www.kgb-militaryschool.com /view/KGB_vs_CIA   (6080 words)

 Putin's Career Rooted in Russia's KGB (washingtonpost.com)
The KGB was known to the Stasi as "the friends," and it relied on the Stasi for support.
Yuri Andropov, the KGB boss and later Soviet leader, had responded in the early 1980s by trying to impose more discipline on the ailing system, and many in the KGB shared his hope it could be saved from within.
Putin acknowledged recently that he was "a KGB officer under the roof, as we say," noting that the rector knew about it.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/inatl/longterm/russiagov/putin.htm   (3176 words)

 The KGB in Afghanistan: Mitrokhin Documents Disclosed
The document also reveals KGB and Afghan intelligence cooperation with Murtaza Bhutto, the brother of later Pakistan prime minister Benazir Bhutto; as well as links with Murtaza Bhutto, a leftist terrorist involved in organizing and supervising the hijacking of a Pakistani civilian airliner in 1981.
The KGB spent enormous sums to rapidly build up indigenous Afghan communist intelligence services, of which the main one, the KHAD, became feared and hated for its use of torture and assassination.
By concocting rumors and slander, the KGB contributed significantly to the destruction of the Afghan Communist Party and to the dysfunctionality of Soviet policies.
www.fas.org /sgp/news/2002/02/kgb-afgh.html   (561 words)

 KGB - Free net encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
KGB (transliteration of "КГБ") is the Russian-language abbreviation for State Security Committee, (Russian: Template:Audio; Komitet Gosudarstvennoy Bezopasnosti).
On November 6, 1991, the KGB officially ceased to exist, although its successor national state security organisation, the Russian Federalnaya Sluzhba Bezopasnosti (FSB), is functionally much like the Soviet KGB.
Most notable are the KGB successes in gathering US atomic secrets, and, in the UK, the Cambridge Five, especially Kim Philby of the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS), also known as MI6.
www.netipedia.com /index.php/KGB   (1287 words)

 KGB - Russia / Soviet Intelligence Agencies
In addition, the KGB had the authority to investigate military crimes defined in Article 259 of the Russian Republic's Code of Criminal Procedure--disclosure of a military secret or loss of a document containing a military secret.
According to Western sources, the KGB had custody and transport responsibilities for nuclear charges, which were separated from missiles and aircraft, until the late 1960s.
At that time the KGB apparently relinquished its physical control over nuclear warheads, but it remained involved in the nuclear control process.
www.fas.org /irp/world/russia/kgb/su0520.htm   (555 words)

 The KGB: "They still need us" | thebulletin.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
On August 21, Vladimir Kryuchkov, KGB head and one of the leaders of the coup, was arrested.
And it has kept control of KGB archives and documents, which not only allow it to manipulate public opinion, but also to exercise control over the fate of individuals, including politicians.
The KGB arrested Mirsayanov for revealing a state secret, and held him in prison for 10 days without letting him see an attorney.
www.bullatomsci.org /issues/1993/jf93/jf93Gevorkian.html   (1376 words)

 Knight, A.: Spies without Cloaks: The KGB's Successors.
As Amy Knight shows, the KGB was renamed and reorganized several times after it was officially disbanded in December 1991--but it was not reformed.
Knight's rich and lively narrative begins with the aborted August 1991 coup, led by KGB hard-liners, and takes us through the summer of 1995, when the Russian parliamentary elections were looming on the horizon.
The failed coup attempt was a setback for the KGB because it led to demands from Russian democrats for a complete overhaul of the security services.
pup.princeton.edu /titles/5790.html   (535 words)

 USNews.com: Nation & World: What the KGB owes to Monty Python
In 1992, the senior KGB archivist, Vasili Mitrokhin, was smuggled out of Russia by British agents along with one of the biggest collections of secret documents ever obtained by western intelligence agencies.
An alert KGB officer noticed a waiter moving across the room with a bottle of Coke into the background of a photograph being taken of her.
The KGB covers the whole spectrum from highly effective operations to layers of absurdity that I don't think the West noticed at the time.
www.usnews.com /usnews/news/articles/050930/30whitelaw.htm?track=rss   (663 words)

 KGB galéria agentov
História KGB pozná mnoho výrazných osobností, ktoré prispeli k rozvoju všeobecného teroru moci a víťazstva idey na zdravým rozumom.
Keď vzniklo podozrenie, že ide o agentku KGB a hrozilo jej odhalenie, vtipne zbraň ukryla, k telesnému obcovaniu dochádzalo a nepriateľ opäť umieral, len neskôr a v ťažkých bolestiach v závere tretieho štádia choroby.
Ivan mal všetky predpoklady stať sa vysokým dôstojníkom KGB, pretože v jeho kádrových materiáloch sa mu podarilo dokázať, že desať generácii jeho predkov bolo úplne bez vzdelania, teda uvedomelí proletári.
www.angelfire.com /sk/kgb2/galeriagentov.html   (819 words)

 KGB man turns author - People news   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Phillip Bobkov is the former head of the Fifth Department in KGB and first deputy of the KGB.
Having in mind that the whole presentation was heavily loaded with ideology, naturally the first question to Bobkov should have been what was it like to work for the KGB in the period of the Cold War and was the work much influenced by the dominant ideology of the time.
One of the earliest Cold War plans the KGB was aware of was the so-called "Liotet" plan, Bobkov remembers.
www.sofiaecho.com /art.php?id=8248&catid=30   (935 words)

 KGB Report August 2, 1999   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The KGB Random Quotations Generator has nearly 2,900 entries and is frequently updated.
We ran out of 1999 KGB Consulting tetradecagon pop-up calendars, but we received a call from the supplier that the Y2K editions (featuring lovely shore birds, by the way), are being shipped, provided the second credit card company doesn't decline payment like the first one did.
KGB's backyard weather station recorded 3.59 inches of rain during the three-hour event, which exceeded the total rainfall we had received for all of June and July.
www.kgb.com /kgbreport/19990802.html   (2841 words)

The Committee for State Security, or KGB, (Russian: Комите́т Госуда́рственной Безопа́сности; Komitet Gosudarstvennoy Bezopasnosti), was the name of the main Soviet Security Agency and intelligence agency, as well as the main secret police agency from March 13, 1954 to November 6, 1991.
Alger Hiss was suspected to be a KGB spy.
KGB OSNAZ (Special Operations detachments), such as: Alpha Group, Beta Group, and Delfin, Vympel etc, whose exact controls and missions are unclear.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/KGB   (1258 words)

 KGB Constitution
KGB members that have affiliations with other organizations would be barred from holding any leadership position within KGB and could advance only to the rank of Knight.
This releases KGB citizens of being required to be a member of that specific faction (In short, you may be a member of another guild on that game world or server that has been declared open).
In KGB, Earldom is achieved by well known and decorated veterans from KGB who have been an example to the rest of the nation.
w3.the-kgb.com /index/kgbcon.htm   (6679 words)

 What will Latvia's KGB archives reveal - Pravda.Ru   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In case in was discovered that someone had any connections with the KGB, he/she was automatically denied the position in the country.
Among them are people who really supplied KGB with information and who are guilty of many crimes against humanity; there are also those who helped KGB solve various economic crimes.
According to Zalite, 'imposing a ban on former KGB agents to get any governmental positions and be a candidate in an election campaign for 10 years is already a good punishment for the sins of the past.
english.pravda.ru /world/20/92/372/12883_KGB.html   (552 words)

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