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  Vladimir Kryuchkov - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Vladimir Alexandrovich Kryuchkov (Владимир Александрович Крючков in Russian) was born in Volgograd in 1924.
While publicly backing Mikhail Gorbachev's reforms, Kryuchkov intensified KGB's military and economic spying; claimed restructure of KGB to focus on crime.
During the August Coup of 1991, he was one of the "gang of eight", the Committee for the State of Emergency that tried to oust Gorbachev and take over the government.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Vladimir_Kryuchkov   (177 words)

  
 Vladimir Kryuchkov - TheBestLinks.com - Amnesty, KGB, Politburo, Russian, ...
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Vladimir Aleksandrovich Kryuchkov (Крючков, Владимир Александрович in Russian) (born 1924), Russian politician and statesman, Army General (1988).
During the August Coup of 1991, Kryuchkov was a member of the State Emergency Committee, for which he would be prosecuted and sentenced.
www.thebestlinks.com /Vladimir_Kryuchkov.html   (141 words)

  
 KGB
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.
Kryuchkov was arrested, and General Vadim Bakatin was appointed Chairman on August 23, 1991 with a mandate to dismantle the KGB.
On November 6, 1991 the Russian KGB officially ceased to exist, though its successor organization, the Federalnaya Sluzhba Bezopasnosti, or FSB, is functionally extremely similar to the KGB.
encyclopedia.codeboy.net /wikipedia/k/kg/kgb.html   (771 words)

  
 RFE/RL Profile of CI Centre Professor Oleg Kalugin
Kalugin claims that his conflict with Vladimir Kryuchkov, the former chief of the KGB's First Chief Directorate and later the KGB itself, is the source of much of his troubles.
Kryuchkov, on the other hand, described Kalugin as undisciplined and unruly with a taste for the good life and alcohol, drinking with KGB colleagues after hours in the KGB offices.
Kryuchkov received his college degree by correspondence during the war and avoided wartime service because of his Komsomol leadership role.
www.cicentre.com /STAFF_Kalugin_RFERL.htm   (2454 words)

  
 MIM Notes
Another important figure is Vladimir Aleksandrovich Kryuchkov, the KGB chair from 1988 until 1991 when he led a failed coup against Gorbachev.
Yeltsin released Kryuchkov in 1993, but he retired from public life.(3) It was an example of how his life of struggle was too little too late.
Kryuchkov: "'Despite the fact that the external pressures were strong, the decisive factors were domestic,' he said....
www.etext.org /Politics/MIM/mn/text.php?mimfile=mn210/sword3.txt   (1015 words)

  
 Boris Yeltsin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
On August 18 1991, a coup against Gorbachev was launched by hardline communists headed by Vladimir Kryuchkov.
Gorbachev was held in the Crimea while Yeltsin raced to the White House of Russia in Moscow to defy the coup.
He resigned on December 31 1999, and in accordance with Russian Constitution, prime minister Vladimir Putin became an Acting President until new elections were held on March 26 2000.
www.sterlingheights.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Boris_Yeltsin   (1275 words)

  
 Vladimir Kryuchkov - Encyclopedia Glossary Meaning Explanation Vladimir Kryuchkov   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Vladimir Kryuchkov - Encyclopedia Glossary Meaning Explanation Vladimir Kryuchkov.
Here you will find more informations about Vladimir Kryuchkov.
Later freed by the amnesty of the State Duma in 1994.
www.encyclopedia-glossary.com /en/Vladimir-Kryuchkov.html   (227 words)

  
 Kryuchkov, Vladimir A. --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
Vladimir was founded in 1108 by Vladimir II Monomakh, grand prince of Kiev.
It is centred on Vladimir city and lies east of Moscow in the basin of the Oka River.
Russian-born pianist and conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy was known for his virtuoso technique, intellect, and sensitivity in performance.
www.britannica.com /ebi/article-9328608   (579 words)

  
 16th Plenum - Closing Session
Vladimir Ivanovich Korotayev, Deputy Director of the Russian Center for the Storage and Preservation of Historical Documents, for their participation, contributions, and cooperation.
Kryuchkov stated that, if Americans had been transferred to the Soviet Union, he would have known about it, since he sat at the head of Soviet intelligence services for so long.
Vladimir Aleksandrovich Kryuchkov was the KGB chief from 1988 to 1991.
www.dtic.mil /dpmo/sovietunion/16th_plenum_closing.htm   (5095 words)

  
 Wikipedia: KGB
On July 5, 1978 the KGB was renamed the "KGB of the USSR" with the KGB Chairman given a seat on the council.
Vladimir Yefimovich Semichastniy November 13 1961 - May 18 1967
Vladimir Kryuchkov October 1 1988 - August 22 1991
www.factbook.org /wikipedia/en/k/kg/kgb.html   (845 words)

  
 The Institute of World Politics > News & Publication > KGB: The Perils of Arbitrary Power
Following the 28th Party Congress in July 1990 at which KGB Chairman Vladimir Kryuchkov made a militant speech in favor of communist orthodoxy, Gorbachev conspicuously acquiesced time and again to the state security and other repressive organs.
Kryuchkov made an unscheduled live television appearance on December 11, pledging—in the name of the president—to smash the "anti-communist tide" sweeping the Soviet Union.(4) Gorbachev made no attempt to disassociate himself from Kryuchkov's remarks.
Kryuchkov stated in late 1989, "Virtually all our employees are members of the Communist Party or the Komsomol.
www.iwp.edu /news/newsID.38/news_detail.asp   (2284 words)

  
 THE MARKOV AND MAXWELL MURDERS COME HOME TO ROOST IN WESTMISTER
That night in Moscow, Vladimir Kryuchkov decided to launch his coup - instead of the State of Emergency which had been agreed on with Gorbachov and was to have been voted by the Supreme Soviet at the end of August.
That night in Moscow, Vladimir Kryuchkov decided to launch his coup - instead of the State of Emergency which had been agreed on with Gorbachev and was to have been voted by the Supreme Soviet at the end of August.
Vladimir 'Kompromat' Putin made sure that a story on the Markov case appeared on Moscow TV News a few days before the arrival of Robin Cook in Moscow last month, thus ensuring the docility of Cook and Blair on the Chechnya war crimes.
cryptome.quintessenz.at /mirror/markov-file2.htm   (14476 words)

  
 British Publisher Robert Maxwell Was Mossad Spy New Claim On Tycoon's Mystery Death   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
He was approached by Vladimir Kryuchkov, head of the KGB.
The plan was for the Israelis to go to Washington and say that democracy could not work in Russia and that it was better to allow the country to return to a modified form of communism, which America could help to control.
Kryuchkov told Maxwell that he would be seen as a saviour of all those Jews.
www.rense.com /general32/claim.htm   (1118 words)

  
 Soviet-Empire.com - Alternative History
The 'State Emergency Committee' including KGB chairman Vladimir Kryuchkov, Internal Affairs Minister Pugo, Defence Minister Dmitriy Yazov, and Prime Minister Pavlov announced that Gorbachev was ill and had been relieved of his state post as president, and they named Soviet Union vice president Gennadiy Yanayev as the acting president in his place.
The hardliners had the parliament building surrounded by the military but due to the botched way the operation was carried out communications lines to the building were not cut and the word was immediately out about what was happening.
Vladimir Kryuchkov insisted he had no knowledge of the order despite the evidence to the contrary which he dismissed as having been "planted".
www.soviet-empire.com /ussr/library/other/alt_history.php   (891 words)

  
 Internal Front Groups: Vladimir Zhirinovsky and the 'Centrist Bloc'
One of the most striking initiatives of the CPSU under Gorbachev was its willingness to permit a multiparty system in the USSR, a move that quickly led to the demise of the CPSU when Soviet citizens were able to choose among alternative parties.
The chairman of the Liberal Democratic Party was Vladimir Zhirinovsky, who, in contrast to the leaders of the other parties, was a political unknown.
Kryuchkov's speech was a throwback to the rhetoric of the days of Stalin.
intellit.muskingum.edu /russia_folder/pcw_era/sect_07.htm   (2368 words)

  
 CNN - Content   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Kryuchkov was the head of the KGB at the time of the coup.
Kryuchkov was a vocal critic of the reforms that Mikhail Gorbachev initiated, saying he believed they were Western attempts to undermine the Soviet Union.
In his 1994 memoir, "The Struggle for Russia," former Russian President Boris Yeltsin wrote that Gorbachev told him he was planning to dismiss Kryuchkov, Internal Affairs Minister Boris Pugo and Prime Minister Valentin Pavlov shortly before the coup.
edition.cnn.com /SPECIALS/2001/russia/interactive/key.players/kryuchkov.html   (100 words)

  
 ANALYSIS: Anniversary of failed coup contains many ironies (09/02/01)
The day before, the group of hard-line conspirators - including Vice-President Gennadii Yanayev and KGB chief Vladimir Kryuchkov - had formed a state emergency committee in a bid to seize power and also had attempted to shut down all independent newspapers.
Albats, many in Russia believe today that the current administration of President Vladimir Putin is a kind of vindication of the failed coup.
Kryuchkov - at the Kremlin for his inauguration in May last year.
www.ukrweekly.com /Archive/2001/350104.shtml   (915 words)

  
 Pravda.RU:History of Federal Security Service
Ivan Serov headed the KGB in 1954-1958, Alexander Shelepin in 1958-1961, Vladimir Semichastny in 1961-1967, Yuri Andropov in 1967-1982, Vitaly Fedorchuk in May-December 1982, Viktor Chebrikov in 1982-1988, Vladimir Kryuchkov in 1988-August 1991 and Vadim Bakatin in August-November 1991.
On May 6, 1991 chairman of the RSFSR Supreme Council Boris Yelstin and KGB head Vladimir Kryuchkov signed a protocol on the formation of the RSFSR KGB following a decision made by the Congress of People's Deputies of the Russian Federation.
Mikhail Barsukov was FSB director in July 1995-June 1996, Nikolai Kovalev in July 1996-July 1998, Vladimir Putin in July 1998-August 1999 and Nikolai Patrushev from August 1999 till the present day.
newsfromrussia.com /main/2004/07/14/54972_.html   (598 words)

  
 Understanding the Moscow Coup of August 1991
June, KGB Chairman Vladimir Kryuchkov made an exceptionally inflammatory secret speech to the Supreme Soviet to the effect that CIA agents were undermining the Soviet Union (a strange claim since Aldrich Ames was giving Kryuchkov full information on CIA agents and operations).
Kryuchkov, as head of the First Chief Directorate of the KGB in 1978, had personally persuaded Yuri Andropov to agree to the Bulgarian request for technical help in the murder of Georgi Markov.
Vladimir Kryuchkov, the KGB chairman who was one of the leaders of the junta, failed to silence Boris Yeltsin and Eduard Shevardnadze at the outset.”
ftp.die.net /mirror/cryptome/moscow-91.htm   (4323 words)

  
 ISCIP - Perspective
Vladimir Kryuchkov, a career Soviet foreign intelligence officer who headed the KGB between 1988 and the coup he helped to hatch in 1991, led the First Chief Directorate when Putin was assigned to East Germany.
Kryuchkov said he traveled to East Germany frequently and knew his officers there.
Kryuchkov did not specify which part of the KGB commissioned Putin, but he indicated clearly that it was outside the First Chief Directorate.
www.bu.edu /iscip/vol10/Waller.html   (3664 words)

  
 Conciliatory Disinformation
In late 1988, when the head of the KGB's First Chief Directorate, Vladimir Kryuchkov, became KGB chairman, the Soviets began to try to construct a new, benign image for the KGB.
Kryuchkov wrote in the 1989 pamphlet, ironically in retrospect, that "at the basis of all our efforts we have placed two criteria - legality and truth." But, as his actions in August 1991 made clear, he did not want the KGB to surrender all its repressive functions.
At a private meeting in Rome on March 11 and 12, Vladimir P. Suslov, head of the Second European Department of the Soviet Foreign Ministry, told a group of former ministers of both industrial and developing countries that the Soviet Union is firmly opposed to terrorism and to those who support terrorism, according to participants.
intellit.muskingum.edu /russia_folder/pcw_era/sect_12.htm   (1686 words)

  
 Vladimir Putin | President of the Russian Federation | Politician | Questia.com Online Library
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 Machek Vladimir: Free Encyclopedia Articles at Questia.com Online Library
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www.questia.com /library/encyclopedia/machek-vladimir.jsp?l=M&p=1   (384 words)

  
 No. 91-P 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
In a chilling speech to the Congress of People's Deputies on 22 December, KGB Chairman Vladimir Kryuchkov provided the latest rationale for a crackdown: to prevent Western businesses and governments from penetrating, subverting and imposing capitalism on the Soviet Union.
Notwithstanding subsequent Soviet (and American) statements attempting to minimize the Kryuchkov speech, it should be interpreted as a strong warning to the West's investors and creditors (both governmental and private) of the prospective climate for business in the USSR.
Kryuchkov noted that the Secretary had said at NATO, "In the short term the question for the Soviet leadership now is not whether reforms will succeed, but how to prevent anarchy and chaos."
www.security-policy.org /papers/1991/91-P1.html   (953 words)

  
 Asia Times: Disillusioned Russians blase toward the coup of '91
The day before, the group of hard-line conspirators, including vice president Gennady Yanayev and KGB chief Vladimir Kryuchkov, had formed a state emergency committee in a bid to seize power and also had attempted to shut down all independent newspapers.
According to Albats, many in Russia believe today that the current administration of President Vladimir Putin is a kind of vindication of the failed coup.
At a news conference last month, co-conspirator and former Soviet prime minister Valentin Pavlov said that Putin's administration is carrying on the work the plotters tried to start 10 years ago, which is to restore control over the country.
www.atimes.com /c-asia/CH21Ag01.html   (805 words)

  
 Insight on the News: Castro Plotted Against Gorby - Fidel Castro's relationship with Mikhail Gorbachev and Vladimir ...
A visit to Cuba late last year by Russian President Vladimir Putin was highlighted by a joint Putin/Fidel Castro announcement that construction of a nuclear reactor on the island would cease.
"When I asked what was happening, officials told me that KGB Director [Vladimir A.] Kryuchkov and the chief of staff of the Soviet armed forces, Gen. Nicolai Leonov, were making a special trip to Havana" he tells Insight.
During secret meetings in Havana Aug. 2-5, 1991, Castro engaged in talks concerning final plans for the coup with Kryuchkov, who was its main organizer, and Leonov, who wrote the proclamation for the uprising.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1571/is_11_17/ai_72274734   (1436 words)

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