KGB & the Soviet Secret Police

McGill, Sara Ann
August 2017
KGB & the Soviet Secret Police;8/1/2017, p1
Discusses the history of the Soviet Union's secret police force, the Komitet Gosudarstvennoy Bezopasnosti (KGB). Evolution of the Cheka police force into the KGB; Official responsibilities of the KGB, including the suppression of dissent; Role of the KGB in international espionage; Success of Yuri Andropov as head of the agency; Reorganization of the KGB by Boris Yeltsin.


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