TITLE

New act, old tricks

AUTHOR(S)
Trimble, Jeff
PUB. DATE
February 1993
SOURCE
U.S. News & World Report;2/8/93, Vol. 114 Issue 5, p42
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Examines how the Soviet secret police, or the KGB, is flourishing in President Boris Yeltsin's Russia. The statue of Felix Dzerzhinsky, the founder of the KGB, was toppled after the failed 1991 coup against Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev. The KGB's Lubyanka headquarters in Moscow now occupied by the Ministerstvo Bezopasnosti--Russia's Ministry of Security; Why Yeltsin has cultivated the former KGB; The crackdown; Missing files; More. INSET: Splitting up, staying together..
ACCESSION #
9302040872

 

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