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Author Knight, Amy W., 1946-

Title Spies without cloaks : the KGB's successors / Amy Knight
Published Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1996
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Description 1 online resource (318 pages) : map
Contents Ch. 1. The KGB and the Myth of the August Coup -- Ch. 2. Building Russia's Security Apparatus -- Ch. 3. Security Services Put to the Test: The Political Crises of 1993 -- Ch. 4. 1994: An Expanding Role for Domestic Security -- Ch. 5. Foreign Intelligence: The Empire at Iasenevo -- Ch. 6. Russia's Borders and Beyond -- Ch. 7. The Security Services and Human Rights -- Ch. 8. Guardians of History -- Ch. 9. 1995: The KGB's Domain Revisited -- Ch. 10. Conclusion
Summary "This book offers a compelling and comprehensive account of what happened to the KGB when the Soviet Union collapsed and the world's most powerful and dangerous secret police organization was uncloaked. 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 up through the summer of 1995, when the Russian parliamentary elections were looming on the horizon. This story, told by one of the foremost experts on the Soviet/Russian security services and enriched by face-to-face interviews with security professionals in Moscow, is crucial to understanding Russian politics in transition."--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-300) and index
Notes English
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Subject Russia (Federation). Ministerstvo bezopasnosti.
Russia (Federation). Ministerstvo bezopasnosti.
Secret service -- Russia (Federation)
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Law Enforcement.
Secret service.
Russia (Federation)
Form Electronic book
LC no. 95026281
ISBN 0691025770