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KGB : death and rebirth, Martin Ebon

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KGB : death and rebirth
Title
KGB
Title remainder
death and rebirth
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Martin Ebon
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
It was official. In 1991, two months after an abortive coup in August, the KGB was pronounced dead. But was it really? In KGB: Death and Rebirth, Martin Ebon, a writer long engaged in the study of foreign affairs, maintains that the notorious secret police/espionage organization is alive and well. He takes a penetrating look at KGB predecessors, the KGB at the time of its supposed demise, and the subsequent use of segmented intelligence forces such as border patrols and communications and espionage agencies. Ebon points out that after the Ministry of Security resurrected these domestic KGB activities, Yevgeny Primakov's Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (FIS) assumed foreign policy positions not unlike its predecessor's. Even more important, Ebon argues, spin-off secret police organizations - some still bearing the KGB name - have surfaced, wielding significant power in former Soviet republics, from the Ukraine to Kazakhstan, from Latvia to Georgia. How did the new KGB evolve? Who were the individuals responsible for recreating the KGB in its new image? What was the KGB's relationship with Mikhail Gorbachev during his regime? Did Boris Yeltsin plan a Russian KGB, even before the August coup? What has been the role of KGB successor agencies within the independence movements in Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia? How has Yevgeny Primakov influenced foreign intelligence activity? What is the role of the FIS in Iran? What does the future hold? Martin Ebon meets these provocative questions head-on, offering candid, often surprising answers and new information for the curious - or concerned - reader. While the Cold War is over, Ebon cautions, the KGB has retained its basic structure and goals under a new name, and it would be naive to believe otherwise
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Ebon, Martin
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Soviet Union
  • Sluzhba vneshneĭ razvedki Rossiĭskoĭ Federat︠s︡ii
  • Intelligence service
  • Intelligence service
Label
KGB : death and rebirth, Martin Ebon
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page [219]) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
28724050
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 227 pages
Isbn
9780275946333
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1583846
Label
KGB : death and rebirth, Martin Ebon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page [219]) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
28724050
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 227 pages
Isbn
9780275946333
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1583846

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