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Inside the KGB: My Life in Soviet Espionage

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V Kuzichkin
Date Published
409 pages
A former member of the KGB in the Soviet Union describes his life and his role in the espionage branch of the Soviet secret service.
Vladimir Kuzichkin was born in 1947 and sought asylum in the West in 1982. He describes how he was recruited and trained and his work in the KGB's First Chief Directorate, which was involved in illegal operations. He details his work in Iran, which was under the rule of the Shah when he arrived, and the failed KGB attempt to assassinate the Shah. The narrative details the KGB's intelligence-gathering procedures, surveillance techniques, and methods of recruitment and creation of false identities. It also describes the KGB as an elite organization set apart from the rest of the society and run by a corrupt and stagnating bureaucracy. Index


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