KGB - The Sword and the Shield

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Dzerzhinsky & Co.
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Set up as a ‘temporary’ measure by Lenin, millions of Soviet citizens would die at the hands of the secret services as internal dissent, real or imaginary, was crushed. Outside the .. show full overview
Beria & Co.
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By August 1949, at least five years earlier than expected, the USSR became the world’s second superpower, thanks to its spies who had stolen America’s atomic secrets. But by March 1953, .. show full overview
Putin & Co.
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Coup d’etats, assassinations, sex scandals, radioactive’s the stuff of a Bond movie. But in today’s Russia, it’s all very real. Under Vladimir Putin, the KGB or FSB as .. show full overview