Saturday, December 04, 2010

KGB Operations in the U.S.

The Soviet Committee for State Security KGB (Комитет Государственной Безопасности) ran numerous intelligence operations in foreign countries during the 20th century. Its First Chief Directorate PGU (Первое Главное Управление), responsible for foreign intelligence and espionage, stationed many agents, often under diplomatic cover, in embassies and trade mission all over the world, and also used illegal agents under false identities. The PGU's main target was of course the United States.

In 1991, the KGB was dissolved and divided into several different organisations. The most important parts are now know as the Russian Federal Security Service FSB (Федеральная служба безопасности), the Foreign Intelligence Service SVR (Служба Внешней Разведки) and the Federal Agency of Government Communications and Information FAPSI (Федеральное Агентство Правительственной Связи и Информации). Despite the reorganisation and new names, they still can't leave their old habits, as you can read in my post on the large SVR spy ring in the U.S.

There's an interesting old 130 minutes documentary about KGB operations in the United States in the 20th century on Youtube. You can view the complete 1981 documentary (in black & White) here, or watch five separate parts (in color) via the links below the video.



See parts 1 and 2 also in color.

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