Historical Dictionary of Russian and Soviet Intelligence

Historical Dictionary of Russian and Soviet Intelligence

by Robert W. Pringle

Hardcover(Second Edition)

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Overview

This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Russian and Soviet Intelligence is the only volume that lays out how Russian and Soviet intelligence works and how its operations have impacted Russian history. It covers Russian intelligence from the imperial period to the present focusing in greatest detail on Cold War espionage cases and the Putin-era intelligence community.

This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 600 cross-referenced entries on espionage techniques, categories of agents, crucial operations spies, defectors, moles, and double and triple agents. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the Russian Intelligence.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442253179
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 08/20/2015
Series: Historical Dictionaries of Intelligence and Counterintelligence Series
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 1,000,256
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Robert W. Pringle is an Army veteran of Vietnam, who served in the Foreign Service and as a CIA intelligence officer. He has taught at several universities, and is the author of two books and several articles.

Table of Contents

Editor’s Foreword Jon Woronoff
Reader's Note
List of Acronyms and Abbreviations
Chronology
Introduction
THE DICTIONARY
Appendixes
A. The Evolution of Soviet State Security, 1917–1991
B. KGB Chairs, 1917–1991
C. Russian Foreign Intelligence Organizations, 1920–
D. Chiefs of Soviet and Russian Foreign Intelligence, 1920–
E. Russian Security Services, 1991–
F. Heads of Military Intelligence (GRU), 1918–
G. Venona Code Names and Encryption
H. Loss of Life in the Stalin Era
I. Agents and Programs Betrayed by Aldrich Ames, Robert Hanssen, and Edward Lee Howard
J. Maskirovka: Deception on Nuclear Weapons Programs
Bibliography
About the Author

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