The Mitrokhin Archive

Author(s): Christopher Andrew

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"The Mitrokhin Archive" tells for the first time in full the startling story of Soviet attempts to infiltrate the West. Working from Vasili Mitrokhin's archive and his own unrivalled expertise in the history of intelligence, Christopher Andrew has created an extraordinary picture of a USSR committed to covert activity at home and abroad to maintain Communism. From technological espionage to the cultivation of agents of influence, the KGB's methods ranged from financial inducements through sexual blackmail to assassination as they pursued their aims. What emerges is a state apparatus devoted to - even obsessed by - gathering information yet quite incapable of analysing it realistically.


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The Mitrokhin archive; from Lenin's Cheka to Stalin's OGPU; the great illegals; the magnificent five; terror; war; the grand alliance; victory; from war to Cold War; the main adversary - part 1, North American illegals in the 1950s; the main adversary - part 2, walk-ins and legal residencies in the early Cold War; the main adversary - part 3, illegals after "Abel"; the main adversary -part 4, walk-ins and legal residencies in the later Cold War; political warfare - active measures and the main adversary; progress operations - part 1, crushing the Prague spring; progress operations - part 2, spying on the Soviet Bloc; the KGB and Western communist parties; Eurocommunism; ideological subversion -part 1, the war against the dissidents; SIGINT in the Cold War; special tasks - part 1, from Marshal Tito to Rudolf Nureyev; special tasks - part 2, the Andropov era and beyond; Cold War operations against Britain - part 1, after the magnificent five; Cold War operations against Britain - part 2, after operation FOOT; the Federal Republic of Germany; France and Italy during the Cold War - agent penetration and active measures; the penetration and persecution of the Soviet churches; the Polish Pope and the rise of Solidarity; the Polish crisis and the crumbling of the Sovier Bloc; conclusion - from the one-party state to the Putin Presidency - the role of Russian intelligence; appendices.

General Fields

  • : 9780140284874
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : 0.685
  • : July 2000
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 41mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Christopher Andrew
  • : Paperback
  • : 327.1247
  • : 1040
  • : 16pp b&w inset