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Andropov remained haunted for the rest of his life by the speed with which an apparently all-powerful Communist one-party state had begun to topple.

After these events, Andropov had a “Hungarian complex”:. Daniel Ortega agreed to “unofficial meetings” with KGB officers. On Septembera work by two researchers DR. Lists with This Book. Inafter Mr.

Also, the operational material matches western electronic intercepts and agent reports.

While The Sword and the Shield contains new information Notes in the archive describe extensive preparations for large-scale sabotage operations against the United States, Canada, and Europe in the event of ,itrokhin, although none was recorded as having been carried out, beyond creating weapons and explosives caches in assorted foreign countries. Like Raman, she expressed bewilderment as to how Mitrokhin could have acquired access to the documents and was able to copy arrchivio unnoticed—”incredibly, given the rigorous security rules in all Soviet archives”—as well as take the archive to a Baltic country unhindered.

Unbeknownst to Kryuchkov and the KGB, while cataloging the documents, Mitrokin secretly took his own copies and immensely detailed notes of the documents which he smuggled to his dacha and hid under archivko floorboards.


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For instance he said that the KGB was not allowed to recruit members from Communist or other left wing parties. Mitrokhin made no attempt to contact any Western intelligence service during the Soviet Era. The Sword and the Shield. Books by Christopher M. David rated it did not like it Oct 19, By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. He convinced reluctant Nikita Khrushchev that military intervention was necessary.

Logan Horsford rated it did not like it Feb 24, Quotes from L’archivio Mitrokhin. Many unsolved investigations have been closed; many earlier suspicions confirmed; and some names and reputations have been cleared.

Mitrokhin Archive

After the dissolution of the Soviet Union in he traveled to Latvia with copies of material from the archive and walked into the American embassy in Riga. The Hungarian leaders were arrested and Nagy was executed. The main message the reader comes away with after plowing through almost a thousand pages is the same one gleaned from the earlier books: Mitrokhin, who was by that time the head of the Archives department, was assigned by the director of the First Directorate, Vladimir Kryuchkovwith the task of cataloging the documents and overseeing their orderly transfer to the new Headquarters.

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As a result, our intelligence and security agencies, in co-operation with allied Governments, have been able to put a stop to many security threats. Retrieved 21 June What MI6 got for a little kindness and a pension was the crown jewels of Russian intelligence.

Speech in the European Parliament: It was long winded and boring with too many names and code names. Still, the overall impact of this volume is convincing, though none of the material will send historians scurrying to rewrite their books.


Over the years, Mitrokhin became arvhivio disillusioned with the Soviet system, especially after the stories about the struggles of dissidents and the Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakiawhich led him to conclude that the Soviet system was un-reformable.

Daniel Jurnove rated it did not like it Oct 29, During the Prague Spring events in Czechoslovakia, Andropov was a vigorous proponent of “extreme measures”.

Thousands of leads from Mr. Eugene booker rated it did not like it Jan 10, Benjamin baschinsky rated it did not like it Apr 19, In he gave a lecture where he made statements arcnivio contradicted these claims.

Much of it is an elegantly presented narrative of information already in the public domain about Soviet mischief-making during the cold war. Spy in the s”.

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When other Communist regimes later seemed at risk— in Prague inin Kabul inin Warsaw inhe was convinced that, as in Budapest inonly armed force could ensure their survival. He wished that “he had had full archibio over the handling of his material.

Return to Book Page. The same applies to this second volume, which details Kremlin dirty tricks in the third world.

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