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Author Pringle, Robert W., author

Title Historical dictionary of Russian and Soviet Intelligence / Robert W. Pringle
Edition Second edition
Published Lanham [Maryland] : Rowman & Littlefield, [2015]
Boston, Massachusetts : Credo Reference, 2017
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Description 1 online resource (604 entries)
Series Historical dictionaries of intelligence and counterintelligence
Historical dictionaries of intelligence and counterintelligence.
Contents Entries A-Z -- The evolution of Soviet State Security -- KGB Chairs, 1917-1991 -- Russian foreign intelligence organizations, 1920- -- Chiefs of Soviet and Russian Foreign Intelligence, 1920- -- Russian Security Services, 1991- -- Heads of Military Intelligence (GRU), 1918- -- Venona code names and encryption -- Loss of life in the Stalin Era -- Agents and programs betrayed by Aldrich Ames, Robert Hanssen, and Edward Lee Howard -- Maskirovka: deception on nuclear weapons programs -- Bibliography -- About the author
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 377-420)
Notes Mode of access: World Wide Web
Description based on title page of print version
Subject Intelligence service -- Russia -- Encyclopedias.
Military intelligence -- Russia -- Encyclopedias.
Spies -- Russia -- Biography -- Encyclopedias.
Intelligence service -- Soviet Union -- Encyclopedias.
Military intelligence -- Soviet Union -- Encyclopedias.
Spies -- Soviet Union -- Biography -- Encyclopedias.
Intelligence service -- Russia (Federation) -- Encyclopedias.
Military intelligence -- Russia (Federation) -- Encyclopedias.
Spies -- Russia (Federation) -- Biography -- Encyclopedias.
Genre/Form Dictionaries.
Encyclopedias.
Biographies.
Form Electronic book
Author Credo Reference (Firm), distributor
LC no. 2015008634
ISBN 9781786844026 (electronic version)
9781442253186 (ebook)