Moscow Rules: Secret Police, Spies, Sleepers, Assassins (Paperback)

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After the guns fell silent in May 1945, Stalin installed secret police services in the satellite countries of Central and Eastern Europe. Trained by his NKVD—a predecessor of the KGB—officers of the Polish UB, the Czech StB, the Hungarian AVO, Romania’s Securitate, Bulgaria’s KDS, Albania’s Sigurimi, and the Stasi of the German Democratic Republic ruthlessly repressed their fellow citizens. These state terror organizations were also designed for espionage in the West, to conceal the real case officers in Moscow. Specially trained operatives undertook "wet jobs," including assassination of anti-Soviet figures. Perhaps the most menacing were the sleepers who settled in the West. Douglas Boyd explores the relationship between the KGB and its ghastly brood.

About the Author


Douglas Boyd was trained as a Russian-language snooper on Warsaw Pact air forces, based at a secret RAF SIGINT base in Berlin, and spent time as a Cold War POW in East Berlin. He is the author of The Kremlin Conspiracy and Red October.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780750989367
ISBN-10: 075098936X
Publisher: The History Press
Publication Date: April 1st, 2019
Pages: 336
Language: English