Last edited by Mauzuru
Friday, July 31, 2020 | History

6 edition of The Russian secret police found in the catalog.

The Russian secret police

Muscovite, Imperial Russian and Soviet Political security operations, 1565-1970.

by Ronald Hingley

  • 113 Want to read
  • 2 Currently reading

Published by Hutchinson in London .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Soviet Union.
    • Subjects:
    • Secret service -- Soviet Union,
    • Intelligence service -- Soviet Union

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: p. [283]-296.

      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHV8224 .H53
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxiii, 305 p.
      Number of Pages305
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5772813M
      ISBN 100091041406
      LC Control Number71539968

      The proportion was especially high in the secret police and 'security' departments, where no doubt revenge played its own part, as did the ideological attachment to Communism that was so strong among internationally minded Jews at that period: Jews like David Szmulevski. There were reasonably strong indigenous Communist forces. The Russian secret police: Muscovite, Imperial Russian and Soviet Political security operations,

        The Russian secret police in London Manchester Guardian, 15 January If a foreigner is fit to breathe the air of England he should have Author: Guardian Staff. The Cheka (a forerunner of the notorious KGB), or political police, was formed in December to protect communist power. By the end of the Civil War the Cheka had become a powerful force. Among the targets of the Cheka were Russian nationalists who objected strongly Soviet Union: The Bolshevik dictatorship.

        Stalin's secret police finally named but killings still not seen as crimes This article is more than 3 years old Andrei Zhukov praised by . OGPU was the secret police of the Soviet Union from to It was after the Cheka and before the official name was the Joint State Political Directorate. The OGPU was theoretically supposed to operate with more restraint than the original Bolshevik secret police, the OGPU's powers were greatly increased in , when the Soviet criminal code Preceding agency: GPU.


Share this book
You might also like
Physical growth and development

Physical growth and development

Rent Regulation and Rental Market Problems.

Rent Regulation and Rental Market Problems.

new system of cultivation without lime, or dung, or summer fallows

new system of cultivation without lime, or dung, or summer fallows

STS-56. RSRM-031, 360L031 KSC processing configuration and data report

STS-56. RSRM-031, 360L031 KSC processing configuration and data report

library of entertainment

library of entertainment

Ogbanje, Son of the Gods

Ogbanje, Son of the Gods

World War 1

World War 1

Boston University

Boston University

Narrative report of work progress

Narrative report of work progress

The exaltation of Inanna

The exaltation of Inanna

History in postcards

History in postcards

Autism

Autism

Mobile Networks and Management

Mobile Networks and Management

The Russian secret police by Ronald Hingley Download PDF EPUB FB2

While some of the material in this book is dated because it was published init still gives a great deal of genuine insight into the activities and history of the spy network of the Soviet Union. The name KGB is loosely translated into Commissariat for State Security.4/5(1).

He also wrote numerous books including biographies of Chekhov, Dostoyevsky, Stalin and Boris Pasternak. He won the James Tait Black Dr.

Ronald Francis Hingley /5(3). The Russian secret police: Muscovite, Imperial Russian and Soviet Political security operations, Hardcover – January 1, by Ronald Hingley (Author) › Visit Amazon's Ronald Hingley Page. Find all the books, read about the author, and more.

/5(3). The Russian secret police: Muscovite, Imperial Russian, and Soviet political security operations Hardcover – /5(3). The Russian secret police: Muscovite, Imperial Russian, and Soviet political security operations.

Ronald Hingley. Simon and Schuster, - History - pages. 0 Reviews. From inside the book. What people are saying - Write a review.

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places. Contents. This is the first book to portray the history of the Russian secret police - the so-called 'Okhrana' - its personnel, world view and interaction with both government and people during the reigns of Alexander III and Nicholas II.

The secret police harassed. The study of the Soviet secret police is beset by many difficulties. Ever since it was established in the secret police has followed the policy of not publishing important documents concerning its structure, functions and operations, while those documents which have been published have often been fragmentary or distorted.

This text portrays the history of the Russian secret police - the so-called Okhrana - it personnel, world view and interaction with both government and people during the reigns of Alexander III and. The Department for Protecting the Public Security and Order (Russian: Отделение по Охранению Общественной Безопасности и Порядка), usually called "guard department" (Russian: Охранное отделение) and commonly abbreviated in modern sources as Okhrana (Russian: Охрана, IPA: (), lit.

'the guard') was a secret-police force Headquarters: Petrograd. The first secret police after the October Revolution, created by Vladimir Lenin's decree on Decemwas called "Cheka" (ЧК).

Officers were referred to as "chekists", a name that is still informally applied to people under the Federal Security Service of Russia, the KGB 's successor in Russia after the dissolution of the Soviet Union.

The secret police harassed, infiltrated and subverted Russian radical and progressive society as it struggled to preserve Tsardom's traditional political culture in the face of Russia's rapid socio-economic transformation - a transformation which the forces of order scarcely understood, yet deeply despised.

The secret police remained the most powerful and feared Soviet institution throughout the Stalinist period. Although the post-Stalin secret police, the KGB, no longer inflicted such large-scale purges, terror, and forced depopulation on the peoples of the Soviet Union, it continued to be used by the Kremlin leadership to suppress political and religious dissent.

The FSB is mainly responsible for internal security of the Russian state, counterintelligence, and the fight against organized crime, terrorism, and drug smuggling, whereas overseas espionage is the primary responsibility of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service, successor to the KGB's First Directorate, Jurisdiction: President of Russia.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Vasilʹev, A.T. (Alekseĭ Tikhonovich), Ochrana, the Russian secret police. Philadelphia: J.B.

Lippincott, In this gripping narrative, John Koehler details the widespread activities of East Germany's Ministry for State Security, or “Stasi.” The Stasi, which infiltrated every walk of East German life, suppressed political opposition, and caused the imprisonment of hundreds of thousands of citizens, proved to be one of the most powerful secret police and espionage services in the Cited by: This book deals with three topics: 1) the orgnaizational development of the Cheka, 2) the institutional rivalries between the Cheka and other governmental organs and 3) the activities of the Cheka in combating counterrevolution, speculation, sabotage, and misconduct in office/5(2).

In the Communist Secret Police became known as the Peoples Commissariat for Internal Affairs. Later that year the new head of the NKVD, Genrikh Yagoda, arrested Lev Kamenev, Gregory Zinoviev, Ivan Smirnov, and thirteen others and accused them of being involved with Leon Trotsky in a plot to murder Joseph Stalin and other party leaders.

The Cheka: Lenin's political police: the all-Russian extraordinary commission for combating counter-revolution and sabotage, December to February George Leggett Clarendon Press, - History - pagesReviews: 1.

Unwelcome books Inthe young Soviet government created the Glavlit (General Directorate for the Protection of State Secrets in the Press) which for decades remained the main instrument of Author: Oleg Yegorov. ‎The infamous KGB of Cold War renown was the successor to a series of equally lethal state security agencies that date from the early days of the Russian Revolution: the Cheka, OGPU, NKVD and MVD.

Stalin s Secret Police begins by describing the harsh state security used by the despotic Tsars from the. Okhranka, acronym from Russian Otdeleniye po Okhraneniyu Obshchestvennoy Bezopasnosti i Poryadka, English Department for Defense of Public Security and Order, (–), prerevolutionary Russian secret-police organization that was founded to combat political terrorism and left-wing revolutionary group’s principal mode of operation was.

America’s first CIA director, Allen Dulles, once said of the KGB: “[It] is more than a secret police organization, more than an intelligence and counter-intelligence organization. Fiction-writing in Russia has always been serious business. In a society without freedom, the great writers were the truth-tellers, the voice of the voiceless, and the conscience of a nation—“a second government,” as Alexander Solzhenitsyn once put it.

Each of the ten works of fiction below is an acknowledged classic of Russian literature.