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Secret Empire: The KGB In Russia Today

Russia’s counterintelligence state survived the collapse of the Soviet Union and the transition toward democratic governance and a market economy. Secret Empire is the first detailed, scholarly investigation of Russia’s post-Soviet security services. Published in 1994, it virtually predicted the rise of a KGB officer to lead Russia and appoint KGB veterans to run the Russian state.

“Waller’s volume highlights both the change and the continuity of the role of Russia’s secret police.”
– Zbigniew Brzezinski. 

“. . . the first detailed, scholarly analysis of Russia’s security services since the formal dissolution of the USSR.”
– Uri Ra’anan, Director, Boston University Institute for the Study of Conflict, Ideology and Policy.

Publisher: Westview/HarperCollins
Publisher City: Boulder, Colorado
Date: 1994
Page Count: 372

Introduction

1. The Cult of Chekism

2. Strormtroopers of Perestroika

3. Yeltsin takes over the KGB

4. Post-Soviet Security and Intelligence Services

5. Civil Controls over the KGB in the Perestroika Period

6. Civil Controls in the Russian Federation

7. KGB Public Relations During Glasnost

8. Chekist Public Relations, 1992-1994

Conclusion

Notes

Bibliography

Introduction


1. The Cult of Chekism


2. Strormtroopers of Perestroika


3. Yeltsin takes over the KGB


4. Post-Soviet Security and Intelligence Services


5. Civil Controls over the KGB in the Perestroika Period


6. Civil Controls in the Russian Federation


7. KGB Public Relations During Glasnost


8. Chekist Public Relations, 1992-1994


Conclusion


Notes


Bibliography