Tag archive for ‘KGB Soviet intelligence agency’
Ronen Bergman On Friday, November 4th, 2016

The KGB’s Middle East Files: Palestinians in the service of Mother Russia

The Soviet navy’s reconnaissance ship Kursograf was speeding through the waves on a moonless night in March 1970, making its way to the rendezvous point. Two weeks earlier, Marshal Dmitry Ustinov, More...

Ronen Bergman On Friday, October 28th, 2016

The KGB’s Middle East Files: An aliyah of agents (Part 5 of 5)

It was June 18, 1967, shortly after 5pm. The last of the Russian diplomatic personnel had left the embassy building in Ramat Gan and minutes later, the Shin Bet stormed in. “The Russians took everything, More...

Ronen Bergman On Friday, October 28th, 2016

The KGB’s Middle East Files: ‘Illegals’ in Israel (Part 2 of 5)

In October 1970, the office of Yuri Andropov—the head of the KGB at the time and later the general secretary of the Communist Party—issued an operational order at the agency’s highest classification More...

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