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The Resource The state within a state : the KGB and its hold on Russia--past, present, and future, Yevgenia Albats ; translated from the Russian by Catherine Fitzpatrick

The state within a state : the KGB and its hold on Russia--past, present, and future, Yevgenia Albats ; translated from the Russian by Catherine Fitzpatrick

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The state within a state : the KGB and its hold on Russia--past, present, and future
Title
The state within a state
Title remainder
the KGB and its hold on Russia--past, present, and future
Statement of responsibility
Yevgenia Albats ; translated from the Russian by Catherine Fitzpatrick
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Subject
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Language
  • eng
  • rus
  • eng
Summary
In this riveting and immensely readable investigation, Yevgenia Albats, one of Russia's leading journalists, explodes the myth that the KGB died - or even faded away - when the Soviet empire broke apart. Albats makes the shocking claim that the same group which proudly traces its lineage to Stalin's brutally repressive secret police actually engineered the policy of perestroika, subtly and effectively controlling the overhaul of Soviet society in order to reposition itself at the top. Drawing on a wealth of unpublished documents from the KGB's secret files and on rare interviews with victims as well as interrogators, Albats chronicles the KGB's evolution into the world's largest secret police force. She shows how it infiltrated every structure of civil society and every aspect of daily life; how it choreographed the "unsuccessful" coup of August 1991; and how, despite its official dissolution in the new democratic Russia, the KGB is stronger than ever, having transformed itself from an instrument of state power to a state power in its own right
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Alʹbat︠s︡, Evgenii︠a︡
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Soviet Union
  • Russia (Federation)
  • Soviet Union
  • Soviet Union
Label
The state within a state : the KGB and its hold on Russia--past, present, and future, Yevgenia Albats ; translated from the Russian by Catherine Fitzpatrick
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Contains selected documents from archives of the KGB
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
30110346
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
ix, 401 pages
Isbn
9780374181048
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1619399
Label
The state within a state : the KGB and its hold on Russia--past, present, and future, Yevgenia Albats ; translated from the Russian by Catherine Fitzpatrick
Publication
Note
Contains selected documents from archives of the KGB
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
30110346
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
ix, 401 pages
Isbn
9780374181048
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1619399

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