The State Security Department stores the documents of former KGB
collaborators who have admitted their past.
Mitrokhin's documents indicate that Granot was recruited just before the Six-Day War by senior KGB
officer Yuri Kotov, and contact with him was cut when the Soviet Union severed diplomatic relations with Israel after the 1967 war.
There's a group of summaries or excerpts there that all come under a headline of persons cultivated by the KGB
in the year 1983," he said.
Ever since Russia has been living with the dire consequences of allowing a career KGB
man to run the country.
He admits he could be wrong, but thinks a rogue element in the KGB
is more plausible than Mafia-CIA-Military-Industrial-Complex, and everyone else besides, hypotheses, the paper said.
For another American, his contacts with the KGB
were more intimate.
After a year of honest presswork to assume his disguise, Vassiliev went to work for the KGB
until the agency was shut down by the collapse of the Soviet Union.
In the case of the KGB
records, Vassiliev was only permitted to take notes, not reproduce documents, at a location remote from the KGB
archives, using materials selected by Russian intelligence officials.
In their luridly named new book, Spies, the historians John Earl Haynes and Harvey Klehr join the former KGB
agent Alexander Vassiliev in charging that Stone was guilty of "cooperation with the KGB
[then operating under a different name]" during the period 1936-1939.
Crain's reported in September 2008 that KGB
signed a 10-year lease for about 13,400 square feet on the third floor of the building, where asking rents were $99 per square foot.
Unfortunately, however, the KGB
got wind of the plan.
The files--which include secret directives sent from Moscow to KGB
headquarters in Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia--reveal the former Soviet police agency's clandestine operations.