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KGB:

see secret policesecret police,
policing organization operating in secrecy for the political purposes of its government, often with terroristic procedures. The Nature of a Secret Police
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KGB

the Committee of State Security, USSR agency (begun 1954) with responsibility for espionage and counter–espionage. [EB, V; 780]
See: Spying
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Putin manipulated fate and his march to Kremlin begun when Mikhail Gorbachev became the Soviet Premier and instituted reforms that made the KGB restless - wary of losing power and influence.
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.
Through May 2008, CBRE brokers, not identified in the filing, worked on behalf of KGB to secure space, including submitting a renewal lease proposal to its current landlord, giving tours at other buildings and even negotiating with another landlord, the filing says.
Official estimates reveal that the number of former KGB collaborators in Lithuania during Soviet rule, from 1940-1991, may be as high as 6,000.
Angela Madden of KGB Holdings and Alex Hamid Khakbiz of A2Z (seated) with (standing from left) Daniel Farzin-Nia, A2Z, Mark Coleman, KGB Holdings, Jat Najran, PKF, and Jaswinder Bhogal, Putsmans.
Litvinenko and his friends and family were in no doubt about who was responsible for sending the "angel of death" to meet him - Russian President and former KGB agent Vladimir Putin.
Subtleness among these guys--the KGB, FSB, SVR, GRU crowd--is not always a highly coveted trait.
Rynja said the co-authors had been investigating recent KGB activities and had claimed that a number of people who helped with their research had been murdered.
The doomed Russian - who died of radiation poisoning in London 18 days ago - was told Anatoly, then five, would die unless he handed over a video revealing damaging state secrets the KGB was desperate to keep quiet.
Since 1959, when Ukrainian nationalist Bandera was destroyed, Soviet intelligence and the successor to the first main directorate of the Soviet KGB -- the Foreign Intelligence Service -- have not been engaged in physical liquidation of people unwanted in Russia,'' Foreign Intelligence Service spokesman Sergei Ivanov said Monday.
Having appointed fellow KGB colleagues as aides at the defence ministry, Ivanov is trying to upgrade the armed forces and boost its combat capabilities.