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Group.png KGB   NNDB Powerbase SpartacusRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
RIAN archive 142949 Lubyanka Square in Moscow.jpg
Emblema KGB.svg
MottoLoyalty to the party - Loyalty to motherland
Верность партии - Верность Родине
Predecessor• Ministry of Internal Affairs
• Ministry for State Security
Successor• Federal Security Service
• Central Intelligence Service
• Committee for State Border Guard
• Foreign Intelligence Service
Parent organizationRussia
HeadquartersLubyanskaya ploshchad, 2, Moscow, Russian SFSR
TypeIntelligence agency
Subgroups• First Chief Directorate
• (foreign intelligence)
• Second Chief Directorate (internal security and counterintelligence)
• Eighth Chief Directorate (ciphering and government communication)
• Chief Directorate of Border Forces
Interest ofJohn Barron, William Corson

The Komitet Gosudarstvennoy Bezopasnosti (committee for state security, KGB) was the national security agency of the Soviet Union. When the USSR became Russia, the KGB became the FSB.

JFK Assassination

Aware of the coup being planned against JFK in USA in September of 1963, the KGB attempted to kill Lee Harvey Oswald "to prevent themselves from being sucked into a false war, but the assassination capabilities of the Russians within the United States were fairly limited, and the KGB was unable to kill Oswald."[1]

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Related Quotation

Mass surveillance“Extreme forms of monitoring, whether by the KGB in the Soviet Union, the Stasi in East Germany, or Big Brother in 1984, are essential elements of all tyrannies, and technology is making both monitoring and the consolidation of surveillance data easier than ever.”Robert Epstein18 February 2016


Employees on Wikispooks

Alexander PrincipalovSpook19971992
Vladimir PutinAgent197520 August 1991


Event Participated in

1980s Afghan war24 December 197915 February 1989AfghanistanAnother episode of the Soviet Union and US imploding a third world country from inside by fuelling a civil war with weapon smuggling. Afghanistan has yet to recover.
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