This is one of eight Russian language KGB Training Manuals that were recently released to the general public. To quote The Interpreter: “…… manuals expose the devious methods of the Soviet Union’s secret police not only to surveil but suborn their own citizens and foreigners in a vast project to extend the Kremlin’s power around the world.”
This was used to teach KGB students how capitalist counter-intelligence agencies would try to set-up KGB agents by “dangling” an offer of valuable intelligence either to insert a western agent into the KGB intelligence network, or to uncover KGB agents and “frame” them.
We are printing this English translation so that the general public can see first hand how the KGB operated and extrapolate their actions to today’s environment. We have no way of verifying if the examples contained herein were, in fact, actual events or whether this entire document is merely disinformation. That said, it is important to remember a quote attributed to Vladimir Putin,
“There are no former KGB agents.”
Written in 1971, this KGB manual could also be considered a blueprint for Russian activities today.
This book was classified Secret in 1968 by the Soviet Union and was only recently published (in Russian) in the West. This is our translation of that book. We have no way of knowing whether this is in fact a training manual from that time or an example of KGB disinformation. Either way, it makes for some interesting reading, and many of the concepts applied here are still in evidence today.
The book is basically a training manual that describes the way the KGB undermined Russian émigré organizations and recruited agents from among the 12 million émigré Russians living outside the territory of the Soviet Motherland.
Written in 1968, this KGB manual could also be considered a blueprint for Russian activities today.
The SECRET KGB Manual for Recruitment of Spies (ПОЛИТИЧЕСКАЯ РАЗВЕДКА С ТЕРРИТОРИИ СССР - Political Intelligence from the Territory of the USSR) was classified secret by the Soviet Union and was only recently published in the west. We are the first to admit that this is a rather basic translation, but we wanted to make it available to those interested in the subject as quickly as possible. Here is an example:
“The solution of the multiple tasks facing the external intelligence of the KGB in the context of the constantly increasing complexity of the operational situation in the countries under review makes it necessary to use various forms and methods of reconnaissance. The traditional forms of such activity are intelligence from legal and illegal positions. The intelligence obtained from legal forms is conducted under the guise of the Soviet institutions and using the possibilities of the Soviet government from the territory of the Soviet soil. In recent years, reconnaissance from the territorial area of the USSR has gained more and more as a result of the steady expansion of the Soviet Union’s ties with the capitalist countries.”
Written in 1989, this KGB manual could also be considered a blueprint for Russian activities today. A Russian language version is also available on Amazon.com.
ОСНОВНЫЕ НАПРАВЛЕНИЯ И ОБЪЕКТЫ РАЗВЕДЫВАТЕЛЬНОЙ РАБОТЫ ЗА ГРАНИЦЕЙ was classified Top Secret in 1970 by the Soviet Union and was only recently published (in Russian) in the West. This is our translation of that book. We wanted to make it available to those interested in the subject as quickly as possible. Here is an example:
“……. Intelligence agencies need to collect materials characterizing the strength of the position of politics (of the target capitalist country) and the construction of social and economic forces on which it relies; ……………..
……. Information about the backstage activities of bourgeois parties and also to what extent this or that party is a conductor of foreign influence in the country, is of great importance to the Socialist states. Intelligence agencies of the socialist states should also receive information about political groups in the country, which can be relied on by the countries of the socialist commonwealth when carrying out their own political activities. …………
……. Information on members of the Government and prominent political figures should also be obtained in order to determine how they feel about policies or the possibility of an agent-based approach to compromise (if necessary). …….”
This is an English language translation of a KGB manual that appeared in the West in 2019.
This book is an English translation of a classified KGB manual that examines the network of local agents and tradecraft necessary for recruiting American officials in the Middle East and North Africa. In discussing the difficulty recruiting U.S. personnel, this book states the American counter-intelligence agents, “inspect and track employees of these institutions and their contacts with Soviets better, they take measures to expose Soviet intelligence agents, they organize stings, they conduct surveillance of agents and their connections.”
A very interesting read, especially now that Russia is expanding their sphere of influence.
This is an English language translation of a Top Secret 1988 KGB manual that appeared in the West in 2019.
Spetsnaz is one of those books you can’t put down till you have read the entire thing. Written by the Department of Defense (actually the Marine Corps), it gives unique insight into how the Russians train and fight. The examples in the book where Spetsnaz carried out actual clandestine operations is amazing. Looking at what they were doing back in the 1990’s, it’s no wonder folks are concerned.
Book is a full 8 1/2 by 11 inches so the text is enlarged, making it easier to read.
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