Moscow Rules : Secret Police, Spies, Sleepers, Assassins Paperback / softback
by Douglas Boyd
After the guns fell silent in May 1945, the USSR resumed its clandestine warfare against the western democracies.
Soviet dictator Josef Stalin installed secret police services in all the satellite countries of Central and Eastern Europe.
Trained by his NKVD - a predecessor of the KGB - officers of the Polish UB, the Czech StB, the Hungarian AVO, Romania's Securitate, Bulgaria's KDS, Albania's Sigurimi and the Stasi of the German Democratic Republic spied on and ruthlessly repressed their fellow citizens on the Soviet model.
When the resultant hatred exploded in uprisings they were put down by brutality, bloodshed and Soviet tanks. What was at first not so obvious was that these state terror organisations were also designed for military and commercial espionage in the West, to conceal the real case officers in Moscow.
Specially trained operatives undertook `wet jobs', including the assassination of anti-Soviet figures.
Perhaps the most menacing were the sleepers who settled in the West, married and raised families while waiting to strike against their host countries - many are still among us. In Moscow Rules Douglas Boyd explores the relationship between the KGB and its ghastly brood - a family from hell.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 336 pages, 32 Illustrations, black and white
- Publisher: The History Press Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/11/2018
- Category: Military history
- ISBN: 9780750989367