The Cold War Years

1945 - 1989

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Handelman, Stephen. "Serving God and the KGB: Collaborators in the Church." World Press Review, Nov 1992.

Harris, Francis. "KGB Attack Provoked Velvet Revolution." Telegraph (London), 16 Nov. 1999. []

"Senior KGB officers were covertly involved in the unprovoked police assault on students in Prague 10 years ago [17 November 1989] that sparked Czechoslovakia's Velvet Revolution and led to the fall of communism.... [D]ocumentary evidence of the KGB's role has survived. It shows that two senior officers [Gen. Viktor Grushko and Gen. Genady Teslenko] were in Prague at the time of the revolution."

Henderson, Robert D'A. "'Project Rodriguista': Opposing Pinochet's Regime in Chile." International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 13, no. 4 (Winter 2000): 438-489.

"[T]he Soviet leadership supported the launch of a clandestine 'Project Rodriguista'" by the Chilean Communist Party (PCCh) "to enable it to pursue an underground armed struggle against the Pinochet regime during the early 1980s."

Henze, Paul B. The Plot to Kill the Pope. New York: Scribner's, 1984.

Rocca and Dziak find that the author "[a]dduces a strong case ... for Bulgarian/Soviet involvement in the May 1981 attempted assassination of Pope John Paul II." See Herman and Brodhead (below) for an opposing view.

Herman, Edward S., and Frank Brodhead The Rise and Fall of the Bulgarian Connection. New York: Sheridan Square, 1986.

Hilden, Leonard. "Conditioned Reflex, Drugs and Hypnosis in Communist Interrogations." Studies in Intelligence 2, no. 2 (Spring 1958): 59-63.

"[A]ll of the evidence points to the fact that [Communist control] doctrine was developed and organized by ... police officials," and that "scientists have not participated." (italics in original) In addition, there is "no [reported] instance of operational use [of exotic psychological devices], except for normal medical purposes."

Hilger, Andreas. "Counter-Intelligence Soviet Style: The Activities of Soviet Security Services in East Germany, 1945-1955." Journal of Intelligence History 3, no. 1 (Summer 2003). []

From abstract: "The article outlines underlying ideological traditions and conceptions of the services' activities and describes the complex 'intelligence-reality' in the Soviet zone of occupation with its specific tensions between security interests, Soviet arbitrary, life in the post-war society, and possible resistance."

Hopf, Ted. Reconstructing the Cold War: The Early Years, 1945-1958. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.

Legvold, FA 91.5 (Sep.-Oct. 2012), comments that the author's "trim, modified version" of constructivist theory "brings a fresh perspective to why Stalin and his successors acted as they did in Eastern Europe and the developing world."

Israelyan, Victor L. On the Battlefields of the Cold War: A Soviet Ambassador's Confession. University Park, PA: Penn State University Press, 2003.

Legvold, FA 83.1 (Jan.-Feb. 2004), notes that the author "served in key second-level positions in the Soviet Foreign Ministry from 1968 to 1987.... This is intriguing material for the general reader and valuable material for future historians."

Johnson, N.L. "Soviet Satellite Reconnaissance Activities and Trends." Air Force, Mar. 1981, 90-94.

Johnston, Bruce. "KGB 'Planned to Murder the Pope.'" Telegraph (London), 4 Nov. 1999. []

According to newspaper reports, files in the hands of an Italian parliamentary commission "outline alleged KGB plots against the Pope, including one suggesting his assassination.... According to the reports, a Mgr John Bukovsky, apparently a reference to a Czech-born papal nuncio, took part in KGB spying operations against the Vatican."

Kevorkov, Vyacheslav. Tayniy Kanal [Secret Channel]. Moscow: "Geya," 1997. Keworkow, Wjatcheslaw. Der geheime Kanal: Moskau, der KGB und die Bonner Ostpolitik. Berlin: Rowohlt, 1995.

Gordievsky, I&NS 14.1, notes that this work by a former KGB general focuses on "how the KGB ... set up and maintained throughout the 1970s a secret channel, or back channel, with the West German leaders Willy Brandt and Helmut Schmidt.... The author hides more than he reveals..., does not use documents, avoids concrete detail and sometimes even exact dates. However he sheds some light on murky and hitherto secret important aspects of European politics in the period between 1969 and 1983."

Klass, Philip J. "USSR Accelerates Recon Satellite Pace." Aviation Week & Space Technology, 6 Apr. 1970, 72-79.

Knight, Amy. The KGB: Police and Politics in the Soviet Union. London: Unwin Hyman, 1988. Revised ed. Boston: Unwin Hyman, 1990.

Mapother, IJI&C 3.1, says this book is a "scholarly enquiry" that "provides illuminating insights into the organization and development of the KGB." Commenting on the revised edition, Surveillant 1.1 notes the addition of a "new epilogue covering 1987-1989."

Koehler, John O. Spies in the Vatican: The Soviet Union's War against the Catholic Church. New York: Pegasus, 2009.

Goulden, Washington Times, 6 Sep. 2009, and Intelligencer 17.2 (Fall 2009), finds that the author "identifies by name a staggering number of priests who spied on their own masters, either because of blackmail or ideological weaknesses.... But there were Vatican [counterintelligence] successes as well." This is a "must-read that ranks with [Koehler's] earlier book on the Stasi." Peake, Studies 54.2 (Jun. 2010) and Intelligencer 18.1 (Fall-Winter 2010), notes the author's conclusion that the "Soviet Union, with Bulgarian cooperation, was the force behind the attempt to assassinate Pope John Paul II."

Konovalov, A.A., and V.S. Sokolov. "Meeting with Agents." Studies in Intelligence 8, no. 2 (Spring 1964): 65-91.

"This article is adapted from a paper issued under Top Secret classification by the Military-Diplomatic Academy of the Soviet Army, Department of Special Training." (p. 65/fn.1)

Kostin, Sergei, and Eric Raynaud. Tr., Catherine Cauvin-Higgins. FAREWELL: The Greatest Spy Story of the Twentieth Century. Las Vegas, NV: AmazonCrossing, 2011.

According to Peake, Studies 56.2 (Jun. 2012) and Intelligencer 19.2 (Summer-Fall 2012), this is the story of Vladimir Vetrov, a KGB officer who offered his services to the French DST in February 1981. He was arrested for murder a year later, and executed for espionage in 1985. It "is an incredible tale of espionage with many unexpected twists, turns, and unusual tradecraft elements. Whether it is 'the greatest spy story of the century' is open to question. But it is a very interesting case and well worth reading."

Lukes, Igor. "Great Expectations and Lost Illusions: Soviet Use of Eastern European Proxies in the Third World." International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 3, no. 1 (Spring 1989): 1-13.

Lyubimov, Victor. "The Role of Military Intelligence in Settling the [1961] Berlin Crisis." Military Parade, 31 (Jan.-Feb. 1999). [ -- not found 1/8/06]

The author says that the Soviet leadership was kept well informed about Allied plans during the 1961 Berlin Crisis by two GRU sources identified only by their codenames of Murat and Giselle.

Masters, Ian. The Man Who Saved the World. US: Knightsbridge, 1991.

Surveillant 1.2 reports that this book "recounts Gordievsky's supposed defusing of the [November 1983] NATO exercises which the Russians thought would be the real thing, forcing the Soviets to push the nuclear button."

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