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What Was The KGB And Why Was It So Feared?

September 19, 2016

 

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Subscribe! http://bitly.com/1iLOHmlDuring the Cold War, the Soviet Union’s KGB was one of the largest and most formidable government organizations. So why was the KGB so feared?

Learn More:
KGB
http://www.britannica.com/topic/KGB
“KGB, Russian in full Komitet Gosudarstvennoy Bezopasnosti, English Committee for State Security, foreign intelligence and domestic security agency of the Soviet Union.”

Vladimir Putin: a biographical timeline
http://www.npr.org/news/specials/putin/biotimeline.html
“Oct. 7, 1952: Vladimir V. Putin is born in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg), the only child of a factory foreman and his wife.”

THE KGB
http://www.coldwar.org/articles/50s/KGB.asp
“The Komitet Gosudarstvennoi Bezopanosti of the Soviet Union, also known as the KGB, was established in March 1954 in Moscow.”

Where’s Gorbachev? The Mystery Continues : Coup: He is still unreachable at his summer home, where the KGB reportedly has confined him and his wife
http://articles.latimes.com/1991-08-21/news/mn-898_1_summer-home
“Is deposed Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev being held incommunicado under house arrest at his summer dacha on the Black Sea with all access by land, sea and air cut off?”

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