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Gordievsky, Oleg

Overview
Works: 24 works in 132 publications in 15 languages and 2,814 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Biography 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other
Classifications: JN6529.I6, 327.1247009
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Most widely held works by Oleg Gordievsky
KGB : the inside story of its foreign operations from Lenin to Gorbachev by Christopher M Andrew( Book )

76 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in 12 languages and held by 2,085 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of Soviet intelligence service and the evolution of the KGB
Comrade Kryuchkov's instructions : top secret files on KGB foreign operations, 1975-1985 by Christopher M Andrew( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More 'instructions from the centre' : top secret files on KGB global operations, 1975-1985 by Christopher M Andrew( Book )

7 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the decade that preceded Mr Gorbachev's era of glasnost and perestroika, the KGB headquarters in Moscow was putting out a constant stream of instructions to its Residencies abroad. Unknown to the KGB, however, many of these highly classified documents were being secretly copied by Oleg Gordievsky, at that time not only a high-ranking KGB officer based in London but also a long-serving undercover agent for the British. The selected documents in this volume, translated and analysed by the editors with a commentary by Christopher Andrew to set them in context, offer a revealing insight into the attitudes, prejudices and fears of the KGB during what were to prove its declining years
Instructions from the centre : top secret files on KGB foreign operations 1975-1985( Book )

8 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From 'The Centre' the KGB headquarters in Moscow pours forth an avalanche of top secret documents to its residencies the world over. During the decade which culminated in the rise to power of Mikhail Gorbachev, Oleg Gordievsky, at the time a Colonel in the KGB, regularly risked his life by making copies of these documents. And now, for the first time, in Instructions from the Centre, a revealing selection covering the main priorities of Soviet foreign intelligence operations at the time has been translated and analysed by the joint editors. Christopher Andrew provides the commentary. In the KGB's priorities the United States--the 'Main Adversary' in Centre jargon--was never far from its thoughts, although as one report acknowledges it had 'not had great success', infiltration by such agents as it had being 'unsatisfactory'. Agent recruitment is however regarded as the first priority--and here for the first time are the KGB's instructions on how to do it, complete with the personality questionnaire that covered every possible trait of likely targets from self-discipline to sexual perversion. The practical instructions include an astonishingly detailed description of how to establish a dead letter box in London's Knightsbridge (inside Brompton Oratory) and signal sites for its illegals in Mayfair (blue chalk marks on specified lamposts). [This book] offers a highly classified insight not merely into KGB foreign operations at the dawn of the Gorbachev era, but also into the thinking of its top leadershiop at the beginning of the 1990s--and, in particular, into the mind of General V.A. Kryuchkov, KGB chairman, and one of the leaders of the abortive coup of August 1991." -- Front jacket flap
Le KGB dans le monde : 1917-1990 by Christopher M Andrew( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in French and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Instructions from the centre : Top secret files from the KGB's foreign operations, 1975-85 by Christopher M Andrew( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La storia segreta del KGB by Christopher M Andrew( Book )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in Italian and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De røde spioner : KGB's operationer i Danmark : fra Stalin til Jeltsin, fra Stauning til Nyrup by Jakob Andersen( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in Danish and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journalisten Jacob Andersen og den afhoppede sovjetiske dobbeltagent i Danmark, tidl. KGB-officer, Oleg Gordievsky har sammen tegnet det hidtil grundigste, veldokumenterede, billede af de sovjetiske bestræbelser på at spionere mod danske interesser. Bogen giver også et billede af det danske samfund i det 20.årh. og flere af dets ledende politiske skikkelser
Instructions from the centre : top secret files from the KGB's foreign operations 1975-1985( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Next stop execution by Oleg Gordievsky( Book )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spionen Gordievsky fortæller om sit liv som agent og om sine oplevelser efter at han hoppede af
Instructions from the centre : top secret files on KGB foreign operations, 1975-85 by Christopher M Andrew( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Special issue on more 'instructions from the centre' : top secret files on KGB global operations, 1975-1985( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

KGB : důvěrná zpráva o zahraničních operacích od Lenina do Gorbačova = KGB : The Inside Story of its Foreign Operations from Lenin to Gorbachev by Christopher M Andrew( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in Czech and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sokea peili : ihmisiä vallan ja vakoilun puristuksessa by Oleg Gordievsky( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in Finnish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Doppelagent Aufrebende Dokumentation über den bekanntesten Doppelagenten von KGB und MI-6 by Guido Knopp( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Im Juli 1885 wurde Oleg Gordiewski von britischen MI-6-Agenten in einem versiegelten Lieferwagen über die sowjetisch-finnische Grenze geschleust, weil in Moskau aufzufliegen drohte, dass der Chef der Londoner KGB-Residenz heimlich im Dienst des britischen Geheimdienstes stand. Aufgrund seiner Aussagen wurde eine ganze Reihe hochkarätiger KGB-Spione enttarnt ... Neben Gordiewskis eigenen Erinnerungen kommen auch hochrangige Geheimdienstler wie zum Beispiel der ehemalige KGB-Spionage-chek Leonid Schebrschin und Vizechef Viktor Gruschko zu Wort. -- Container
KGB razvedyvatel'nye operatsii ot Lenina do Gorbatjovahev by Oleg Gordievsky( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in Russian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The KGB, past, present and future : transcription of a discussion with Oleg Gordievsky [and Christopher Andrew] by Oleg Gordievsky( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Sledujustjaja ostanovka rasstrel by Oleg Gordievsky( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in Russian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Spionen Gordievsky fortæller om sit liv som agent og om sine oplevelser efter at han hoppede af
Operation RYAN( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Oleg Gordievsky, one of the highest-placed moles Western intelligence ever had inside the KGB, discusses the KGB intelligence-gathering operations intended to detect signs of an imminent first-strike nuclear attack from the United States. In November 1983, these operations almost led to a nuclear war as the KGB mistook NATO execise Able Archer for a genuine nuclear alert
 
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Comrade Kryuchkov's instructions : top secret files on KGB foreign operations, 1975-1985
Alternative Names
Gordievski, Oleg

Gordievskij, O.

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Gordievskij, Oleg A. ca. Gegenwart

Gordievskij, Oleg ca. Gegenwart

Gordievsky, Oleg.

Gordievsky, Oleg 1938-

Gordiewski, Oleg ca. Gegenwart

Gordiewsky, Oleg

Gordiewsky, Oleg ca. Gegenwart

Gordijewski, Oleg.

Oleg Antonowitsch Gordijewski russischer Geheimdienstler und Überläufer

Oleg Gordievski

Oleg Gordievskij sovjetisk diplomat

Oleg Gordievsky

Oleg Gordievsky former colonel of the KGB

Oleg Gordievsky Russisch diplomaat

Oleg Gordijevski

Oleg Gordijevskij sovjetisk diplomat

Oleg Gordijewski oficer KGB, współpracownik wywiadu brytyjskiego

Гордиевский, Олег

Гордієвський Олег Антонович

Олег Гордијевски

ゴルジエフスキー, オレク

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