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Definition(s):

  • (n) formerly the predominant security police organization of Soviet Russia

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News

  1. Video: 'The Americans' Matthew Rhys talks 'honey trap' and spy games

    Matthew Rhys, star of FX's 1980s-era spy-thriller "The Americans," joined us for a live chat in which he outlined the finer points of sleeping with the enemy for information (aka "honey trapping"), his favorite spy disguises and his hopes for the second season of the hit show. On "The Americans," Rhys and co-star Keri Russell play Philip and Elizabeth Jennings, KGB spies posing as a married ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. Putin's wife steps out of the shadows - to bid him farewell

    When Lyudmila stood alongside her husband Vladimir Putin to confirm that “our marriage is over,” it was a rare glimpse into the private life of Russia’s soon-to-be-former first lady.Such is the secrecy surrounding the Russian president, a former KGB agent, that little is known about Lyudmila or their two children.Putin often cuts a lone figure at public events.His wife tended to accompany him ...
    on June 9, 2013     Source: MSNBC

  3. For Lyudmila Putin, solace now that first lady 'shift' is done

    By Gabriela Baczynska MOSCOW (Reuters) - Wearing a white veil and a simple long dress, Lyudmila Putin smiles softly from a picture snapped thirty summers ago, holding tight to the hand of a young KGB officer on their wedding day. On Thursday, Vladimir and Lyudmila stood together again before a camera, but they did not touch as they told Russian state television their marriage was over. ...
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "For the KGB, there's usually 40 to 50 couples, all illegal," said Gordievsky, who defected to Britain after supplying information during the Cold War to Britain's MI6 overseas spy agency.
    on Jul 1, 2010 By: Oleg Gordievsky Source: St.Petersburg Times.ru

  2. "This is the president that looked in the soul of Putin, and I could have told him, he was a KGB agent," Clinton said. "By definition he doesn't have a soul. I mean, this is a waste of time, right? This is nonsense, but this is the world...
    on Jan 6, 2008 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: Reuters India

  3. "This is a secret service KGB operation to transfer power from one person to another," said ex-premier Mikhail Kasyanov, who was disqualified from the ballot.
    on Mar 10, 2007 By: Mikhail Kasyanov Source: Ninemsn

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