Soviet Defectors: The KGB Wanted List (Google eBook)

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Hoover Press, 1985 - 264 pages
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Krasnov, himself a Soviet defector and head of Russian Studies at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, examines "the scope, character, and patterns of defection'' from 1945 through 1969 ... Read full review

Contents

1 What Has Been Written About Soviet?
11
2 What Have Defectors Written About Themselves?
17
What Did Soviet Defectors Say?
43
HE KGB WANTED LIST 19451969
53
The KGB Wanted List General Characterization
55
Personal Data on Defectors
67
Deffection and Its Aftermath
76
Criminal Allegations and Expected Punishment
87
COUNTRIES OF RESIDENCE
185
COURT SENTENCES FOR DEFECTORS
186
LIST OF ANTISOVIET ORGANIZATIONS SPONSORED BY FOREIGNERS
187
DEFECTIONS BEFORE AND AFTER THE BERLIN WALL
188
DEFECTIONS UNDER STALIN KHRUSHCHEV AND BREZHNEV
189
COMPOSITE LIST OF DEFECTORS MAY 1969 TO PRESENT
190
DEFECTING SCHOLARS AND INTELLECTUALS 1969 TO PRESENT
200
DEFECTING MUSICIANS AND SINGERS 1969 TO PRESENT
201

Spy and Fake Detectors
101
Defection Before and After the Berlin Wall
108
Defection Under Stalin Khrushchev and Brezhnev
112
DEFECTIONS FROM 1969 TO THE PRESENT
121
Defection and Legal Emigration
123
Trends in Post 1969 Defection
129
Defection and Détente
145
Conclusion
158
Appendix
167
LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS USED IN APPENDIXES
169
1A Possev List MAY 1945APRIL 1969
171
THOSE MISSING FROM THE POSSEV LIST 19451969
178
SAMPLE ENTRY OF THE KGB WANTED LIST VLADISLAV KRASNOV
181
ETHNIC BACKGROUND OF DEFECTORS
182
ANNUAL DISTRIBUTION OF DEFECTIONS
183
COUNTRIES OF DEFECTION
184
DEFECTING DANCERS 1969 TO PRESENT
202
DEFECTING SEAMEN AND FISHERMEN 1969 TO PRESENT
203
DEFECTING ATHLETES AND SPORTSMEN 1969 TO PRESENT
204
DEFECTING SOVIET MILITARY MEN 1969 TO PRESENT
205
DEFECTING DIPLOMATS SECURITY OFFICERS AND OTHER OFFICIALS 1969 TO PRESENT
206
DEFECTORS WHO RETURNED OR WERE FORCED TO RETURN TO THE USSR 1945 TO PRESENT
207
ABORTIVE DEFECTIONS 1945 TO PRESENT
211
SEAJACKINGS AND MUTINIES 1945 TO PRESENT
215
SKYJACKINGS AND DEFECTIONS BY AIR 1945 TO PRESENT
216
COMMUNIST PARTY MEMBERSHIP CARD
220
PASSPORT AND VISA FOR FOREIGN TRAVEL
221
Notes
223
Bibliography
243
Index
253
Questionnaire for defectors
263
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Page xvii - Everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution.
Page xvii - No person referred to in article 1, paragraph 1, shall be subjected to measures such as rejection at the frontier or, if he has already entered the territory in which he seeks asylum, expulsion or compulsory return to any State where he may be subjected to persecution.
Page xvii - The participating States, Desiring to contribute to the strengthening of peace and understanding among peoples and to the spiritual enrichment of the human personality without distinction as to race, sex, language or religion, Conscious that increased cultural and educational exchanges, broader dissemination of information, contacts between people, and the solution of humanitarian problems will contribute to the attainment of these aims...
Page 19 - In America today, I was to learn slowly and incredulously, those who venture to tell some truth about the Stalin tyranny, who speak up for the Russian people and against their oppressors, are discounted and dismissed and sometimes pilloried as "anti-Russian." I became aware that my resolve to escape into the free world and to use the freedom to defend my people would not be as simple as it had seemed at a distance. I realized that I must expect to be denounced and ridiculed by precisely those warm-hearted...
Page xvii - Make it their aim to facilitate freer movement and contacts, individually and collectively, whether privately or officially, among persons, institutions and organizations of the participating States...
Page 19 - Russian people and against their oppressors, are discounted and dismissed and sometimes pilloried as "anti-Russian." I became aware that my resolve to escape into the free world and to use the freedom to defend my people would not be as simple as it had seemed at a distance. I realized that I must expect to be denounced and ridiculed by precisely those warm-hearted and high-minded foreigners on whose understanding and support I had counted. The Stalinist propaganda in the outside world had been more...
Page 18 - The Russian people are subjected, as before, to unspeakable oppressions and cruelties, while the NKVD, acting through its thousands of spies, continues to wield its unbridled domination over the peoples of Russia. In the territories cleared of the Nazi invaders, the Soviet Government is re-establishing its political regime of lawlessness and violence, while prisons and concentration camps continue to function, as before. "The hopes of political and social reforms cherished by the Russian people at...
Page 15 - How the Soviet System Works. By Raymond A. Bauer, Alex Inkeles, and Clyde Kluckhohn.
Page 16 - We must look for our defense to the capacity of our own social order to yield fuller, richer, more dignified life under freedom not only for ourselves, but for the uncommitted, the half committed, the neutralists, and even those who have already cast their lot with the Soviet Union. If we are not equal to the task, we will leave it to the Soviet Union to set the pattern of human existence for the next half-century.

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