KGB & Soviet security uniforms & militaria, 1917-1991: in colour photographs

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Crowood, Oct 3, 2002 - Crafts & Hobbies - 144 pages
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Covers uniforms, insignia, decorations and other militaria of the Soviet agencies of State Security and Internal Forces. The 300 color photographs are accompanied by highly detailed captions tracing the evolution of official regulations and unofficial practices. They show the uniforms and insignia of the State Security service, the Frontier Guards, Police forces, the Interior Ministry's troops and special forces. A short section, of particular value to collectors and researchers, illustrates the insignia of a number of other uniformed organizations which have often been misidentified as military or security items.

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First published in 2002 by Preface
Dedication NKVD Peoples Commissariat
Printed in Singapore

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Laszlo Bekesi is a Hungarian economist and sociologist. Now a lecturer in geopolitics at Budapest Corvinus University, he wrote his PhD thesis on the cycles of military symbolism in the former Eastern Bloc countries. For many years he has collected Soviet militaria and related documents and photographs.

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