The First Directorate: My 32 Years in Intelligence and Espionage Against the West

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Diane Publishing Company, Aug 1, 1994 - 375 pages
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During 32 years with the KGB, Oleg Kalugin enjoyed one of the most meteoric & illustrious careers in the history of the Soviet spy agency. This book is a personal account of a life in espionage. He orchestrated a brazen attempt to bug the House Armed Services Committee. As chief of KGB Foreign Counter-intelligence, he helped rehabilitate the famous, broken-down British agent Kim Philby. He worked intimately with the men who ran the KGB, from the Cold Warrior & future Soviet leader Yuri Andropov, to the devious Vladimir Kryuchkov, the chief plotter in the failed 1991 Soviet coup. Photos.

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The First Directorate was the KGB section in charge of foreign espionage. Kalugin first spied against the United States as a student at the Columbia School of Journalism in 1959, when he helped ... Read full review

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