Soviet Defectors: The KGB Wanted List
The topic of defection is taboo in the USSR, and the Soviets, are anxious to silence, downplay, or distort every case of defection. Surprisingly, Vladislav Krasnov reports, the free world has often played along with these Soviet efforts by treating defection primarily as a secretive matter best left to bureaucrats. As a result, defectors' human rights have sometimes been violated, and U.S. national security interests have been poorly served.
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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
What Did Soviet Defectors Say?
HE KGB WANTED LIST 19451969
The KGB Wanted List General Characterization
Personal Data on Defectors
Deffection and Its Aftermath
Criminal Allegations and Expected Punishment
COUNTRIES OF RESIDENCE
COURT SENTENCES FOR DEFECTORS
LIST OF ANTISOVIET ORGANIZATIONS SPONSORED BY FOREIGNERS
DEFECTIONS BEFORE AND AFTER THE BERLIN WALL
DEFECTIONS UNDER STALIN KHRUSHCHEV AND BREZHNEV
COMPOSITE LIST OF DEFECTORS MAY 1969 TO PRESENT
DEFECTING SCHOLARS AND INTELLECTUALS 1969 TO PRESENT
DEFECTING MUSICIANS AND SINGERS 1969 TO PRESENT
Spy and Fake Detectors
Defection Before and After the Berlin Wall
Defection Under Stalin Khrushchev and Brezhnev
DEFECTIONS FROM 1969 TO THE PRESENT
Defection and Legal Emigration
Trends in Post 1969 Defection
Defection and Détente
LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS USED IN APPENDIXES
1A Possev List MAY 1945APRIL 1969
THOSE MISSING FROM THE POSSEV LIST 19451969
SAMPLE ENTRY OF THE KGB WANTED LIST VLADISLAV KRASNOV
ETHNIC BACKGROUND OF DEFECTORS
ANNUAL DISTRIBUTION OF DEFECTIONS
COUNTRIES OF DEFECTION
DEFECTING DANCERS 1969 TO PRESENT
DEFECTING SEAMEN AND FISHERMEN 1969 TO PRESENT
DEFECTING ATHLETES AND SPORTSMEN 1969 TO PRESENT
DEFECTING SOVIET MILITARY MEN 1969 TO PRESENT
DEFECTING DIPLOMATS SECURITY OFFICERS AND OTHER OFFICIALS 1969 TO PRESENT
DEFECTORS WHO RETURNED OR WERE FORCED TO RETURN TO THE USSR 1945 TO PRESENT
ABORTIVE DEFECTIONS 1945 TO PRESENT
SEAJACKINGS AND MUTINIES 1945 TO PRESENT
SKYJACKINGS AND DEFECTIONS BY AIR 1945 TO PRESENT
COMMUNIST PARTY MEMBERSHIP CARD
PASSPORT AND VISA FOR FOREIGN TRAVEL
Questionnaire for defectors
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abroad absentia Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Aleksey American Anatoly Andrey apparently Appendix Arkady Shevchenko Armenian asked for political attempt August Austria Berlin Wall border Brezhnev Chapter Communist defectors Defstudy Deriabin diplomat dissident emigration entry escaped Estonian Evgeny Finland foreign Former's wife free world freedom Gouzenko Grigory Helsinki Accords Hoover File human rights Ibid Igor intelligence interviews Ivan Ivanovich Jewish Jews Jumped ship KGB records KGB Wanted List Khokhlov Khrushchev Komsomol Krasnov Kravchenko Lithuanian Mikhail Mikhaylovich Moscow Nikolaevich Nikolai Khokhlov Nikolay November Ofcl officials percent period Petrov Pirogov political asylum Possev postwar Pyotr rate of defection reported Residence returned Russian secret sentenced to death skyjacking SMERSH Soviet army Soviet citizens Soviet defectors Soviet Embassy Soviet government Soviet occupation forces Soviet soldiers Soviet Union spying Stalin Sweden Tokaev Tuapse Turkey U.S. Embassy Ukrainian United USSR Vasilievich Vasily Viktor Viktor Belenko Vladimir West Germany Western Yury
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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...
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