The Mitrokhin Archive: The KGB in Europe and the West

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Penguin Books Limited, Aug 6, 2015 - Political Science - 1040 pages
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'One of the biggest intelligence coups in recent years' The Times

For years KGB operative Vasili Mitrokhin risked his life hiding top-secret material from Russian secret service archives beneath his family dacha. When he was exfiltrated to the West he took with him what the FBI called 'the most complete and extensive intelligence ever received from any source'. This extraordinary book is the result.

'Co-authored in a brilliant partnership by Christopher Andrew and the renegade Soviet archivist himself ... This is a truly global exposť of major KGB penetrations throughout the Western world' The Times

'This tale of malevolent spymasters, intricate tradecraft and cold-eyed betrayal reads like a cold war novel' Time

'Sensational ... the most informed and detailed study of Soviet subversive intrigues worldwide' Spectator

'The most comprehensive addition to the subject ever published' Sunday Telegraph

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User Review  - Meggo - LibraryThing

A follow up to (wait for it) Mitrokhin Archive I, this time focusing on the KGB activities in the third world. An educational look at shadowy activities, but one perhaps lacking in some of the drama of stories about the 'Main Adversary' covered in the first volume. An enjoyable read. Read full review

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About the author (2015)

Christopher Andrew is Professor of Modern and Contemporary History and Chair of the Faculty of History at Cambridge University. His authorised history of MI5 will be published by Penguin in 2009. Vasili Mitrokhin was a former senior officer of the Soviet Foreign Intelligence service whose career spanned the period between 1948 and 1984. He defected to the United Kingdom in 1992 and died in 2004.

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