KGB

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Group.png KGB   Namebase NNDB Powerbase SpartacusRdf-icon.png
RIAN archive 142949 Lubyanka Square in Moscow.jpg
Emblema KGB.svg
Motto Loyalty to the party - Loyalty to motherland
Верность партии - Верность Родине
Predecessor • Ministry of Internal Affairs
• Ministry for State Security
Successor • Federal Security Service
• Central Intelligence Service
• Committee for State Border Guard
• Foreign Intelligence Service
Formation 1954-03-13
Extinction 1991-11-06
Type intelligence agency
Headquarters Lubyanskaya ploshchad, 2, Moscow, Russian SFSR
Subgroups • First Chief Directorate
• (foreign intelligence)
• Second Chief Directorate (internal security and counterintelligence)
• Eighth Chief Directorate (ciphering and government communication)
• Chief Directorate of Border Forces
Interest of John Barron, William Corson

The Komitet Gosudarstvennoy Bezopasnosti (committee for state security, KGB) was the national security agency of the Soviet Union. The initials are an abbreviation for the Russian,. When the USSR became Russia, the KGB became the FSB.

JFK Assassination

Aware of the coup being planned against JFK in USA in September of 1963, the KGB attempted to kill Lee Harvey Oswald "to prevent themselves from being sucked into a false war, but the assassination capabilities of the Russians within the United States were fairly limited, and the KGB was unable to kill Oswald."[1]



References

  1. Document:Fifty Years of the Deep State