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Gordievsky, Oleg

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Works: 35 works in 151 publications in 15 languages and 2,990 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Biography 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other
Classifications: JN6529.I6, 327.1247009
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Publications about Oleg Gordievsky
Publications by Oleg Gordievsky
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Most widely held works by Oleg Gordievsky
KGB : the inside story of its foreign operations from Lenin to Gorbachev by Christopher M Andrew( Book )
51 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in 7 languages and held by 2,011 libraries worldwide
A history of Soviet intelligence service and the evolution of the KGB
Comrade Kryuchkov's instructions : top secret files on KGB foreign operations, 1975-1985 by Christopher M Andrew( Book )
7 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 306 libraries worldwide
Instructions from the centre : top secret files on KGB foreign operations 1975-1985 by Christopher M Andrew( Book )
12 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 166 libraries worldwide
"From 'The Centre' the KGB headquarters in Moscow pours forth an avalanche of top secret documents to its residencies the world over. During the decade which culminated in the rise to power of Mikhail Gorbachev, Oleg Gordievsky, at the time a Colonel in the KGB, regularly risked his life by making copies of these documents. And now, for the first time, in Instructions from the Centre, a revealing selection covering the main priorities of Soviet foreign intelligence operations at the time has been translated and analysed by the joint editors. Christopher Andrew provides the commentary. In the KGB's priorities the United States--the 'Main Adversary' in Centre jargon--was never far from its thoughts, although as one report acknowledges it had 'not had great success', infiltration by such agents as it had being 'unsatisfactory'. Agent recruitment is however regarded as the first priority--and here for the first time are the KGB's instructions on how to do it, complete with the personality questionnaire that covered every possible trait of likely targets from self-discipline to sexual perversion. The practical instructions include an astonishingly detailed description of how to establish a dead letter box in London's Knightsbridge (inside Brompton Oratory) and signal sites for its illegals in Mayfair (blue chalk marks on specified lamposts). [This book] offers a highly classified insight not merely into KGB foreign operations at the dawn of the Gorbachev era, but also into the thinking of its top leadershiop at the beginning of the 1990s--and, in particular, into the mind of General V.A. Kryuchkov, KGB chairman, and one of the leaders of the abortive coup of August 1991." -- Front jacket flap
More 'instructions from the centre' : top secret files on KGB global operations, 1975-1985 by Christopher M Andrew( Book )
7 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and held by 118 libraries worldwide
During the decade that preceded Mr Gorbachev's era of glasnost and perestroika, the KGB headquarters in Moscow was putting out a constant stream of instructions to its Residencies abroad. Unknown to the KGB, however, many of these highly classified documents were being secretly copied by Oleg Gordievsky, at that time not only a high-ranking KGB officer based in London but also a long-serving undercover agent for the British. The selected documents in this volume, translated and analysed by the editors with a commentary by Christopher Andrew to set them in context, offer a revealing insight into the attitudes, prejudices and fears of the KGB during what were to prove its declining years
Le KGB dans le monde : 1917-1990 by Christopher M Andrew( Book )
4 editions published in 1990 in French and held by 50 libraries worldwide
La storia segreta del KGB by Christopher M Andrew( Book )
7 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in Italian and held by 27 libraries worldwide
KGB : razvedyvatelʹnye operat︠s︡ii ot Lenina do Gorbacheva by Oleg Gordievsky( Book )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in Russian and held by 15 libraries worldwide
Next stop execution by Oleg Gordievsky( Book )
10 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Spionen Gordievsky fortæller om sit liv som agent og om sine oplevelser efter at han hoppede af
De røde spioner : KGB's operationer i Danmark : fra Stalin til Jeltsin, fra Stauning til Nyrup by Jakob Andersen( Book )
4 editions published in 2002 in Danish and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Journalisten Jacob Andersen og den afhoppede sovjetiske dobbeltagent i Danmark, tidl. KGB-officer, Oleg Gordievsky har sammen tegnet det hidtil grundigste, veldokumenterede, billede af de sovjetiske bestræbelser på at spionere mod danske interesser. Bogen giver også et billede af det danske samfund i det 20.årh. og flere af dets ledende politiske skikkelser
KGB : la historia interior de sus operaciones desde Lenin a Gorbachov by Christopher M Andrew( Book )
2 editions published in 1991 in Spanish and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Comprehensive treatment of the history of the Soviet intelligence community's activities in foreign countries from the time of Lenin to Gorbachev
KGB : dets agenter og hemmelige virke by Christopher M Andrew( Book )
4 editions published in 1990 in Danish and held by 6 libraries worldwide
KGB : razvedyvatelnyje operatsii ot Lenina do Gorbatjeva by Christopher M Andrew( Book )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in Russian and held by 4 libraries worldwide
KGB : những chié̂n dịch tình báo từ Lenin đé̂n Gorbachov by Christopher M Andrew( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in Vietnamese and held by 3 libraries worldwide
KGB : istoria secretă a operaţiunilor sale externe de la Lenin la Gorbaciov by Christopher M Andrew( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in Romanian and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Special issue on more 'instructions from the centre' : top secret files on KGB global operations, 1975-1985 ( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Keijībī no uchimaku : rēnin kara gorubachofu made no taigai kōsaku no rekishi ( Book )
3 editions published in 1993 in Japanese and held by 2 libraries worldwide
KGB. Dets agenter og hemmelige virke ( Book )
2 editions published in 1990 in Danish and held by 2 libraries worldwide
KGB - dets agenter og hemmelige virke by Christopher M Andrew( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in Danish and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Următorul pas : execuţia : autobiografia lui Oleg Gordievski by Oleg Gordievsky( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in Romanian and held by 2 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Gordievski, Oleg
Gordievskij, O.
Gordievskij, Oleg
Gordievskij, Oleg A. ca. Gegenwart
Gordievskij, Oleg ca. Gegenwart
Gordievsky, Oleg.
Gordievsky, Oleg 1938-
Gordiewski, Oleg ca. Gegenwart
Gordiewsky, Oleg
Gordiewsky, Oleg ca. Gegenwart
Gordijewski, Oleg.
Oleg Antonowitsch Gordijewski russischer Geheimdienstler und Überläufer
Oleg Gordievski
Oleg Gordievskij militare e agente segreto sovietico
Oleg Gordievskij sovjetisk diplomat
Oleg Gordievsky
Oleg Gordievsky former colonel of the KGB
Oleg Gordievsky Russisch diplomaat
Oleg Gordijevski
Oleg Gordijevskij sovjetisk diplomat
Oleg Gordijewski oficer KGB, współpracownik wywiadu brytyjskiego
Гордиевский, Олег
Гордієвський Олег Антонович
Олег Гордијевски
ゴルジエフスキー, オレク
奧列格·戈迪夫斯基
Languages
English (67)
Russian (13)
Danish (11)
German (7)
Italian (7)
Polish (6)
French (4)
Romanian (4)
Japanese (3)
Spanish (2)
Czech (2)
Vietnamese (1)
Chinese (1)
Bulgarian (1)
Finnish (1)
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