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    Yet there are many things that at first held Zaitzev back from defecting; those things also kept many of his countrymen from doing what he is doing now. There is, of course, the reputation of the KGB, the most feared, ruthless, and savage “security agency”, as it was technically called. In reality, its main roles are intelligence and counterintelligence. As good as the KGB is at intelligence, its primary role, its capacity for counterintelligence is renowned. Any half-decent intelligence agency knows that an aptitude for counterintelligence is as, if not more important than having intelligence capabilities. Conversely, if a government does not care that the enemy can anticipate, defend against, and counter your every move, then it is completely…

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    doesn't hesitate to pray to God and ask for insight. Ivan stays strong with determination. The guards who work in the jail will stop at nothing to break the man named Ivan Sokolov. They spit on him, beat him, and swear and curse at Ivan trying to turn Ivan into worthless man meant for nothing. Ivan doesn't get mad or angry. He fights through the grime. In prison through thirty years with a paper and pen Ivan writes seven inspirational books, and when Ivan is released back out of the prison he…

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    necessarily innocent, but they were undeserving of the electric chair. While others thought that the couple were completely innocent. In June 1953, the only Americans to be executed for espionage during the Cold War was carried out in New York. Another case of espionage during the Cold War for the United States, was the work of a double agent named Boris Yuzhin. Yuzhim secretly worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, while also working for the Soviet Union’s main security agency, the…

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    One of the pinnacle moments in the history of the entire Cold War was the notorious U-2 Incident that occurred on May 1, 1960. This event completely reversed the efforts of cooperation between the United States and the USSR. The pilot of the U-2 aircraft, Francis Gary Powers, did not follow procedure after he was shot down in Soviet airspace. Powers was supposed to commit suicide, if he was not killed in the initial crash, which he did not do. He was tried for espionage and sentenced to 10 years…

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    on the opposite country became part of the Cold War game. Both sides used spies to aid finding out of what the other was doing faster and easier. It was an extremely dangerous job and many of the spies knew the high risk of betrayal or making an error is execution, if they were lucky they would be exchanged for other spies. For example, The Soviet Union employed men from Britain to spy on Britain men who had become dissatisfied by the British way of life and they looked to the east side. The…

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    Worth-watching historical movie If anybody thinks historical films are all about boring and wasting time, this movie would change their mind. Bridge of Spy was based on a true story of U-2 incident in 1960. A Soviet spy, Rudoft Abel, was arrested, and James Donovan, an insurrance lawyer at that time, was chosen to be his defender. Francis Gary Power, a pilot of US army, was arrested by the Soviet Union after failing his misson. In the meantime, the young Frederic Pryor, an American college…

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    Russia During The Cold War

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    concerns over Soviet plans for expansion and global influence, along with Russia’s attitude towards the West, which had put a strain on any peaceful co-existence that the US may have envisioned. Similar to US concerns, Russian Kremlin Joseph Stalin had also viewed the Western world as a threat to the long term goals of communist Russia. The creation of government agencies such as the CIA, MI6, and the KGB had been formed with the purpose of through secrecy operate in other countries with the…

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    Cold War and had a consequence that harmed the growth of the U.S.S.R.. The final step to analyzing the allies is by looking into their intelligence organizations of the time. The two primary Soviet intelligence agencies were the Komitet Gosudarstvennoy Bezopasnosti (KBG) and the Glavnoje Razvedyvatel 'noje Upravlenije (GRU). The way these two organizations are depict in the book is accurate to how they depicted each other in reality. Both agencies were in competition with one another and took…

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    after almost a decade of participation in the Young Communist League, both Julius and Ethel suddenly ceased open relations with the Communist Party affiliate and stopped their subscription to the Young Communist League’s monthly publication the Daily Worker. At this point the pair was attempting to distance themselves from the Communist Party to avoid drawing attention from the US Government who had begun surveillance of communist sympathizers residing in the US. Also in 1943 Julius meets…

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    Superpowers: The Cold War

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    The Cold War was a conflict between the United States and the Soviet Union that lasted from 1947 to 1991. While there were no direct military operations or battles between the two, billions of dollars were used to fund the war and millions of lives were lost. Following WWII, the United States was attempting to prevent the spread of the USSR’s Communist power in Africa, Asia, and the rest of Europe. Americans viewed communism as a threat to democratic freedom. Diverse theaters such as Korea,…

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