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This is the 1st e-book to get well all unique files published by means of the British records in 2002 and via the FBI, finishing the author's ten-year study.

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In Russian the full pseudonym was Val’ter Germanovich Krivitsky, while its Latinized form was Walter G. 21 His first big job was to return to Vienna and work with a couple of friends preparing revolutionary literature for dispersal in Poland. The bundles were smuggled into Lvov (then spelled Lwow) by collaborative Czech railway men; Willy Stahl picked them up at the train station and carried them back to Ignace Poretsky at the underground cell, which was literally underground, since it operated out of the basement of an orphanage.

Center The headquarters for Soviet state intelligence, installed in a huge former insurance building on Lubyanka Square, located in the heart of Moscow. Also called the Lubyanka. Cheka Vserossiiskaya chrezvychainaya komissiya po bor’be i kontrrevolyutsiei, sabotazhem i spekulyatsiei: All-Russian Extraordinary Commission for the Struggle Against Counterrevolution, Sabotage and Speculation, founded in December 1917. Also generally called the Soviet State Security Agency, the Secret Police, Soviet intelligence.

Over the years I consulted many experts in diverse fields on questions both broad and particular. So many, that I cannot fully describe their contributions, but can only indicate the area in which they helped: Christopher Andrew (Soviet espionage), Arnold Beichman (historical questions), Daniel Bell (The New Leader), Roman Bernaut (his father, Ignace Reiss), Gordon Brook-Shepherd (Krivitsky’s MI5 file), Paul Cardin (post-Krivitsky), Stephen Cohen (post-Soviet materials), Loic Damilaville (the Trotskyists in Paris and precious related documents), Paul Delaney (the Bellevue Hotel), Martin Ebon (Paul Wohl), William R.

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