The KGB (Russian Secret Police): Its composition, aims and methods

H.G. Graser


Any discussion of the Russian Secret Police, or KGB ('Committee for State Security') must of necessity be preceded by a brief outline of the USSR's true political set-up.

There are two primary governing bodies in the Soviet Union: one is the Supreme Soviet and its Presidium - the other the Communist Party and its Central Committee and Politburo. Put into their proper perspective, this emerges: the Supreme Soviet, which appoints Ministerial staff and runs the USSR's 'government', is in fact no more than a rubber stamping body of men who see to it that the decisions of the Communist Party are duly ratified and implemented.

To ensure that its directives are properly adhered to, and to prevent counter-revolutionary activity against the Party, the KGB controls the USSR security apparatus.


Yuri Loginov; Russian Secret Police; KGB ('Committee for State Security'); Communist Party; USSR; Soviet Union

Full Text:




  • There are currently no refbacks.

Copyright (c) 2018 H.G. Graser

ISSN 2224-0020 (online); ISSN 1022-8136 (print)

Creative Commons License -CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Powered by OJS and hosted by Stellenbosch University Library and Information Service since 2011.


This journal is hosted by the SU LIS on request of the journal owner/editor. The SU LIS takes no responsibility for the content published within this journal, and disclaim all liability arising out of the use of or inability to use the information contained herein. We assume no responsibility, and shall not be liable for any breaches of agreement with other publishers/hosts.

SUNJournals Help