By Serhy Yekelchyk
Any try and actually comprehend present occasions during this brilliant and unsettled land, even though, needs to start with the Ukraines dramatic heritage. Ukraine's strategic place among Russia and the West, the country's stated cultural regionalism, and the grotesque face of post-communist politics are all anchored in Ukraine's complicated past.
The first Western survey of Ukrainian heritage to incorporate insurance of the Orange Revolution and its aftermath, this ebook narrates the planned development of a contemporary Ukrainian country, incorporating new Ukrainian scholarship and archival revelations of the post-communist period.
Here then is a background of the land the place the strategic pursuits of Russia and the West have lengthy clashed, with reverberations that resonate to this day.
By Emma Widdis
By Earl Zeimke
By Marco Cilento
By Anthony Cross
By Christian Raffensperger
By Jonathan Haslam
in cryptography, disinformation, specified forces, and counter-intelligence.
In a sad irony, a company that so casually disposed of others seriously depended upon the human issue. as a result of their lack of knowledge and science, from early at the Soviets have been pressured to depend seriously on mystery brokers rather than the extra subtle code-breaking thoughts of different intelligence organisations. yet during this they have been hugely winning, recruiting undercover agent earrings similar to the notorious 'Cambridge 5' within the Thirties. Had it now not been for Soviet espionage against
Britain's code-breaking attempt in the course of the moment international battle, Stalin may perhaps by no means have received the victory that later enabled him to dominate half Europe. equally, espionage directed at his allies enabled the Soviets to construct an atomic bomb previous to anticipated and to take calculated hazards in post-war
diplomacy, similar to his audacious blockade of Berlin which resulted in the Berlin Airlift.
Khrushchev's denunciation of Stalin in 1956 alienated a few of the international 'friends' so valued through the Soviet intelligence providers. It additionally made new recruitment of overseas brokers even more tough, because the USSR speedily misplaced its glamour and ideological attract capability supporters within the West throughout the Nineteen Fifties. notwithstanding, the space was once eventually bridged via exploiting grasping and disloyal Western intelligence officials, utilizing blackmail and bribery - and with nice good fortune. in reality, it used to be the
ultimate irony that the KGB and GRU had by no means been more suitable than while the Soviet Union started to cave in from within.
By John Garrard,Carol Garrard
Russian Orthodoxy Resurgent is the 1st ebook to totally discover the expansive and ill-understood position that Russia's old Christian religion has performed within the fall of Soviet Communism and within the upward push of Russian nationalism this present day. John and Carol Garrard inform the tale of ways the Orthodox Church's ethical weight helped defeat the 1991 coup opposed to Gorbachev introduced by way of Communist celebration hardliners. The Soviet Union disintegrated, leaving Russians trying to find a usable earlier. The Garrards exhibit how Patriarch Aleksy II--a former KGB officer and the guy at the back of the church's winning defeat of the coup--is reconstituting a brand new nationwide notion within the church's personal image.
within the new Russia, the previous KGB who run the country--Vladimir Putin between them--proclaim the go, no longer the hammer and sickle. in the meantime, a majority of Russians now embody the Orthodox religion with unparalleled fervor. The Garrards hint how Aleksy orchestrated this variation, positioning his church to inherit strength as soon as held by way of the Communist get together and to turn into the dominant ethos of the army and executive. They convey how the revived church below Aleksy avoided mass violence through the post-Soviet turmoil, and the way Aleksy astutely associated the church with the military and melded Russian patriotism and faith.
Russian Orthodoxy Resurgent argues that the West needs to come to grips with this complicated and contradictory resurgence of the Orthodox religion, since it is the hidden strength in the back of Russia's household and overseas regulations today.
By Dieter Heinzig
By Norman C. Polmar,Michael White
Following the sinking of a Soviet missile submarine in March 1968, U.S. intelligence enterprises have been capable of make sure the right place and to strengthen a way of elevating the submarine from a intensity of greater than 16,000 ft. formerly, the inner most salvage try of a submarine were entire at 245 ft. The extraordinary attempt to arrive the K-129, which contained nuclear-armed torpedoes and missiles in addition to cryptographic apparatus, was once carried out with Soviet naval ships a number of hundred yards from the carry send, the Hughes Glomar Explorer.
While different books were released approximately this mystery undertaking, none has supplied a correct and particular account of this outstanding venture. to totally rfile the tale, the authors carried out large interviews with males who have been on board the Glomar Explorer and the USS Halibut, the submarine that stumbled on the wreckage, in addition to with U.S. naval intelligence officials and with Soviet naval officials and scientists.
The authors had entry to the Glomar Explorer’s logs and to different records from U.S. and Soviet resources. The e-book is predicated, partially, at the examine for Michael White's ground-breaking documentary film,Azorian: The elevating of the K-129, published in past due 2009. as a result examine for the ebook and the documentary movie, the CIA reluctantly issued a record on venture Azorian in early 2010, even supposing they attempted to withhold info that have been in that short record from the general public checklist by means of redacting one-third of it. during this booklet, the tale of the CIA’s venture Azorian is eventually published after many years of secrecy.