Organs of State Security/Related Articles
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- Soviet Union : A Communist state, which took over the Russian Empire, after the Russian Revolution of 1917 that existed from 1922 to 1991; the major part now extant as the Russian Federation
- Counterintelligence : Countermeasures to foreign intelligence organizations collecting intelligence against one's own side.
- Secret police : Add brief definition or description
- Intelligence gathering : Add brief definition or description
- Cheka : Initial Communist secret police formed by the Bolsheviks; chekist became a generic Soviet term for the many-named successor Organs of State Security
- GPU (Soviet) : One of the Soviet Organs of State Security, the State Political Administration (Gosudarstvennoye Politicheskoye Upravleniye), a part of the People's Commissariat of Internal Affairs (Narodny Kommissariat Vnutrennikh Del) (NKVD) (1922-1923).
- NKVD : Add brief definition or description
- NVKD : Add brief definition or description
- OGPU : Add brief definition or description
- Ministry of State Security (MGB) : Add brief definition or description
- Committee for State Security (KGB) : Usually known as the KGB, one of Organs of State Security of the Soviet Union, with extensive responsibilities in intelligence (information gathering), border security, counterintelligence and suppression of dissent; split up in the Russian Federation with counterintelligence in the FSB and foreign intelligence in the SVR
- Okhrana : Secret police of Russia under the Czars, 1881-1917
- GRU : Military intelligence agency of the Soviet Union and then Russian Federation
- SVR : Add brief definition or description
- FSB : In the Russian Federation, the domestic counterintelligence organizations, many of whose functions were inherited from the Second Chief Directorate of the Soviet Committee for State Security (KGB)