KGB, Active Measures, Disinformation and Subversion
A term of terror in the Soviet Union, the KGB was the Committee for State Security of the Soviet Union. Initially it was named the Cheka (Emergency Committee) and founded 20 December 1917, by the instruction of Vladimir Lenin. The Cheka was established by Felix Dzerzhinsky. The Cheka was tasked by the Soviet Politburo with arresting, torturing and executing many tens-of-thousands of dissidents, deserters, reactionaries and counter revolutionaries.
NKVD and the GULAG
In 1922 the Cheka was renamed the NKVD (People's Commissariat for Internal Affairs). The NKVD included the regular public police force of the USSR, including traffic police, border guards and archives. The NKVD is most notorious for running the GULAG forced labour camps, conducting mass extra-judicial executions, espionage, political assassinations and enforcing Stalinist policy within communist movements in other countries. GULAG was the acronym for Main Administration of Corrective Labour Camps.
and enforcing Stalinist policy
within communist movements
in other countries.
The Reign of Terror
The NKVD was officially responsible to protect the State Security
of the Soviet Union through massive political repression,
including kidnappings, murders and assassinations,
both locally and internationally.
Those designated "enemies of the people" were sent to GULAG camps
and many hundreds-of-thousands were executed by the NKVD.
The families of those designated "enemies of the people",
including their children, were automatically repressed according to
NKVD order number 00486. The NKVD organised the Show Trials and
Great Purge of order 00447.
Active Measures was a Soviet term for the actions of
political warfare conducted by the Soviet Security services
(Cheka, NKVD and KGB), to influence the course of world events
Under the leadership of the great Stalin - forward to Communism!
(in addition to
and producing politically
correct assessment of it).
Active Measures included: media manipulations through
disinformation, propaganda, counterfeiting official documents,
infiltrating churches, intimidating dissidents, character assassinations,
fines, imprisonments and assassinations.
Active Measure included the establishment and
support of international front organisations such as
the World Peace Council,
The Heart and Soul
of Soviet Communism
KGB General Oleg Kalugin described Active Measures as
"the heart and soul of Soviet Intelligence".
Infiltration And Subversion
Kalugin described Active Measures as: "Subversion: active measures to
weaken the West, to drive wedges in the Western community alliances
of all sorts, particularly NATO, to sow discord amongst allies,
to weaken the United States alliance to the people of Europe, Asia,
Africa, Latin America, and thus to prepare ground for Revolution."
Yuri Andropov chairman of KGB
The Andropov Institute
of the KGB
as a system of special courses.
The head of the Active Measures department was Yuri Modin,
the former controller of the Cambridge Five Spy Ring, which
effectively undermined British intelligence for decades.
Some of the famous Active Measures conducted by the KGB that are
documented by now declassified archives, include: stirring up
racial tensions in the United States by staging incidents
and mailing bogus letters reported to come from the Ku Klux Klan,
placing explosive packages in Negro sections of the American
population (under operation PANDORA)
and fabricating the story that the AIDS virus was manufactured
by US scientists.
The KGB coordinated mass political
repressions and the establishment
of subordinate secret services
in all occupied territories.
The last attempted coup organised by the KGB in the uprising against
Boris Yeltsin during the Russian constitutional crises of 1993, led to the
abolition of the KGB and its replacement with the Federal Security
Service and the Foreign Intelligence Service of the Russian Federation.
One of the tactics used by the KGB was an
Agent Provocateur (inciting agent).
indexAn Agent Provocateur is an undercover agent who acts to entice
another person to commit an illegal, or rash act, or falsely implicates
others in taking part in the illegal act.
The goal of the Agent Provocateur is to discredit, or harm, another
group by provoking them to commit a crime, or implicating them in a
crime to undermine the group, protest, or movement, as a whole.
In the Trust Operation
(1921-1926) the Soviets
set up fake anti-Bolshevik
including the Monarchist Union
of Central Russia,
to control and neutralise
Ku Klux Klan march
The KGB used Provocateurs to entrap and discredit anti-communist
groups, which they described as reactionaries and counter-
Soviet guerrilla partisans in the forest near Polotsk, Byelorussian SSR
Betrayal of Resistance Fighters
After the Second World War, many NKVD agents were sent to join and
penetrate independence movements and to create puppet rebel
who were even permitted to attack local Soviet authorities, to gain
credibility and exfiltrate senior NKVD agents to the West and to
neutralise and betray true resistance movements and partisans.
KGB General Alexsandr
"In today's world,
when nuclear arms
have made worldwide
become our main
Ion Miha Pacepa--KGB
Ion Mihai Pacepa declared
that the KGB was the
primary instructor of
is my own invention”.
In 1969 alone, 82 aircraft were hijacked worldwide
by the KGB financed PLO.
The KGB was also implicated in Mehmet Ali Agca's 1981 assassination
attempt against pope John Paul II because of his strong links
with the anti-Communist Solidarity Movement in Poland.
The GRU (Military Intelligence
of the Soviet Union)
recruited Alger Hiss,
an American lawyer
and State Department official,
who later was
the first General Secretary
of the United Nations.
Alger Hiss was identified by
a former Communist
Chambers also identified Laurence Duggan and Michael Straight in the
State Department and Harry Dexter White in the Treasury
Department, as Soviet Agents.
The Profumo Scandal
The Profumo scandal which brought down Harold McMillan's
Conservative government in Great Britain
and brought the Labour Party to power in the 1964 general election,
was a masterful example of KGB Active Measures,
including entrapment, propaganda and assassination.
John Profumo was
the Secretary of State for War in Britain.
He was involved
for a short time in an affair
with Christine Keeller,
a 19 year old model,
who was also the
girlfriend of Captain
the Soviet Naval Attaché.
Timing and Assassination
Although this affair had ended in 1961,
the KGB Active Measures timed the publication of the scandal
for 1963, just before the general elections.
With the Conservative government disgraced by this public scandal,
the way was clear for Hugh Todd Gaitskell, the leader of the Labour
Party to become the next prime minister of Great Britain.
The abrupt and strange death of Gaitskell, at age 56, left an opening
for Harold Wilson to exploit and seize control of the Labour Party and
therefore become the next Prime Minister of Great Britain.
Peter Wright's 1987 book, Spycatcher and Soviet defector, Anatoliy
Golitsyn, claimed that Gaitskell was assassinated by the KGB in order
to place their agent of influence, Harold Wilson, (codename: Oldman)
into the key position of Prime Minister of Great Britain.
Wilson oversaw the disastrous betrayal of Rhodesia and other key
aspects of the British Common-wealth, as well as the implosion of the
British economy and escalation of the war in Northern Ireland.
Neutralizing British Military Intelligence
A spate of Soviet agents infiltrated British Intelligence agencies during,
and after, the Second World War and throughout much of the Cold
Sir Roger Hollis
and Sir Roger Hollis, are some of
the better known names of
highly placed Soviet Agents that
caused incalculable damage to
Great Britain and the Free World.
Anthony Blunt and the Cambridge
The Most Destructive Force in Modern
It is unlikely that any other Intelligence agency in history has been
responsible for as many arrests, tortures, imprisonments, murders,
massacres, assassinations, launching of foreign wars, sponsoring and
training of foreign terrorist movements, toppling of governments and
funding of so many revolutionary movements worldwide.
The Black Book of Communism
catalogues over 100 Million
deaths between 1917 and 1991
alone, caused by communist
governments, most of them
controlled by the Soviet Union,
or its agents.
If one was to add the
casualties of the
Wars of Liberation, and
worldwide by the
Soviet Union and
carried out by its KGB,
the body count
"While they promised them liberty,
they themselves are slaves of corruption."
2 Peter 2:19
The Vision of Daniel
"But there is a God in heaven who reveals secrets… This great image,
whose splendour was excellent, stood… a Stone was cut out without
hands, which struck the image on its feet of iron and clay,
and broke them in pieces…
And the Stone that struck
the image became
a great mountain
and filled the whole earth…
And in the days of these kings the
God of Heaven will set up a
Kingdom which shall never be
and the Kingdom shall not be
left to other people;
it shall break in pieces and
consume all these kingdoms,
and it shall stand forever."
The Lord Jesus Christ
"The Stone which the
builders rejected has
become the chief
Cornerstone. Whoever falls
on that Stone will be broken;
but on whomever it falls, it
will grind him to powder.“
In Moscow, about 900m North East of Red Square,
Lubyanka building with statue of Felix Dzerzhinsky – KGB
In Lubyanka Square, a huge statue of Felix Dzerzhinsky,
the founder of the Cheka, which later became the KGB,
was erected in 1958.
The Statue and the Stone
This statue was directly in front of the Lubyanka, the notorious
Headquarters of the KGB, wherein many Christians were interrogated,
tortured and murdered.
In 1991, the statue of Dzerzhinsky was removed