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Putin and the KGB

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Zoe Smolen

on 10 June 2013

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Vladimir Putin as a member of the KGB Who? Putin worked for the KGB from 1975 until 1991. As a recruiter Putin worked for the KGB recruiting agents to spy on the west. Where? Putin worked closely with East Germany and the Stasi Putin is still very much associated with the KGB It is believed that Putin was helping gather information on Western Technology. Current and former president of Russia Born in 1952 to a then KGB agent His highest level reached was lieutenant colonel. These were typically people with an excuse to visit the west To steal secrets on western technology Train other agents on techniques What? Former Prime Minister of Russia As a KGB member Sources The KGB The Russian Intelligence Agency Often worked with the East German Stasi. 480,000 persons worked for the KGB in eight different sectors. The KGB and it's employees often functioned at a level "above society." The Main Roles "...ensure the security of the state, military and scientific secrets..." Former head of KGB - Leonid Shebarshin Putin was given a Bronze Metal in 1987 by the Stasi for his hard work Possible Areas to Further Explore The KGB and Western Technology Lasting effects of Putin's role in the KGB His reelection came with many protests of his control over the country. Not a whole lot is known about Putin's duties with the KGB What techniques were used? Is there information on what has been gathered? Lev, Gudkov. "The Nature of "Putinism." Russian Politics and Law. 49.2 (2011): 7-33. Print.

Hoffman, David. “Putin’s Career Rooted in Russia’s KGB.” The Washington Post Online. The Washington Post. 30 Jan. 2000. Web. 20 May 2013.

Kasparov, G K. G. K. "Battling Kgb, Inc." Journal of Democracy. 18.2 (2007): 114-119. Print.

Shebarshin, L. "Reflections on the Kgb in Russia." Economic and Political Weekly. 28.51 (1993): 2829. Print

Wood, Susan. “Q+A: Vladimir Putin Biographer Interview.” TVNZ. 19 May, 2013. 20 May, 2013.
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