The odd bedfellows of the only known Stalin KGB bodyguard to have escaped the Soviet Union and a retired CIA officer elucidate Soviet power struggles of the Stalin era, and provide new details about the dictator's mysterious death. A glossary aids those unfamiliar with Communist Party jargon. AnnotaAfter my transfer in May 1952 to another component of the KGB (then called MGB ), I continued to live in the bodyguardsa#39; apartment ... In the 1970s he took a seat on the Soviet Supreme Court and became the USSRa#39;s second-ranking judge, but was forced by ill health to retire. 2. ... The high status of the directorate during that period is reflected in the diagram at Appendix A. The bodyguards, under various anbsp;...
|Title||:||Inside Stalin's Kremlin|
|Publisher||:||Potomac Books Incorporated - 1998|