The compatriots : the brutal and chaotic history of Russia's exiles, emigrés, and agents abroad / Andrei Soldatov and Irina Borogan.
By: Soldatov, Andreĭ.
Contributor(s): Borogan, I. (Irina) [author.].Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, 2019Description: xii, 361 pp. : 24 cm.ISBN: 9781541730168 : .Other title: Brutal and chaotic history of Russia's exiles, emigrés, and agents abroad.Subject(s): Putin, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1952- | Nemtsov, Alexander | Lebedev, Aleksandr Aleksandrovich, active 1960- | Kasparov, G. K. (Garri Kimovich) | Soviet Union. Krasnoznamennyĭ Vostochnyĭ pogranichnyĭ okrug KGB | Federalʹnai︠a︡ sluzhba bezopasnosti Rossii | Russians -- Foreign countries. -- History | Espionage, Soviet | Businessmen -- Russia (Federation) -- Biography | Secret service -- Soviet Union | Soviet Union -- Politics and government | Russia (Federation) -- Biography | Social WelfareDDC classification: 305.8917
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Soviet/Russian foreign intelligence organizations and departments in charge of keeping tabs on Russian emigrés -- Cast of characters -- Part 1. Spies and dissidents -- Talent spotting -- Identifying targets -- The cost of love -- "The Horse" -- "The Mother" -- Operations area: United States -- The tide turns -- Warring narratives -- Stalin's daughter -- Now it's official -- Bear in the West -- The KGB thinks big -- Moving people -- The other Russia -- Part 2. Market Forces -- Moving the money -- The scheme devised -- Muddying the waters -- Some habits die hard -- Cooperation and rebranding -- Part 3. Putin's project -- A fresh start -- The siege -- Getting out the message -- The crisis -- Courting the White Church -- Reunion -- Part 4. Means of outreach -- Political emigration: restart -- Illusions crushed -- "We need Some targeted hits" -- Desperate times -- When the Party's over -- Eliminating the problem -- Chasing a poison -- Everything old is new again -- The fears of the super-rich -- Epilogue.
"The history of Russian espionage is soaked in blood ...
Moscow-based journalists Andrei Soldatov and Irina Borogan look at the complex, ever-shifting role of Russian emigrés since the 1917 October Revolution to the present day. From secret agents to doomed dissidents, the story of Russian emigrés is an invaluable angle through which to understand Russia in the modern world."--