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Melting the Ice Curtain, Pt. 3

...searched for the missing men. Peering through a gap in the window coverings, Tkachenko said he watched as Yuri Zaichev, a KGB agent on the trip, rushed to the school, the village store, then back to the airport when the pilot warned that he had to...
Putin shows his KGB face with arrest

...Putin (and by far not the wealthiest of the oligarchs) shows that this affair is not about the rule of law. Mr. Putin's KGB background is widely known, but when he ascended to power, many analysts expected him to wield power with some subtlety. The...
In Russia, it's 'legal nihilism' as usual

...professor who, unlike Putin, had no history with the Soviet KGB. There was also his surprisingly strong rhetoric about the...violations. His offices were raided by the FSB, the modern-day KGB. The labor inspectorate imposed a fine. A court order annulled...
Melting the Ice Curtain, Pt. 2

...Soviet Border Patrol - A Division of the KGB." Ceremonial signingOn the ice and snow...night before the dignitaries arrived, the KGB border guards challenged the expedition...and journalists, as well as a handful of KGB agents, officially designated as translators...

...who's my little frozen wasteland?Rossiya (Russia), sladkaya (sweet one), come out of the Kremlin closet.Keep your KGB leather. Just be sure to let others wear theirs."All you need is love, love.Love is all you need."
Arafat's death becomes a whodunit

...the body," he said. "When we opened the tomb, we were all together."Polonium-210 is the same substance that killed KGB agent-turned-Kremlin critic Alexander Litvinenko in London in 2006."It's quite difficult to understand why (Arafat...
Photos: Masters of the Holiday

Brant Oliphant heads the ball away from KGB's Zach Dillon during a Holiday Cup masters division indoor The tournament continues nearly every day until Dec. 31. KGB's Tracy Kelton takes the ball away from the Ripper's Cedar...
Bush's new chum, Putin

...his first meeting with Russian President Vladimir V. Putin with "a sense of his soul" and a belief that the former Soviet KGB operative is "trustworthy." That effusive summing up, based on only two hours of talks, follows a presidential campaign...
Great or gangrene?

...requirement of citizens to carry on their private business. Are government mandates and internal passports necessary? Stalin and the KGB were firm believers in internal passports and the requirement to show the ID upon demand. I'm sure Bush and Ashcroft are in...
Iranians foresaw their moment of protest

...consist of no more than five to 10 individuals. Otherwise, the KGB would find out about the demonstrations in advance. They would...five minutes. That was the longest we could last before the KGB would come, arrest us and ship the less fortunate to Siberia...


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