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P. : ill. ; cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. 1. Krivitsky, W. G. ), 1899–1941. 2. Stalin, Joseph, 1879–1953. 3. Soviet Union. Obçdinennoe gosudarstvennoe politicheskoe upravlenie. 4. Defectors—Soviet Union—Biography. 5. Military intelligence—Soviet Union—Biography. 6. Spies—Soviet Union—Biography. 7. Soviet Union—Politics and government. I. West, Nigel. II. Title. 1247/0092 B In memory of Helen Bates Yakobson and those evening classes at GWU after Sputnik. TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction by Nigel West Abbreviations and Terms Preface to the Paperback Edition PART I The Killing Machine: Lies, Torture and Execution (June 1899–October 1937) 1.
Today, as part of Ukraine and point of interest for people searching their genealogies, it can be found quite readily on the Internet. Such a setting made Podwoloczyska a village of contrasts. As a grain, milling and egg-producing center far from the capital of Vienna, with wooden houses, dirt roads and a population of less than 3,000 at the turn of the century, it represented the crude provinces and deserved no more than benign neglect. But as a crossroads of peoples and cultures, with smugglers and political exiles trespassing the border, mixing with the natives and catching trains for unknown destinations, it merited a close watch and an occasional police crackdown from Lvov (then called Lemberg), the administrative center of the Ternopol province.
10 The Bolsheviks, on the other hand, aimed to conquer. ” Hence the five-year plans of industrialization, so primitive in their technology and so wasteful of human lives, yet capable of producing large-scale construction projects with which to impress the West. Hence the unending propaganda campaign to portray a one-party, totalitarian police state as the freest land in the world; the unceasing effort to cultivate friends in the foreign media; and the determined recruitment of agents inside foreign governments.