Cover: The Formation and Development of the Russian KGB, 1991-1994

The Formation and Development of the Russian KGB, 1991-1994

Published 1993

by Jeremy R. Azrael, Alexander G. Rahr


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Examines the formation and development of the Russian secret police during and following the breakup of the USSR. The study concludes that the Russian KGB has not been subjected to effective societal, legal, or political control and could be a significant obstacle to continued reform unless steps are taken to curtail its autonomy and power. These conclusions are based on in-depth interviews of Russian policymakers and policy analysts, as well as on published sources.

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