KGB - Soviet Union's secret police.

The KGB is an acronym for Komityet Gosudarstvennoy Bezopasnosty, which in Russian means Committee for State Security. It had served as the Soviet Union's secret police from 1954 - 1991. It was founded by Felix Dzerzhinsky and served as a military hierarchy for national defense. The KGB is similar the to United State's secret service, the CIA. On December 5, 1995, The President of Russia, Boris Yeltsin signed for the KGB to disband. The KGB was soon replaced by the FSB, the domestic state security agency of the Russian Federation. During the Cold War, the KGB played a critical role in the survival of the Soviet one-party state. It also tried to rebuild its illegal residencies in the United States during the Cold War.
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KGB


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Formed
1954
Preceding Agency
Ministry for State Security
Dissolved
199
Superseding agency
Federal Security Service
Jurisdiction
Council of Ministers of the USSR
Headquarters
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union