What does KGB mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Committee for State Security, KGB, Soviet KGB(noun)

    formerly the predominant security police organization of Soviet Russia

Freebase

  1. KGB

    The Committee for State Security, more commonly known by its transliteration "KGB", was the main security agency for the Soviet Union from 1954 until its collapse in 1991. The committee was a direct successor of such preceding agencies as Cheka, NKGB, and MGB. It was the chief government agency of "union-republican jurisdiction", acting as internal security, intelligence, and secret police. Similar agencies were instated in each of the republics of the Soviet Union aside from the Russian SFSR and consisted of many ministries, state committees and state commissions. The KGB also has been considered a military service and was governed by army laws and regulations, similar to the Soviet Army or MVD Internal Troops. While most of the KGB archives remain classified, two on-line documentary sources are available. Its main functions were foreign intelligence, counterintelligence, operative-investigatory activities, guarding the State Border of the USSR, guarding the leadership of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and the Soviet Government, organization and ensuring of government communications as well as fight against nationalism, dissent, and anti-Soviet activities.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of KGB in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of KGB in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. John McCain:

    They are a bunch of thugs and cronies of Vladimir Putin, some of them are ex-KGB.

  2. Dmitry Pobyarzhin:

    Together with him (Chizh) there were detained a series of people, they are all now in a KGB detention center.

  3. President Barack Obama:

    I don't want to psychoanalyze Mr. Putin. I will say that he has a foot very much in the Soviet past. That's how he came of age. He ran the KGB. Those were his formative experiences.

  4. Mat Staver:

    Government employees are public servants and prohibited by the Constitution from inhibiting religious freedom, that is a far cry from sneaking around and into a church and acting like KGB agents.

  5. Jack BarskyRead MoreJack Barsky:

    Historically, the KGB has always tried to influence and destabilize events all around the world. The explicitly stated goal of the Soviet Union was world communism organized in a Soviet-like system. Therefore, anything that could destabilize free and democratic nations was fair game. The KGB were champions in the game of 'fake news,' which was called 'disinformation' in the old days. While Russia's goals are not as ambitious as those of the Soviet Union, it is quite clear that the Russian leadership desperately wants to re-establish a strong Russia, on par with the United States. Therefore, anything that helps destabilize the US and other Western countries, anything that turns the focus of those countries inward rather than at the real outward threats would benefit Russia. In my view, it is not possible for a foreign nation to have a significant impact on the outcome of elections in this country. Try as they might, all they will be able to do is nibble around the edges.

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