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


  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.

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  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

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  1. Jack BarskyRead MoreJack Barsky:

    Deep Undercover: My Secret Life and Tangled Allegiances as a KGB Spy in America.

  2. John McCain:

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

  3. Dmitry Pobyarzhin:

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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