The Moscow Rules

Intelligence work was effectively impossible. The Soviet threat loomed larger than ever. The Moscow Rules tells the story of the intelligence breakthroughs that turned the odds in America's favor.

Author: Antonio J. Mendez

Publisher: PublicAffairs

ISBN: 1541762177

Category: True Crime

Page: 272

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From the spymaster and inspiration for the movie Argo, discover the "real-life spy thriller" of the brilliant but under-supported CIA operatives who developed breakthrough spy tactics that helped turn the tide of the Cold War (Malcolm Nance). Antonio Mendez and his future wife Jonna were CIA operatives working to spy on Moscow in the late 1970s, at one of the most dangerous moments in the Cold War. Soviets kept files on all foreigners, studied their patterns, and tapped their phones. Intelligence work was effectively impossible. The Soviet threat loomed larger than ever. The Moscow Rules tells the story of the intelligence breakthroughs that turned the odds in America's favor. As experts in disguise, Antonio and Jonna were instrumental in developing a series of tactics -- Hollywood-inspired identity swaps, ingenious evasion techniques, and an armory of James Bond-style gadgets -- that allowed CIA officers to outmaneuver the KGB. As Russia again rises in opposition to America, this remarkable story is a tribute to those who risked everything for their country, and to the ingenuity that allowed them to succeed.


Moscow Rules

A major reason, this book argues, is that Western leaders tend to think that Russia should act as a “rational” Western nation—even though Russian leaders for centuries have thought and acted based on their country's much different ...

Author: Keir Giles

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 0815735758

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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From Moscow, the world looks different. It is through understanding how Russia sees the world—and its place in it—that the West can best meet the Russian challenge. Russia and the West are like neighbors who never seem able to understand each other. A major reason, this book argues, is that Western leaders tend to think that Russia should act as a “rational” Western nation—even though Russian leaders for centuries have thought and acted based on their country's much different history and traditions. Russia, through Western eyes, is unpredictable and irrational, when in fact its leaders from the czars to Putin almost always act in their own very predictable and rational ways. For Western leaders to try to engage with Russia without attempting to understand how Russians look at the world is a recipe for repeated disappointment and frequent crises. Keir Giles, a senior expert on Russia at Britain's prestigious Chatham House, describes how Russian leaders have used consistent doctrinal and strategic approaches to the rest of the world. These approaches may seem deeply alien in the West, but understanding them is essential for successful engagement with Moscow. Giles argues that understanding how Moscow's leaders think—not just Vladimir Putin but his predecessors and eventual successors—will help their counterparts in the West develop a less crisis-prone and more productive relationship with Russia.

Moscow Rules

Slipping across borders from Vatican City to St. Petersburg, Jerusalem to Washington, DC, Allon is playing for time—and playing by Moscow rules.

Author: Daniel Silva

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440633576

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

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The death of a journalist leads Israeli spy Gabriel Allon to Russia, where he finds that, in terms of spycraft, even he has something to learn in this #1 New York Times bestseller. Moscow is no longer the gray, grim city of Soviet times. Now it is awash with oil wealth and choked with bulletproof Bentleys. But in the new Russia, power once again resides behind the walls of the Kremlin. Critics of the ruling class are ruthlessly silenced. And a new generation of Stalinists plots to reclaim an empire—and challenge the United States. One of those men is Ivan Kharkov, ex-KGB, who built a financial empire on the rubble of the Soviet Union. Part of his profit comes from arms dealing. And he is about to deliver Russia’s most sophisticated weapons to the United States’ most dangerous enemy, unless Israeli foreign intelligence agent Gabriel Allon can stop him. Slipping across borders from Vatican City to St. Petersburg, Jerusalem to Washington, DC, Allon is playing for time—and playing by Moscow rules.

Moscow Rules

Dimitrov's brother-in-law Vulko Chervenkov – who had served in Russia as an
agent of NKVD under the code-name 'Spartak' and been principal of Moscow's
Marx–Lenin school for indoctrination of the foreign comrades – manoeuvred his ...

Author: Douglas Boyd

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 0750963549

Category: History

Page: 224

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After the guns fell silent in May 1945, the USSR resumed its clandestine warfare against the western democracies. Soviet dictator Josef Stalin installed secret police services in all the satellite countries of Central and Eastern Europe. Trained by his NKVD – a predecessor of the KGB – officers of the Polish UB, the Czech StB, the Hungarian AVO, Romania’s Securitate, Bulgaria’s KDS, Albania’s Sigurimi and the Stasi of the German Democratic Republic (GDR) spied on and ruthlessly repressed their fellow citizens on the Soviet model. When the resultant hatred exploded in uprisings – in GDR 1953, Hungary 1956 and Czechoslovakia 1968 – they were put down by brutality, bloodshed and Soviet tanks. What was at first not so obvious was that these state terror organisations were also designed for military and commercial espionage in the West, to conceal the real case officers in Moscow. Specially trained operatives undertook mokrye dyela or ‘wet jobs’, including assassination of émigrés and other anti-Soviet figures. Perhaps the most menacing were the sleepers who settled in the West, married and had children while waiting to strike against their host countries. Many of them are still among us. Here, historian and author Douglas Boyd explores for the first time the relationship between the KGB and its ghastly brood of ‘daughters’ – a true family from hell.

Moscow Rules

Richard Brammer's fifth book misappropriates these rules and uses them to hold together a mixture of borrowed registers (Mills and Boon romance literature, scientific jargon, re-purposed fashion spread captions) to form a fractured anti ...

Author: Richard Brammer

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781519164995

Category:

Page: 164

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Richard Brammer's 5th book. "With his trademark mix of high couture, avant-garde Mills and Boon, pretentious shabby-chic adjectives that add value every time plus only the coolest proper nouns, Richard Brammer has done it again. 164 pages for Public Dick Punks everywhere and all wrapped up in one handy reference manual." Richard Brammer on Richard Brammer

Best Sellers

Moscow Rules is fast - paced and entertaining . It is also thought provoking . Are
Soviet military officers in Afghanis- 449 tan as demoralized as Robert Moss
suggests ? Is a military coup conceivable in the Soviet Union ? If so , would such
an ...

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The Armchair Detective

This book also has Kremlin . storm , the ship founders , having become the
greatest number of poorly - shooting bad Moscow Rules grips the reader with a
unbalanced because of deliberate tampering | guys of any book in recent
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Information Moscow

RULES OF THE ROAD : Moscow rules of the road and traffic signs are similar to
European “ international standards . ” If you ' re the selfconfident type , you ' ll not
need to read Russian to drive in Moscow . Horns can be used only in case of ...

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Planning Efficient Arbitration Proceedings The Law Applicable in International Arbitration

Art . 10 of the Polish Rules ; Art . 20 of the Moscow Rules ; Art . 12 ( 2 ) of the
Romanian Rules ; An . 24 of the Slovakian Rules and Art . 17 of the Slovenian
Rules ) . An exception is found in An . 3 ( 3 ) of the Ukrainian Rules of
Proceedings in ...

Author: T.M.C. Asser Instituut

Publisher: Springer

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Category: Law

Page: 616

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Preface --Welcoming Address --Opening Addresses --Working Group I Planning Efficient Arbitration Proceedings --Working Group II The Law Applicable in International Arbitration.

New Times

An explicit answer , recognizing the Moscow City Duma's right to establish taxes
and duties within the confines laid ... to introduce any local taxes but on the
condition that after the adoption of a federal law on the general principles of taxes
and ...

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Frommer s Born to Shop Italy

The Moscow Rule of Shopping is one of my most basic shopping rules and has
nothing to do with shopping in Moscow , so please pay attention . Now : The
average shopper , in his pursuit of the ideal bargain , does not buy an item he
wants ...

Author: George McDonald

Publisher: MacMillan Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780028607153

Category: Italy

Page: 279

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Complete with detailed maps and shopping tours, each of these pocket-sized guides packs a wealth of information. Introductory chapters explain such basics as how to navigate customs, how to ship, and how to bargain. Store listings range from department to outlet, flea market to couturiers.

Daily Report

She also called the attention of Soviet colleagues to the Executive Committee of
the Moscow City Council's new rules whereby Soviet enterprises and
organisations inviting foreign specialists have to pay for their stay here in freely
convertible ...

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Born to Shop

The Moscow Rule of Shopping The Moscow Rule of Shopping is one of our most
basic shopping rules and has nothing to do with shopping in Moscow , so please
pay attention . Now : The average shopper , in his pursuit of the ideal bargain ...

Author: Susan S. Thomas

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780553343700

Category: Italy

Page: 336

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Born to Shop Great Britain

The Moscow Rule of Shopping The Moscow Rule of Shopping is one of my most
basic rules ; since it has little to do with shopping in Moscow and lots to do with
shopping in the U . K . , you had better pay attention . The Moscow Rule of ...

Author: Suzy Gershman

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780062731999

Category: Great Britain

Page: 304

View: 606

Convenient and practical, this guide offers complete listings, maps, and up-to-date information on staying at country inns and stately homes at great rates, shopping jumble sales, antique markets, car boot sales, locating England's best factory outlets--and more.


ABN Correspondence

Otherwise , playing the game by Moscow's rules or cheating a little by declaring
sovereignty for a soviet socialist republic within the USSR will lead that republic
to the same inevitable demise that Moscow is racing toward . Subscribe now to ...

Author: Anti-Bolshevik Bloc of Nations

Publisher:

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Category: World politics

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U S News World Report

Others argue that Moscow rules . The definithe fire on the ground would tive
answers to the riddle of not have raged so fiercely if Lin Biao ' s fate , however ,
lie Better days . Mao | the aircraft had been out of fuel . Zagvozin Russia . A
Soviet ...

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