The Moscow Rules

THE. MOSCOW. RULES. “If there was ever a single book which could sum up the
dangers, heroism, inventiveness, and intrepidity of the intelligence officers of the
CIA it is The Moscow Rules. It is from the very first words a personal history of ...

Author: Antonio J. Mendez

Publisher: Hachette UK

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

MOSCOW RULES is an antidote to the superpower brinksmanship and verge -
ofdestruction blues . . . . RIVETING . ” -Washington Post “ A winning combination
of grim reality and fantasy . MOSCOW RULES reaches beyond the conventional

Author: Robert Moss

Publisher: New York : Pocket Books ; Markham, Ont. : Distributed in Canada by PaperJacks

ISBN: 9780671558130

Category: English fiction

Page: 439

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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

View: 228

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

Investigating the suspicious death of a journalist in Moscow, Gabriel Allon learns of the machinations of a former KGB colonel whose covert arms dealing business is part of a larger plot to challenge the global dominance of the United ...

Author: Daniel Silva

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0451227387

Category: Fiction

Page: 519

View: 477

Investigating the suspicious death of a journalist in Moscow, Gabriel Allon learns of the machinations of a former KGB colonel whose covert arms dealing business is part of a larger plot to challenge the global dominance of the United States. Reprint.

Moscow Rules

The first book to prove the KGB spawned several equally ruthless 'daughter' organisations in Eastern Europe during the Cold War

Author: Douglas Boyd


ISBN: 9780750989367


Page: 336

View: 157

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 spied on and ruthlessly repressed their fellow citizens on the Soviet model. When the resultant hatred exploded in uprisings they were put down by brutality, bloodshed, and Soviet tanks. What was at first not so obvious was that these state terror organizations were also designed for military and commercial espionage in the West, to conceal the real case officers in Moscow. Specially trained operatives undertook "wet jobs," including assassination of 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 are still among us. Author Douglas Boyd explores for the first time the relationship between the KGB and its ghastly brood--a family from hell.

Spy Dust

We paid them no attention this first day; there would be plenty of time for that in
CON- TROL. I started automatically to apply the Moscow rules to the situation, as
I ...

Author: Antonio Mendez

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743434587

Category: True Crime

Page: 320

View: 832

From the author of the Golden Globe winner and Oscar nominated Argo, a true-life thriller set against the backdrop of the Cold War, which unveils the life of an American spy from the inside and dramatically reveals how the CIA reestablished the upper hand over the KGB in the intelligence war. From the author of the Golden Globe winner and Academy Award winner Argo... Moscow, 1988. The twilight of the Cold War. The KGB is at its most ruthless, and has now indisputably gained the upper hand over the CIA in the intelligence war. But no one knows how. Ten CIA agents and double-agents have gone missing in the last three years. They have either been executed or they are unaccounted for. At Langley, several theories circulate as to how the KGB seems suddenly to have become telepathic, predicting the CIA's every move. Some blame the defection of Edward Lee Howard three years before, and suspect that there are more high-placed moles to be unearthed. Others speculate that the KGB's surveillance successes have been heightened by the invention of an invisible electromagnetic powder that allows them to keep tabs on anyone who touches it: spy dust. CIA officers Tony Mendez and Jonna Goeser come together to head up a team of technical wizards and operational specialists, determined to solve the mystery that threatens to overshadow the Cold War's final act. Working against known and unknown hostile forces, as well as some unfriendly elements within the CIA, they devise controversial new operational methods and techniques to foil the KGB, and show the extraordinary lengths that US intelligence is willing to go to protect a source, then rescue him when his world starts to collapse. At the same time, Tony and Jonna find themselves falling deeply in love. During a fascinating odyssey that began in Indochina fifteen years before and ends in a breathtakingly daring operation in the heart of the Kremlin's Palace of Congresses, Spy Dust catapults the reader from the Hindu Kush to Hollywood, from Havana to Moscow, but cannot truly conclude until its protagonists are safely wedded in rural Maryland.

Von Sternberg

Moscow. Rules. We're congenitally savage. . . . Sentimental barbarians! . . . Our
souls are still roaming the steppes, wildly—baying with the wolves at the moon.
—Jacques Deval on the Russian national character in Tovaritch IN EVERY ...

Author: John Baxter

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813126037

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

View: 429

Belligerent and evasive, Josef von Sternberg chose to ignore his illegitimate birth in Austria, deprived New York childhood, abusive father, and lack of education. The director who strutted onto the set in a turban, riding breeches, or a silk robe embraced his new persona as a world traveller, collected modern art, drove a Rolls Royce, and earned three times as much as the president. Von Sternberg traces the choices that carried the unique director from poverty in Vienna to power in Hollywood, including his eventual ostracism in Japan. Historian John Baxter reveals an artist few people knew: the aesthete who transformed Marlene Dietrich into an international star whose ambivalent sexuality and contradictory allure on-screen reflected an off-screen romance with the director. In his classic films The Blue Angel (1930), Morocco (1930), and Blonde Venus (1932), von Sternberg showcased his trademark visual style and revolutionary representations of sexuality. Drawing on firsthand conversations with von Sternberg and his son, Von Sternberg breaks past the classic Hollywood caricature to demystify and humanize this legendary director.

Russia Survival Guide

This building is a more modern glass and stone structure which residents of the
city say looks like a shopping mall and ruins the appearance of the Theater
Square and Dekabristov Street Meanwhile, in Moscow, rules are not so strict
about the ...

Author: Alexander Rodionov

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1493125729

Category: Travel

Page: 186

View: 981

The goal of this book is to help people understand Russia better and to have a better experience while they are here. We wanted to write something that would help people fall in love with Russia, as much as we have, by sharing our experiences and funny stories about our life as an expat in St. Petersburg (Maya Krivchenia) and travel professional organizer (Alexander Rodionov). Russia is an exciting, interesting, and dynamic country, but sometimes the differences that people come across are extremely frustrating and confusing. Our goal is to explain some of Russias unique qualities so that our friends, clients, tourist, and all others can appreciate this amazing country. Hopefully this will help answer some of the many questions you already have about Russia while planning your trip. By traveling to Russia you will certainly have a unique experience and hopefully by reading this you will get to experience Russia to the fullest!

Daniel Silva Gabriel Allon Novels 5 8

Moscow Rules is a work of fiction. The names, characters, places, and incidents
portrayed in this novel are the product of the author's imagination or have been
used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, businesses, ...

Author: Daniel Silva

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101538899

Category: Fiction

Page: 198

View: 347

Novels five through eight of the Gabriel Allon series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva. Prince of Fire Gabriel Allon is back in Venice, when a terrible explosion in Rome leads to a disturbing personal revelation: the existence of a dossier in terrorist hands that strips away his secrets and lays bare his history… The Messenger Gabriel Allon is about to face the greatest challenge of his life. An al-Qaeda suspect is killed in London, and photographs are found on his computer—photographs that lead Israeli intelligence to suspect that al-Qaeda is planning an attack aimed straight at the heart of the Vatican. The Secret Servant A terrorist plot in London leads Israeli spy Gabriel Allon on a desperate search for a kidnapped woman, in a race against time that will compromise Allon’s own conscience—and life... Moscow Rules 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 if he wants to prevent a former KGB colonel from delivering Russia's most sophisticated weapons to al-Qaeda. Praise for the #1 New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva and the Gabriel Allon series “Those in the know are calling him the new John Le Carré. Those who are reading him can't put him down."—Chicago Sun-Times "The enigmatic Gabriel Allon remains one of the most intriguing heroes of any thriller series."—The Philadelphia Inquirer "A writer who brings new life to the international thriller."—Newsday "Allon is Israel’s Jack Bauer…Thrill factor:*****."—USA Today "Nobody handles this kind of intrigue as well Silva. He gives Gabriel and the rest of his team the kind of depth seen only in spy novels by Robert Ludlum and Tom Clancy."—Richmond Times Dispatch "A terrific thriller…one of the best-drawn fictional assassins since The Day of the Jackal."—The San Francisco Examiner “Silva builds tension with breathtaking double and triple turns of plot.”—People

East Europe

Moscow rules it through its ambassador , who in East Berlin has the position of a
viceroy and is also Ulpricht's chief adviser . It rules through advisers on ower
rungs assigned to the individual ministries . The situation in this respect is exactly
as ...




Category: Communism


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Great Games Local Rules

Moscow's. Quest. for. a. Privileged. Role. Russian policy in Central Asia over the
2000s is often characterized as “resurgent.” In certain Western circles, some even
refer to it as neoimperial and consistent with Moscow's revisionist attempt to ...

Author: Alexander Cooley

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199978581

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

View: 766

The struggle between Russia and Great Britain over Central Asia in the nineteenth century was the original "great game." But in the past quarter century, a new "great game" has emerged, pitting America against a newly aggressive Russia and a resource-hungry China, all struggling for influence over the same region, now one of the most volatile areas in the world: the long border region stretching from Iran through Pakistan to Kashmir. In Great Games, Local Rules, Alexander Cooley, one of America's most respected international relations scholars, explores the dynamics of the new competition for control of the region since 9/11. All three great powers have crafted strategies to increase their power in the area, which includes Afghanistan and the former Soviet republics of Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan. Each nation is pursuing important goals: basing rights for the US, access to natural resources for the Chinese, and increased political influence for the Russians. However, overlooked in all of the talk about this new great game is fact that the Central Asian governments have proven themselves critical agents in their own right, establishing local rules for external power involvement that serve to fend off foreign interest. As a result, despite a decade of intense interest from the United States, Russia, and China, Central Asia remains a collection of segmented states, and the external competition has merely reinforced the sovereign authority of the individual Central Asian governments. A careful and surprising analysis of how small states interact with great powers in a vital region, Great Games, Local Rules greatly advances our understanding of how global politics actually works in the contemporary era.

Human Rights Watch Helsinki

Moscow exceeds its authority in interpreting federal rules on registration for visits,
Resolution 713," in three ways. ... rules allow for “citizens of the former USSR" to
register under the same terms as Russian citizens,” Moscow rules set out a dual ...




Category: Civil rights


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Moscow rules—The distilled wisdom for conducting clandestine operations in
Moscow during the Cold War. National Defense Research Committee (NDRC)—
a civilian agency created to explore new weapons for what seemed to be
America's ...

Author: Robert Wallace

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440635304

Category: History

Page: 576

View: 547

An unprecedented history of the CIA's secret and amazing gadgetry behind the art of espionage In this look at the CIA’s most secretive operations and the devices that made them possible, Spycraft tells gripping life-and-death stories about a group of spytechs—much of it never previously revealed and with images never before seen by the public. The CIA’s Office of Technical Service is the ultrasecret department that grappled with challenges such as: What does it take to build a quiet helicopter? How does one embed a listening device in a cat? What is an invisible photo used for? These amazingly inventive devices were created and employed against a backdrop of geopolitical tensions—including the Cold War, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and continuing terrorist threats. Written by Robert Wallace, the former director of the Office of Technical Service, and internationally renowned intelligence historian Keith Melton, Spycraft is both a fantastic encyclopedia of gadgetry and a revealing primer on the fundamentals of high-tech espionage. “The first comprehensive look at the technical achievements of American espionage from the 1940s to the present.”—Wired “Reveals more concrete information about CIA tradecraft than any book.”—The Washington Times “This is a story I thought could never be told.”—JAMES M. OLSON, former chief of CIA counterintelligence From the Trade Paperback edition.

You Are One of Them

Right here in center of Moscow? Stalin tore it down, then Khrushchev built the
swimming pool there, but now ... Svetlana's contribution. “Up your bottom,” she
said. I did not correct her. The Moscow Rules, designed by CIA operatives in the

Author: Elliott Holt

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101617977

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 389

"A hugely absorbing first novel from a writer with a fluid, vivid style and a rare knack for balancing the pleasure of entertainment with the deeper gratification of insight. More, please.” —Maggie Shipstead, The New York Times Book Review (Editors’ Choice) "A story about Russia, the United States, friendship, identity, defection, and deception that is smart, startling, and worth reading regardless of when you were born.” —Kathryn Schulz, New York Magazine "Holt's beguiling debut… in which there is no difference between personal and political betrayal, vividly conjures the anxieties of the Cold War without ever lapsing into nostalgia." —The New Yorker Sarah Zuckerman and Jennifer Jones are best friends in an upscale part of Washington, D.C., in the politically charged 1980s. Sarah is the shy, wary product of an unhappy home: her father abandoned the family to return to his native England; her agoraphobic mother is obsessed with fears of nuclear war. Jenny is an all-American girl who has seemingly perfect parents. With Cold War rhetoric reaching a fever pitch in 1982, the ten-year-old girls write letters to Soviet premier Yuri Andropov asking for peace. But only Jenny's letter receives a response, and Sarah is left behind when her friend accepts the Kremlin's invitation to visit the USSR and becomes an international media sensation. The girls' icy relationship still hasn't thawed when Jenny and her parents die tragically in a plane crash in 1985. Ten years later, Sarah is about to graduate from college when she receives a mysterious letter from Moscow suggesting that Jenny's death might have been a hoax. She sets off to the former Soviet Union in search of the truth, but the more she delves into her personal Cold War history, the harder it is to separate facts from propaganda. You Are One of Them is a taut, moving debut about the ways in which we define ourselves against others and the secrets we keep from those who are closest to us. In her insightful forensic of a mourned friendship, Holt illuminates the long lasting sting of abandonment and the measures we take to bring back those we have lost.

Smiley s People

They lived not so much by Moscow Rules, says Toby, as by George's war rules.
Both changed hotels and identities that same Sunday night, Smiley decamping to
a small hôtel garni in the old town, the Arca, and Toby to a distasteful motel ...

Author: John le Carre

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743455800

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 431

A spy story that gives the final convulsive confrontation between George Smiley and his mortal enemy, Karla.

User Stories Applied

... Refactoring Workbook (Wake), 17 Release plan, 9-12, 15 could-have features,
98-99 creating, 105-106 customer responsibilities, 107 developer responsibilities
, 106 initiating, 97 MoSCoW rules, 98 must-have features, 98 prioritizing stories, ...

Author: Mike Cohn

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 9780321205681

Category: Computers

Page: 268

View: 970

"Offers a requirements process that saves time, eliminates rework, and leads directly to better software. A great way to build software that meets users' needs is to begin with 'user stories': simple, clear, brief descriptions of functionality that will be valuable to real users. ... [the author] provides you with a front-to-back blueprint for writing these user stories and weaving them into your development lifecycle. You'll learn what makes a great user story, and what makes a bad one. You'll discover practical ways to gather user stories, even when you can't speak with your users. Then, once you've compiled your user stories, [the author] shows how to organize them, prioritize them, and use them for planning, management, and testing"--Back cover.

Doing it Differently

DSDM teams must be empowered to make decisions and to prioritise using
MOSCOW rules M ( ust ) S ( hould ) C ( ould ) W ( ants ) ( Box 6 . 5 ) . 3 . Essential
values must be focused on : e . g . affordability , meeting time constraints . 4 .
Fitness ...

Author: D. I. Blockley

Publisher: Thomas Telford

ISBN: 9780727727480

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 320

View: 189

"This is a serious and impressive work. It will help those who are committed to changing the industry to create structures to do so, whether in one area or in totality. It offers a whole range of powerful tools, which will be particularly useful to those with the personal drive to apply them to rethinking construction. It is packed with examples that help to flesh out a rigorous analysis of how the industry can improve."David Fison, Kvaerner Construction

A Foreign Country

Her first thought was to pick up the receiver, but she knew that a call from Joan
Guttmann meant Moscow Rules: no names on an open line; no talking about the
past. That was why she hadn't identified herself. In case anybody was listening in.

Author: Charles Cumming

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250015014

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 178

From the internationally acclaimed, New York Times bestselling author of The Trinity Six, comes a compelling tale of deceit and betrayal, conspiracy and redemption On the vacation of a lifetime in Egypt, an elderly French couple are brutally murdered. Days later, a meticulously-planned kidnapping takes place on the streets of Paris. Amelia Levene, the first female Chief of MI6, has disappeared without a trace, six weeks before she is due to take over as the most influential spy in Europe. It is the gravest crisis MI6 has faced in more than a decade. Desperate not only to find her, but to keep her disappearance a secret, Britain's top intelligence agents turn to one of their own: disgraced MI6 officer Thomas Kell. Tossed out of the Service only months before, Kell is given one final chance to redeem himself - find Amelia Levene at any cost. The trail leads Kell to France and Tunisia, where he uncovers a shocking secret and a conspiracy that could have unimaginable repercussions for Britain and its allies. Only Kell stands in the way of personal and political catastrophe.

The Boy Who Died and Came Back

I could board a plane to find six people reading copies of my current spy novel,
Moscow Rules. I was taking a genre in which I had suddenly become famous in
new directions, plunging deeper into the souls of characters, reaching back
across ...

Author: Robert Moss

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1608682358

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 315

View: 298

Travels in Many Worlds with a Master Storyteller Join Robert Moss for an unforgettable journey that will expand your sense of reality and confirm that there is life beyond death and in other dimensions of the multiverse. Moss describes how he lived a whole life in another world when he died at age nine in a Melbourne hospital and how he died and came back again, in another sense, in a crisis of spiritual emergence during midlife. As he shares his adventures in walking between the worlds, we begin to understand that all times — past, future, and parallel — may be accessible now. Moss presents nine keys for living consciously at the center of the multidimensional universe, embracing synchronicity, entertaining our creative spirits, and communicating with a higher Self.

American Craftsmen

“Sir?” “Sword, thetarget has movedup your rendezvous. You'll proceed directly to
the site. Operate under Moscow Rules.” This precaution meant nothing; in
spiritual ops,almost anywhere overseas was hostile territory. Endicott's irritation
gotthe ...

Author: Tom Doyle

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1466834579

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 691

In modern America, two soldiers will fight their way through the magical legacies of Poe and Hawthorne to destroy an undying evil—if they don't kill each other first. US Army Captain Dale Morton is a magician soldier—a "craftsman." After a black-ops mission gone wrong, Dale is cursed by a Persian sorcerer and haunted by his good and evil ancestors. Major Michael Endicott, a Puritan craftsman, finds gruesome evidence that the evil Mortons, formerly led by the twins Roderick and Madeline, have returned, and that Dale might be one of them. Dale uncovers treason in the Pentagon's highest covert ranks. He hunts for his enemies before they can murder him and Scherie, a new friend who knows nothing of his magic. Endicott pursues Dale, divided between his duty to capture a rogue soldier and his desire to protect Dale from his would-be assassins. They will discover that the demonic horrors that have corrupted American magic are not bound by family or even death itself. In Tom Doyle's thrilling debut, American Craftsmen, Seal Team Six meets ancient magic--with the fate of the United States hanging in the balance . . . The American Craft Trilogy #1 American Craftsmen #2 The Left-Hand Way #3 War and Craft At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.