Soviet Defectors: The KGB Wanted List

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Hoover Press, 1. apr 2018 - 288 pages
The topic of defection is taboo in the USSR, and the Soviets, are anxious to silence, downplay, or distort every case of defection. Surprisingly, Vladislav Krasnov reports, the free world has often played along with these Soviet efforts by treating defection primarily as a secretive matter best left to bureaucrats. As a result, defectors' human rights have sometimes been violated, and U.S. national security interests have been poorly served.

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Krasnov, himself a Soviet defector and head of Russian Studies at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, examines "the scope, character, and patterns of defection'' from 1945 through 1969 ... Read full review


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PART PUBLIC RECORD I SOVIET DEFECTORS IN THE 1 What Has Been Written About Soviet Defectors?
4 The KGB Wanted List A General Characterization
Defections Under Stalin Khrushchev and Brezhnev
Defection and Legal Emigration
Trends in Post1969 Defection
Defection and Détente

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Need Vladislav Krasnov is a former editor of Radio Moscow's foreign language broadcasts who defected in Sweden in 1962. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Washington, Seattle, and is author of Solhzhenitsyn and Dostoevsky (University of Georgia Press, 1980).

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