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Encyclopedia > MGB (USSR)

The Ministry of State Security (MGB) ( Russian: Министерство государственной безопасности (Ministerstvo Gosudarstvennoi Bezopasnosti)) was the name of the state security agency of the Soviet Union when it existed and also the planned sucessor of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation.

Soviet Era

It was the name of the Soviet secret police agency from 1946 to 1953. The East German secret police agency, the Stasi, was also named "Ministry for State Security" and it is likely that it adopted the name of the agency that influenced it.


In the Russian Federation

According to Pravda [1] (http://english.pravda.ru/main/18/88/350/13389_fsb.html), the current FSB will be reorganized and renamed to the Ministry of State Security.

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The USSR MGB's Top Secret Operation Priboi ('The Surf') for the Deportation of (5077 words)
USSR MGB Interior Forces Fourth Division, stationed in andScaron;iauliai, exceeded the necessary number of penal expedition soldiers by 5250 men, but due to strategic considerations, it was not possible to deploy these personnel in Latvia and Estonia.
In this manner, it was the purpose of the USSR MGB to keep from the MGB soldiers the true location and nature of their upcoming operation until it started.
In the presence of USSR MGB Interior Forces Major General Golovko, the Central Committee of the Latvian Communist Party in March discussed the great success of the removal of "kulak and nationalist elements" from Latvia.
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