Title: Comrade Kryuchkov’s Instructions
Author: Christopher Andrew
Andrew, Christopher (1994) and Oleg Gordievsky. Comrade Kryuchkov’s Instructions: Top Secret Files on KGB Foreign Operations, 1975-1985. Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press
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- Updated ed. of: Instructions from the Centre
Date Updated: August 26, 2015
During the decade that culminated in the rise to power of Mikhail Gorbachev, an avalanche of top secret documents poured out from KGB headquarters in Moscow to its residencies throughout the world. Oleg Gordievsky was a KGB colonel and Resident-designate in London in 1985 when he defected; it was later revealed that he had been working as a double agent for British intelligence since 1974, regularly risking his life by passing copies of KGB documents to the British. This volume is a revealing selection of this highly classified material, with an informative commentary by Christopher Andrew, based on joint analysis of the documents with Gordievsky.
This revealing selection of highly classified material provides a fascinating inside look at the workings and the thinking of the KGB. The informative commentary by Christopher Andrew is based on joint analysis of the documents with Oleg Gordievsky, a former KGB colonel who had been working as a double agent for British intelligence.
 Andrew, Christopher (1991) and Oleg Gordievsky (eds.). Instructions from the Centre: Top Secret Files on KGB Foreign Operations, 1975-1985. London: Hodder and Stoughton