The Soviet Police System

Title:                      The Soviet Police System

Author:                  Robert Conquest

Conquest, Robert (1968), ed. The Soviet Police System. New York: F. A. Praeger

LCCN:    68026180

HV8224 .C6

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Date Posted:      April 20, 2016

Reviewed by Paul W. Blackstock and Frank L. Schaf[1]

A carefully documented study of the institutional history and structure of the Soviet police systems which concentrates on operations of its extralegal organs. The administrative framework of the system is traced from its beginnings in 1917 through the downgrading of its power as a political entity during the post-Stalin era. Methods of repression by the police within Soviet society ore discussed, as are Soviet-directed police operations abroad. An extensive bibliography of primary sources in both Russian and English adds to the value of this work.

[1] Blackstock, Paul W. (1978) and Frank L. Schaf, Jr. Intelligence, Espionage, Counterespionage, And Covert Operations: A Guide to Information Sources. Detroit: Gale Research Co., p. 99

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