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Kgb - The Early Years

Synopsis
The KGB had its beginning at the start of the Bolshevik movement. This video explores the formation of the Cheka - the All Russia Extraordinary Commission for Fighting Counter-Revolution and Sabotage - by Felix Dherzhinsky and the wave of Red Terror that followed. Political assassinations, secret disappearances and rigged trials are perfected as the Bolsheviks consolidate power. Also featured is rare footage, recently released from the Central Russian Archive, of Felix Dherzhinsky’s funeral - the last time the leaders of the Revolution would be seen together.
Series
Russia: The Missing Years, Series
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. b&w./col. 55 min.
Year of production
1996
Availability
Sale; 2001 sale: £2.99 (inclusive)
Notes
Re-released on video in 2000.
Subjects
History
Keywords
Bolshevik movement; intelligence operations; KGB; Russia

Distributor

Name

Castle Home Video

Email
info@santruaryrecords.co.uk
Web
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Phone
020 8974 1021
Fax
020 8974 3700
Address
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Leatherhead Road
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