History UsefulNotes / MoscowCentre

23rd Aug '17 2:11:45 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/TheBourneSupremacy'': Kirill (played by Creator/KarlUrban) is an FSB agent who works as a gun-for-hire for oligarch Yuri Gretkov to assassinate Bourne and frame him for the theft of CIA documents. This fails, so Bourne later tracks him to Moscow.
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13th Jul '17 6:07:04 PM Coolnut
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* ''[[VideoGame/LeisureSuitLarry Leisure Suit Larry 2]]'' has Larry evade the KGB after he accidentally steals an onklunk holding top secret U.S. government microfiche, unbeknownst to him. If he ever gets captured. he will be '''TORTURED TO DEATH''' by the KGB with... alto saxophone reeds.
11th Jun '17 1:08:52 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* Appear as the secondary group of antagonists in ''[[VideoGame/DestroyAllHumans Destroy All Humans! 2]]'', where they destroy the Furon mothership, killing Orthopox, before attempting to kill Crypto. Most of the {{Mook}}s are depicted as [[VodaDrunkenski vodka-drinking]] people with an obsession of cabbage and rabbits.

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* Appear as the secondary group of antagonists in ''[[VideoGame/DestroyAllHumans Destroy All Humans! 2]]'', where they destroy the Furon mothership, killing Orthopox, before attempting to kill Crypto. Most of the {{Mook}}s are depicted as [[VodaDrunkenski [[VodkaDrunkenski vodka-drinking]] people with an obsession of cabbage and rabbits.
16th May '17 9:33:37 AM nombretomado
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By the way, the [[UsefulNotes/{{Belarus}} Belarussian]] branch of the KGB wasn't dissolved. [[TheRemnant It still exists under this very name]]. Contrast with neighboring former Soviet republic Lithuania, which has turned their old KGB building into a museum of sorts against such forces (having been subject to [[TsaristRussia the Okhrana]], the [[UsefulNotes/NaziGermany Gestapo]], ''and'' the KGB will give you a healthy distaste for secret police).

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By the way, the [[UsefulNotes/{{Belarus}} Belarussian]] branch of the KGB wasn't dissolved. [[TheRemnant It still exists under this very name]]. Contrast with neighboring former Soviet republic Lithuania, which has turned their old KGB building into a museum of sorts against such forces (having been subject to [[TsaristRussia [[UsefulNotes/TsaristRussia the Okhrana]], the [[UsefulNotes/NaziGermany Gestapo]], ''and'' the KGB will give you a healthy distaste for secret police).
30th Mar '17 8:23:16 PM Fireblood
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* Getting key information on the Manhattan Project,

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* Getting key information on the Manhattan Project, Project.



* Finding and assassinating Leon Trotsky, one of the original leaders of the October Revolution, who just wouldn't shut up in his criticism of Stalin. Stalin was convinced that Trotsky was an all-powerful leader with an army of revolutionaries who was going to kick his ass, when really, he was just an old man whose son's chief adviser was himself a KGB agent. Still he was noisy as hell and ''extremely'' politically inconvenient when Stalin was trying to improve the USSR's foreign relations.

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* Finding and assassinating Leon Trotsky, UsefulNotes/LeonTrotsky, one of the original leaders of the October Revolution, who just wouldn't shut up in his criticism of Stalin. Stalin was convinced that Trotsky was an all-powerful leader with an army of revolutionaries who was going to kick his ass, when really, he was just an old man whose son's chief adviser was himself a KGB agent. Still he was noisy as hell and ''extremely'' politically inconvenient when Stalin was trying to improve the USSR's foreign relations.



By the way, the [[UsefulNotes/{{Belarus}} Belarussian]] branch of KGB wasn't dissolved. [[TheRemnant It still exists under this very name]]. Contrast with neighboring former Soviet republic Lithuania, which has turned their old KGB building into a museum of sorts against such forces (having been subject to [[TsaristRussia the Okhrana]], the [[UsefulNotes/NaziGermany Gestapo]], ''and'' the KGB will give you a healthy distaste for secret police).

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By the way, the [[UsefulNotes/{{Belarus}} Belarussian]] branch of the KGB wasn't dissolved. [[TheRemnant It still exists under this very name]]. Contrast with neighboring former Soviet republic Lithuania, which has turned their old KGB building into a museum of sorts against such forces (having been subject to [[TsaristRussia the Okhrana]], the [[UsefulNotes/NaziGermany Gestapo]], ''and'' the KGB will give you a healthy distaste for secret police).
16th Feb '17 4:06:42 AM Fireblood
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It was originally formed in 1917 as the Cheka/[=VCheKa=] ("Extraordinary Commission"/''Vserossiyskaya Cherezvychaynaya Komissiya''), shortly after the October Revolution and led by Felix Dzerzhinsky. It was originally supposed to be a temporary body to ensure security during the 'extraordinary" circumstances of the Russian Civil War (hence the name). But, by the end of the war, it had grown powerful enough to make itself... somewhat less temporary under 'Iron Felix' Dzherzhinsky. Indicative of Iron Felix's status within the party was that he was the only one who ignored Lenin's smoking ban (in party meetings) and got away with it. Fortunately for the country, Dzherzhinsky's unfortunate death from a heart attack in 1926 prevented the organisation from amassing even more power. Also, it originally dealt only with suppressing dissidents, but acquired a foreign intelligence section in 1920.

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It was originally formed in 1917 as the Cheka/[=VCheKa=] ("Extraordinary Commission"/''Vserossiyskaya Cherezvychaynaya Komissiya''), shortly after the October Revolution and led by Felix Dzerzhinsky. It was originally supposed to be a temporary body to ensure security during the 'extraordinary" circumstances of the October Revolution and later Russian Civil War (hence the name). But, by the end of the war, it had grown powerful enough to make itself... somewhat less temporary under 'Iron Felix' Dzherzhinsky. Indicative of Iron Felix's status within the party was that he was the only one who ignored Lenin's smoking ban (in party meetings) and got away with it. Fortunately for the country, Dzherzhinsky's unfortunate death from a heart attack in 1926 prevented the organisation from amassing even more power. Also, it originally dealt only with suppressing dissidents, but acquired a foreign intelligence section in 1920.



Becoming the KGB in 1954, the body spent the rest of its time conducting internal repression and foreign espionage (though internally it was not all repression KGB handled high-profile crime the same way the FBI does). Its head from 1967-82, Yuri Andropov, would become leader of the USSR for two years from 1982 until his death in 1984.

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Becoming the KGB in 1954, the body spent the rest of its time conducting internal repression and foreign espionage (though internally it was not all repression the KGB handled high-profile crime the same way the FBI does). Its head from 1967-82, Yuri Andropov, would become leader of the USSR for two years from 1982 until his death in 1984.



* Getting five agents, the Cambridge Five, into pretty high positions in British intelligence, including almost getting one, Kim Philby, to the head of SIS itself, before he defected to the USSR.
* Mole John Anthony Walker, who offered information on US naval technology that helped make the "Victor III" and "Akula" classes significantly quieter than their predecessors

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* Getting five agents, agents called the Cambridge Five, Five into pretty high positions in British intelligence, including almost getting one, Kim Philby, to the head of SIS itself, itself before he defected to the USSR.
* Mole Cultivating the mole John Anthony Walker, who offered information on US naval technology that helped make the "Victor III" and "Akula" classes significantly quieter than their predecessorspredecessors.



After its role in the failed August 1991 coup, the organisation was dissolved, being separated in several independent agencies, such as FSO (Federal Protection Service), FSK (Federal Counterintelligence Service), etc. This model, however, proved largely unworkable, and most of these services were later reamalgamated into one. For several years, this KGB successor was the main domestic security service, the FSB (Federal Security Service). Foreign intelligence, on the other hand, remained independent, called the SVR (Foreign Intelligence Service), something that fiction writers tend to forget.

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After its role in the failed August 1991 coup, the organisation was dissolved, being separated in into several independent agencies, such as the FSO (Federal Protection Service), FSK (Federal Counterintelligence Service), etc. This model, however, proved largely unworkable, and most of these services were later reamalgamated into one. For several years, this KGB successor was the main domestic security service, the FSB (Federal Security Service). Foreign intelligence, on the other hand, remained independent, called the SVR (Foreign Intelligence Service), something that fiction writers tend to forget.
6th Jan '17 11:50:54 AM StFan
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-->''Knock knock''
-->Who's there?
-->''The KGB''
-->KGB who?
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-->''We're asking the questions here.''

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-->''Knock knock''
-->Who's there?
-->''The KGB''
-->KGB who?
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-->''We're
->''Knock knock''\\
Who's there?\\
''The KGB''\\
KGB who?\\
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''We're
asking the questions here.''



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* Supervillain [=KGBeast=] from the Franchise/DCUniverse.
** And then of course, there's his protégé, [=NKVDemon=].
* ''ComicBook/SpirouAndFantasio In Moscow'' has the duo "recruited" to help KGB track down Fantasio's cousin Santafio, who is posing as the rightful Heir to the Czar.

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* ''ComicBook/SpirouAndFantasio In in Moscow'' has the duo "recruited" to help KGB track down Fantasio's cousin Santafio, Zantafio, who is posing as the rightful Heir to the Czar.




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* A quite sympathetic, if indirect, portrayal of a Soviet secret police officer in DoctorZhivago. Zhivago's half brother, Yevgraf, is a high-ranking secret police official. His help is indispensable in ensuring Zhivago's survival.

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* A quite sympathetic, if indirect, portrayal of a Soviet secret police officer in DoctorZhivago.''Literature/DoctorZhivago''. Zhivago's half brother, Yevgraf, is a high-ranking secret police official. His help is indispensable in ensuring Zhivago's survival.

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* ''Roleplay/{{Covert 81}}'' features a fictional black ops section of the KGB called Chameleon[[note]]The word is almost identical in Russian and English, except in Russian it's [[XtremeKoolLetterz Khameleon]][[/note]]. It is placed under the Fifteen Directorate (Security of Government Installations) for concealment reasons.

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* ''Roleplay/{{Covert 81}}'' ''Roleplay/Covert81'' features a fictional black ops section of the KGB called Chameleon[[note]]The word is almost identical in Russian and English, except in Russian it's [[XtremeKoolLetterz Khameleon]][[/note]]. It is placed under the Fifteen Directorate (Security of Government Installations) for concealment reasons.reasons.
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11th Dec '16 11:49:11 AM SkylaNoivern
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* Appear as the secondary group of antagonists in ''[[VideoGame/DestroyAllHumans Destroy All Humans! 2]]'', where they destroy the Furon mothership, killing Orthopox, before attempting to kill Crypto. Most of the {{Mook}}s are depicted as [[VodaDrunkenski vodka-drinking]] people with an obsession of cabbage and rabbits.
** Natalya Ivanova, Crypto's ally and LoveInterest, is a rogue member of the KGB, who is aware of their corruption. Her boyfriend, Sergei, is also a member.
5th Nov '16 9:56:21 PM zunger
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After its role in the failed August 1991 coup, the organisation was dissolved, being separated in several independent agencies, such as FSO (Federal Protection Service), FSK (Federal Counterintelligence Service), etc. This model, however, proved largely unworkable, and most of these services were later reamalgamated into one. This KGB's successor is now the main domestic security service, the FSB (Federal Security Service). Foreign intelligence, on the other hand, remained independent, and is now called SVR (Foreign Intelligence Service), something that fiction writers tend to forget.

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After its role in the failed August 1991 coup, the organisation was dissolved, being separated in several independent agencies, such as FSO (Federal Protection Service), FSK (Federal Counterintelligence Service), etc. This model, however, proved largely unworkable, and most of these services were later reamalgamated into one. This KGB's For several years, this KGB successor is now was the main domestic security service, the FSB (Federal Security Service). Foreign intelligence, on the other hand, remained independent, and is now called the SVR (Foreign Intelligence Service), something that fiction writers tend to forget.
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The current President of Russia, UsefulNotes/VladimirPutin, was a KGB officer; he has brought many of his ex-KGB colleagues into powerful positions in government. Ever since Putin took power, the joke about the SVR and FSB (and especially the FSB) has been "new name, same friendly service."

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The current President of Russia, UsefulNotes/VladimirPutin, was a KGB officer; he has brought many of his ex-KGB colleagues into powerful positions in government. Ever since Putin took power, the joke about the SVR and FSB (and especially the FSB) has been "new name, same friendly service."
" In late 2016, this was made literal when Putin folded the SVR back into the FSB and renamed the combined organization [[RecycledTitle the MGB]].
14th Aug '16 6:21:42 PM FordPrefect
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* First Chief Directorate (Foreign Operations): [[ShapedLikeItself Who dealt with foreign operations]].

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* First Chief Directorate (Foreign Operations): [[ShapedLikeItself Who dealt Dealt with foreign operations]].



*** Officially named simply "A" Directorate (originally it was the "A" Team of the 7th Main Directorate) in 1972 after the Munich Olympics attacks, when it's became apparent that the terrorist threat is only to increase.

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*** Officially named simply "A" Directorate (originally it was the "A" Team of the 7th Main Directorate) in 1972 after the Munich Olympics attacks, when it's it became apparent that the terrorist threat is would only to increase.
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