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Papers of the Higher School of the KGB

Papers of the Higher School of the KGB

The Papers of the Higher School of the KGB (ТрудыВысшейшколыКГБ) was a top-secret journal produced by the Felix Dzerzhinsky Higher School. Used for internal communication, the sharing of professional experiences and expertise, and building up the common Chekist identity and esprit de corps, the Papers of the Higher School illuminates the internal functioning of the Soviet KGB as well as on its methods, sources, and operations. A large number of articles also deal with “subversive activities” of Soviet adversaries, including the People's Republic of China, the United States, and West Germany.

The journal regularly included longer research articles based on the top secret operational files of the KGB. They were typically written by the instructors and graduate assistants of the Higher School of the KGB, or by the high-level officers in the KGB territorial units. 

The Genocide and Resistance Research Centre of Lithuania (GRRCL) has collected, scanned, and published, in the original Russian language, dozens of issues of the Papers of the Higher School. This Wilson Center Digital Archive collection consists of translated tables of contents for all issues published by the GRRCL, in an effort to make individual articles contained in the Papers of the Higher School more easily discoverable by researchers, both those who can and those who cannot read Russian.

Papers of the Higher School of the KGB

Popular Documents

1989

Table of Contents: 'Papers of the Higher School of the KGB,' Volume 45, Moscow, 1989, 428 pp.

The table of contents for volume 45 of Papers of the Higher School of the KGB. Articles relate to counterintelligence, criminology, the legal system, and plans for wartime operations.

1982

Table of Contents: 'Papers of the Higher School of the KGB,' Volume 26, Moscow, 1982, 384 pp.

The table of contents for volume 26 of Papers of the Higher School of the KGB. Articles relate to counterintelligence theory and operations, the 60th anniversary of the founding of the USSR, foreign legal systems, and Chinese subversive activities against the USSR.

1983

Table of Contents: 'Papers of the Higher School of the KGB,' Volume 30, Moscow, 1983, 396 pp.

The table of contents for volume 30 of Papers of the Higher School of the KGB. Articles relate to the works of Karl Marx and their relationship to Soviet security, counterintelligence theory and operations, West German intelligence operations, the Soviet economy, religion and nationalities, and other subjects.

1985

Table of Contents: 'Papers of the Higher School of the KGB,' Volume 36, Moscow, 1985, 480 pp.

The table of contents for volume 36 of Papers of the Higher School of the KGB. Articles relate to the 27th Congress of the CPSU, the 40th anniversary of the end of World War II, counterintelligence activities, intelligence bodies in West Germany and developing countries, and other subjects.

1987

Table of Contents: 'Papers of the Higher School of the KGB,' Volume 39, Moscow, 1987, 512 pp.

The table of contents for volume 39 of Papers of the Higher School of the KGB. Articles relate to the 27th CPSU Congress, the All-Union Meeting of the Leadership of the Regular and Military Units of the KGB, and other subjects.