Information on KGB methods of recruitment of informants, activities of informants, rewards offered for cooperation and/or repercussions for leaving the KGB [LVA14119]

Recent information on this topic is not currently available to the DIRB; however, the attached documents, although somewhat dated, may nevertheless be of some assistance to you. General information on the current presence of the KGB on Latvian territory is available in the attached Response to Information Request LVA13911 of 21 April 1993.

In addition, for your interest, please find attached some recent articles that provide information on the on-going controversy in Eastern Europe and the Baltic States over whether to publicly release the names of former KGB collaborators. Additional information on this topic may be researched upon request.


BBC Summary of World Broadcasts. 8 May 1992. "AntiKGB Resolution Adopted Despite Allegations Against Krastins." (NEXIS)

Conquest, Robert, ed. 1968. The Soviet Police System. New York: Frederick A. Praeger, pp. 67-8.

Documentation, Information and Research Branch (DIRB), Ottawa. 21 April 1993. Response to Information Request LVA13911.

Knight, Amy W. 1988. The KGB. Boston: Unwin Hyman, pp. 265-6, 281-3.

Los Angeles Times. 16 March 1993. "Changing Lifestyles; Lithuania Wrestles with Ghost of Fallen KGB...." (NEXIS)

Rositzke, Harry. 1981. The KGB: The Eyes of Russia. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., pp. 80-3.

Russian Press Digest. 17 September 1992. Yuri Vladimov. "Secret Agent or Victim?" (NEXIS)

. 19 August 1992. Yuri Stroganov. "To Burn or to 'Freeze'." (NEXIS)

. 7 May 1992. "His Alias Was 'Varis'." (NEXIS)

Uncaptive Minds [Warsaw]. Winter 1991-92. Jozef Darski. "Police Agents in the Transition Period," pp. 15-28.

Van Der Rhoer, Edward. 1983. The Shadow Network. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, pp. 5-6.

Wolin, Simon and Robert M. Slusser, eds. 1957. The Soviet Secret Police. London: Methuen & Co. Ltd, 194-213.