From Red Terror to Terrorist State: Russia's Intelligence Services and Their Fight for World Domination from Felix Dzerzhinsky to Vladimir Putin (Paperback)

From Red Terror to Terrorist State: Russia's Intelligence Services and Their Fight for World Domination from Felix Dzerzhinsky to Vladimir Putin By Yuri Felshtinsky, Vladimir Popov Cover Image
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The history of modern Russia traditionally has Communism at its center. In this radical new history, Yuri Felshtinsky and Vladimir Popov show, however, that the real driver from early in the Russian Revolution was the Cheka-Russia's shape-shifting intelligence services. Wrapped in a brutal fight to the death with the Party, it lured Russia into submission from 1918. Over close to a century its murder-plots and unsurpassed scheming culminated in the capture of the Kremlin in 2000 by ex-FSB chief Vladimir Putin.


Drawing on Popov's ground-breaking personal work-archives as senior officer in one of the KGB's key secret directorates, and Felshtinsky's encyclopedic knowledge of Russian state archives open in the 1990s, little-known Russian sources, and access to leading oligarchs such as Boris Berezovsky, they cast Russia's modern history in a novel light.


From Red Terror to Terrorist State is the first comprehensive history of the Cheka, its vice-like hold over Russia, global reach and ambitions. A monumental record by two exceptional Russian-intelligence experts, it presents an unrivaled wealth of unknown, authoritative, and detailed facts. Narrated from inside the intelligence services, it fundamentally transforms our understanding of how Russia works and how the Kremlin should be viewed.


From Red Terror to Terrorist State is the first complete history of the Cheka. Written from the inside, it fundamentally transforms our understanding of Russia and rethinks the way the Kremlin should be approached. Animated by lifelong study, this monumental narrative by two exceptional Russian-intelligence experts presents ground-breaking, authoritative new insights based on an unrivalled wealth of new factual details.

About the Author


Dr Yuri Felshtinsky, a prominent author, historian, and journalist, is an expert on Russia and the former Soviet Union and its Secret Service. He has been featured in hundreds of print, TV and radio interviews worldwide. He received PhDs from Rutgers University and Moscow University, taught at Boston University and was a Fellow at the Hoover Institute, Stanford University.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781783342440
ISBN-10: 1783342447
Publisher: Gibson Square
Publication Date: October 31st, 2023
Pages: 400
Language: English