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Activities Soviet counterintelligence at the initial stage the Second World War in the published official sources (September 1939 – December 1941)

Journal: Dnipropetrovsk University Bulletin. History & Archaeology series (Vol.1, No. 23)

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Page : 202-212

Keywords : Soviet counterintelligence; Documents; Sources;

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The sources of the history of the Soviet counterintelligence are published in the official collection of documents about the initial stages of the Second World War to December 1941 inclusive. An attempt to identify the most important documents, find out the principles of selection of documents the author's position compilers. An attempt to analyze the available sources, to identify those issues that are most closely coverage and that overlooked. Identify the major tasks are solved by Soviet counterintelligence during the first years of the war. The article is an attempt to analyze the documents of the Soviet counterintelligence beyond any ideological comments. In the article the author tried to track changes in the structure of the Soviet counterintelligence are associated with the beginning of the military conflict between Germany and the Soviet Union. By trying to remove the aura of romance and mystery of intelligence, show that in their work are not only winning, ah failures.

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