‘KGB / FSB Headquarters’ courtesy of ‘rodc’
Need a lunchtime diversion? How about a history lesson…from the other side’s point of view?
Spymaster: My 32 Years in Intelligence and Espionage Against the West
Thursday, 30 July; 12 noon – 1 pm at the International Spy Museum
He was the youngest general in the history of the KGB, and his intelligence career spanned the better part of the Cold War. As deputy chief of the KGB station at the Soviet embassy in Washington, DC, he oversaw Moscow’s spy network in the United States, and as head of KGB foreign counter-intelligence, he directed the KGB’s most valuable clandestine agents inside the United States. In his memoir, Spymaster, KGB Major General Oleg Kalugin (Ret.) provides an unparalleled look at the inner workings of Moscow’s famed spy agency. Join Kalugin to hear firsthand how he became disillusioned with the Soviet system, about his falling out with Russian president Vladimir Putin, and what he thinks of recent intelligence-related incidents with Moscow ties, including the death of Russian intelligence defector Alexander Litvinenko in London in 2006.
And if you can’t make it during lunchtime, check out the two “spycasts” (podcasts) that Oleg did for the Museum a couple of years back.
Co-sponsored by The OSS Society.
The Spy Museum website says it’s on Thursday August 20th?
Their splash page is incorrect. The August 20 event is Spies: The Rise and Fall of the KGB in America. If you look under the specific event list, you’ll see Oleg’s signing is indeed today. (Which I re-verified with the press release they sent me.)