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A Spy's Dilemma

Let's just assume for a moment that you are a real life secret agent. The kind that does not enjoy diplomatic immunity. The kind that, if caught, will meet a dismal end after suffering through days, weeks, sometimes years of torture at the hands of cruel, dedicated, determined and soulless men, unworthy of

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The чека

the KGB was indeed the direct descendant of the Cheka. The latter, an infamous Russian secret police that meted terror, torture and death upon its own citizens, dates back to the Russian civil war.

In Russia's 1917, you could choose your terror : Red Terror, White Terror... terrors abounded. Here's how it happened.

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