Vladimr Putin is a kgb?

I don't really know much about the kgb, but everyone keeps saying vladimir putin is a kgb guy and that he should be feared. For those who really know about politics,did the kgb do something wrong, are they bad or whatever. please explain?

9 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    KGB was the Russian version of the CIA/FBI, and yep, he used to be in the KGB. Bad? Sure.... and so is Mossad and so is the CIA...

  • 1 decade ago

    Whether the KGB did something wrong is open to interpretation. They were the ennemies of the CIA during the Cold War. Whether Vladimir Putin was in the KGB or not is quite irrelevant to his current position.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    KGB was the Soviet foreign intelligence government organization. It doesn't exist anymore because there is no more Soviet Union so the statement "Putin IS a KGB agent" doesn't make any sense.He was a KGB agent during Soviet Union though. I don't really care who Russia has for president - their country their business. Would you really care if an ex-CIA agent becomes American President?

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Putin was a Colonel in the KGB during the Soviet Union and he was very good at his job.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Putin was KGB.

    KGB (КГБ really!) was the "Committee for State Security"

    It was divided into several directorates.

    The First Chief Directorate (Foreign Operations) — responsible for foreign operations and intelligence-gathering. This chief directorate had many sub-directorates of its own.

    The Second Chief Directorate — responsible for counter-intelligence and internal political control of citizens and foreigners in the Soviet Union.

    The Third Chief Directorate (Armed Forces) — controlled military counter-intelligence and the political surveillance of the Soviet armed forces.

    The Fourth Directorate (Transportation Security)

    The Fifth Chief Directorate — also responsible for internal security; originally combated political dissent; later assumed tasks of the Second Chief Directorate, such as controlling religious dissent, monitoring artists, and the censorship of media; it was renamed Directorate Z (to Protect the Constitutional Order) in 1989.

    The Sixth Directorate (Economic Counterintelligence and Industrial Security)

    The Seventh Directorate (Surveillance) — handled surveillance, providing equipment to follow and monitor activities of both foreigners and Soviet citizens.

    The Eighth Chief Directorate — responsible for communications, monitoring foreign communications, and the cryptologic systems used by KGB divisions, KGB transmissions to overseas stations, and the development of communications technology.

    The Ninth Directorate(Guards) (later the KGB Protection Service) — 40,000-man uniformed guard force providing bodyguard services to the principal CPSU leaders (and families) and major Soviet government facilities (including nuclear-weapons stocks). It operated the Moscow VIP subway system, and the secure government telephone system linking high-level government and CPSU officers; it became the Federal Protective Service (FPS) under Boris Yeltsin.

    The Fifteenth Directorate (Security of Government Installations)

    The Sixteenth Directorate (Communications Interception and SIGINT) — upgraded from Department to Directorate, operated the Soviet Union's government telephone and telegraph systems, thus ensuring successful interception of all communications of interest to the KGB.

    The Border Guards Directorate — 245,000-man border security force dealt with smuggling along the Soviet Union's borders with terrestrial, naval, and air force contingents.

    The Operations and Technology Directorate encompasses all the laboratories and scientific research centers for creating bugging, taping, and shooting devices (including Laboratory 12 which developed poisons and manufactured psychotropic substances).

  • Elaine
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    They're as bad as the CIA or any other secret service around the world. By the way, George Bush senior was director of the CIA.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    No, but you'd trust a guy whose parent were radicals. A friend who is an unrepentant terroist, accepted the funds and support of the Corrupt Daley political machine and attended a rascist church for over 20 years?

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    yeah putin isnt anything to write home about but georgia started this **** so putin is doing what we did to iraq so thats why we aren't involved but i wouldn't mess with putin he'll kick your ***

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Yes, and if he would have given Georgia a "Timeline" we could have stopped him. Now you see how that works in Iraq.

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