The KGB and the XXth Congress of the CPSU (1954–1960)

Petrov N.V.


The article studies the history of creation of the Committee of State security under the USSR Council of Ministers. Various aspects of KGB activities and its reformation in conditions of common liberalization of the Soviet penal policy during Khrushchev’s ruling are analyzed.


the XXth Congress of the CPSU, the KGB reforming, security chiefs, the role of N.S. Khrushchev, the KGB archives, rehabilitation.

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