Committee for State Security (Russian: Комитет государственной безопасности) was a security agency in the Soviet Union, responsible for counter-intelligence, internal security and having some police features. KGB in some part was also responsible for foreign espionage.
After the 1956 Hungarian upgrising, the KGB briefly deported Imre Nagy and his closest followers (Donáth, Lukács, etc.) to Romania. I understand that the Soviet Union would have wanted to remove Nagy ...
What would be typical ranks of KGB officers spying in the west during the 1980s? I know there were some western spies recruited by the KGB, that after defecting to the Soviet Union got/had ranks in ...