- the intelligence and internal-security agency of the former Soviet Union, organized in 1954 and responsible for enforcement of security regulations, protection of political leaders, the guarding of borders, and clandestine operations abroad.
Origin of KGB
Examples from the Web for kgb
Back home, KGB leadership was pledging loyalty to the secretary general and his planned reforms.
Over the next few years, a chasm would open up between the Party and the KGB, culminating with the failed coup in August 1991.
In June 1989, the head of the KGB in Leningrad issued a public statement condemning secret-police crimes committed under Stalin.
This past election night saw the return of the KGB Radio Hour at KGB Bar in New York City.Watch Steve Earle Rant About GOP Victory
The Daily Beast Video
November 6, 2014
Or one portraying the former KGB officer as a superhero surrounded by doves?Hipster Putin Propaganda
Lizzie Crocker, Emil Lendof
October 17, 2014
The KGB has the latest in equipment for spotting the location of an illegal station.
He had operated for over a year with no signs that the KGB was aware of his activities.
If there were any KGB men aboard, he wanted to dissolve into mediocrity so far as they were concerned.Combat
Dallas McCord Reynolds
None at all when the dacha wasn't in use for a conference or to hide someone on the lam from the KGB.
- the former Soviet secret police, founded in 1954Compare GRU
Word Origin and History for kgb
national security agency of the Soviet Union from 1954 to 1991, attested from 1955 in English, initialism of Russian Komitet gosudarstvennoy bezopasnosti "Committee for State Security."
The secret police of the former Soviet Union.