NEW LIES FOR OLD The Communist Strategy of Deception and Disinformation ANATOLIY GOLITSYN TO THE MEMORY OF Anna Akhmatova CONSCIENCE. Throughout KGB defector Major Anatoliy Golitsyn’s second book Under Golitsyn’s original understanding, as presented in New Lies for Old. New Lies for Old- The Communist Strategy of Deception and Disinformation has 40 ratings and 4 reviews. Steve said: Written Anatoliy Golitsyn. · Rating.

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Dean Jackson – favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite – February 14, Subject: Definitely a good read. Many flr have sprung up in the United States, Great Britain, France, and elsewhere to study communist problems.

The conclusion was reached that, if the factors that had previously served to forge a degree of Western cohesion — that is, communist ideological miHtancy and monolithic unity — were to be perceived by the West, respectively, as moderating and disintegrating and if, despite an increase in the bloc’s actual strength, an image was to be successfully projected of a bloc weakened by economic, political, and anatolit disarray, then the Western response to communist policy would be feebler and less coordinated; actual Western tendencies toward disintegration might be provoked and encouraged, thereby creating conditions for a change in the balance of power in favor of the communist bloc.

The leading critic was Shelepin. The Authorised History of MI5. The Soviet leaders saw it differently.

On March 5,the anniversary of Stalin’s death, the first mass disturbance happened in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia. Immediately on his arrival in the United States, annatoliy sought to convey a warning to the highest authorities in the U. Unknown Bindingpages.

All techniques have their individual limitations. The peasants were pacified. Written in the s by a KGB defector who claimed that long term USSR disinformation strategy against the west was comprised of several thrusts, including: The results of Western studies are valid only if two sorts of difficulty are successfully overcome: In Bloody Sunday was headlined in every newspaper in Russia, arousing mass indignation throughout the country. The precedent of Lenin’s NEP seemed to provide many of the answers, although, of course, the new policy would need to be far more complex and sophisticated.

Opposition of this kind would have existed whether or not Stalin had ever been in power, though it was strengthened and hardened by his repressive influence. Faithful to its treaties of mutual assistance, the USSR is rendering, and will continue to render, assistance and support in the further consolidation and development of these countries.

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I’m convinced our political leaders are either deaf, blind anaholiy part of it. Although these difficulties complicate the study in the West of communist regimes and policies, they do not make it impossible. Its role is determined by the particular ways in which communist regimes respond to crises within their systems, by the unlimited extent of communist external objectives, and o,d the communist capacity for executing a worldwide, long-term, offensive political strategy.


Western expectations were later to be rudely shattered. These deliberate efforts are known as disinformation in Russian, dezinformatsiya. As far as external policies are concerned, those of noncommunist countries are volitsyn dictated by national interest and have limited, short-term objectives. The Soviet press confirmed in general terms that this examination had taken place.

Russian Desertor holitsyn the desinformation methods of kgb. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Western contact with the man in the street hardly existed; and when it did, it was controlled. In and notional de-Stalinization was exploited deceitfully by Khrushchev as a means of defeating his rivals while concealing the nature of golitsgn own methods.

It was not without reason that Beriya was shot for being an “agent of world imperialism,” and that Malenkov was dismissed as Prime Minister in for “departing from Lenin’s and Stalin’s theories.

Neuvostotiedustelu Suomessa — strategia ja toiminta, Jukka Seppinen. They are intended to serve the ends of policy, usually by creating and shaping the conditions for its successful implementation. Another new department of the Central Anafoliy, the Department of Active Operations, was introduced.

In the s he crushed actual and imaginary opposition to himself by mass repressions, even of party members.

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There would be greater freedom for Soviet citizens to travel. Moreover, they decided not to await the appearance of natural contradictions and divisions in the West, but to take active political steps to create artificially conditions in which Western economic and political unity would tend to disintegrate and which would therefore prove favorable for the implementation of their long-range bloc policy.

InGolitsyn published the book New Lies For Old[16] wherein he warned about a long-term deception strategy of seeming retreat from hard-line Communism designed to lull the West into a false sense of oies, and finally economically cripple and diplomatically isolate the United States. Ofr experts were already convinced by golihsyn that “contradictions” between the United States and France could be exploited to bring this about.

Within it three trends can be distinguished: In particular the Presidium recommended a reexamination and reform of the practices of the security service with the idea that, at a future date when the situation in the party and in the country had settled down, a reasonable explanation should be found for Stalin’s deviations from communist principles, such as his unjustified repressions iles personnel, including party members.

Although the manuscript has since been enlarged to cover the events of the last decade and revised as the underlying communist strategy became clearer to the author, the substance of the argument has changed little since A frightening anatooliy in that it lays out exactly what we are living with today.


Forr D was given access to the executive branches of government and to departments of the Central Committee to enable it to prepare and carry out operations that required the approval or support of the party leadership or the government machine. Agents of both — some genuine, some false — were publicly tried in absentia; leaders of the emigre movements, European journalists, businessmen, diplomats, and government officials were blackmailed, on the basis of their involvement, into working for Soviet intelligence; individual emigre leaders, including Boris Savinkov and General Kutepov, and the Estonian ambassador in Moscow, Birk, were kidnapped; compromised spies were exchanged or recovered; selected persons golitsy governments were held up to ridicule as ‘Tools who had been deluded by the clever OGPU provocation” or were pressured or blackmailed by the threat of being discredited.

Propaganda plays a leading role to the extent that it becomes in itself the main form of disinformation. Similarly the communist strategists identified the factors that had tended to undermine unity in the Western approach to the communist world.

He felt that the necessity of warning the West of the new dimensions of the threat that it was facing justified him in abandoning his ffor and facing the personal sacrifices involved.

A sometimes dry read but well worth it if you care about what is happening today. In communist regimes crises are usually hidden from the outside world; because of the absence anstoliy democratic processes and the suppression neq internal opposition, popular political, social, and eco- nomic discontents accumulate and threaten to develop into serious upheavals or revolts of the entire population against the system as a whole.

In Januarythe KGB sent instructions to fifty-four Rezidentura throughout the world on the actions required to minimize the damage. For example, the Central Committee called for secret publications on the subject held by the KGB and GRU, and in particular for a secret training manual for internal use only, written by a GRU officer, Popov, that described, in about eighty pages, the technique of disinformation, and for another manual written by Colonel Raina of the KGB entitled On the Use of Agents of Influence.

The strength of international anticommunism has waxed and waned. They can be valuable sources, but the problem is that there are gopitsyn obstacles in their way. Given that communist, unlike democratic, governments are not concerned about their electoral prospects, they can afford to reveal true or false nsw unfavorable to themselves.

This is very dry reading, but provides worthwhile insight into the mechanisms of international disinformation.