Cold War on the cheap: Soviet and Czechoslovak intelligence in the Congo, 1960-1963

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In July 1960, the chairman of the Soviet Committee on State Alexander Shelepin, hosted a high-level delegation from the Czechoslovak Security (StB; Státní Bezpečnost) headed by the Czechoslovak minister Rudolf Barák. A former head of the Soviet Youth Organization (Komsomol) protégé of the first secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Soviet Union (CC CPSU), Nikita Khrushchev, Shelepin was a rising So was his counterpart, Barák, an ambitious and dynamic member of Communist Party who had a taste for foreign affairs and was rumoured ambitions to supersede Antonín Novotný as first secretary.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWarsaw Pact Intervention in the Third World
Subtitle of host publicationAid and Influence in the Cold War
EditorsPhilip Muehlenbeck, Natalia Telepneva
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages26
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jul 2018


  • Soviet Union
  • Czechoslovakian history
  • Cold War
  • Congo
  • African history
  • secret agent
  • Central Intelligence Agency
  • Central and Eastern Europe

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