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Cold War Exiles and the CIA : plotting to free Russia / Benjamin Tromly.

Author/creator Tromly, Benjamin, 1976- author.
Format Book and Print
EditionFirst edition.
Publication Info Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2019.
Descriptionxv, 329 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm
Contents Cover; Cold War Exiles and the CIA: Plotting to Free Russia; Copyright; Dedication; Acknowledgments; Contents; List of Figures; List of Abbreviations; Note on Transliteration and Russian Names; Introduction; An Anti-Communist Troika: Russian Exiles, Americans, and Germans; The Secret War: Spy Services and the Émigrés; Piecing Together Mayhem: Methodologies; PART I: THE MANY FACES OF RUSSIAN ANTI-COMMUNISM; 1: A Fissile National Community: The Political World of Russian Émigrés; The First Wave: The Whites; The Old Socialists; The Vlasovites; The Solidarists
Contents 2: "A Political Maze Based on the Shifting Sands": The Vlasov Movement and the Gehlen Organization in postwar GermanyOut from the Shadows; Operation Rusty and Émigré Espionage; The Specter of Betrayal; The Kremlin's Fascist; 3: Socialists and Vlasovites: War Memories and a Troubled Cross-Continental Encounter; Finding the New Russian Democrats; Historical Visions; The Narrative Comes Apart; Back to 1917; PART II: THE TRANSNATIONAL QUEST FOR RUSSIAN LIBERATION; 4: American Visions and Émigré Realities: The American Project to Unify the Russian Exiles
Contents The Classroom, the Embassy, and the EmigrationGeneral Vlasov Goes to Washington; The NTS: Revolutionary Simulation; The Fight for the Mantle of Democracy; A Monarchist Plot and a Convoluted End Game; 5: Builders and Dissectors: Émigré Unification and the Russian Question; Russia of Yesteryear; The Veil Drops: Amcomlib and the Exiles; Dissecting Russia: the Wiesbaden Conference; Prolonged Agony: The Unity Campaign Re-doubled; 6: Reluctant Chieftains: The Ascendance of the American Committee for Liberation from Bolshevism; Death Throes of the United Front
Contents The Munich Institute and Amcomlib Institution-BuildingRadio Liberation and the Phantom Center; The Changing Soviet Landscape; PART III: THE CIA OPERATIONAL FRONT; 7: From Revolution to Provocation: The NTS and CIA Covert Operations; Subversive Adventures; The Solidarists Divided; From Revolution to Cold War "Bogeyism"; 8: Spies, Sex, and Balloons: Émigré Activities in Divided Berlin; Stirring the Berlin Cauldron; Exile Inroads into the Soviet Bloc; Seducing the Enemy; Ninety-Nine Exile Balloons; 9: The Real Anti-Soviet Russians?: Soviet Defectors and the Cold War; Defectors: Myth and Reality
Contents Defectors as Objects of Government Planning and PhilanthropyThe Defector-Émigré Encounter; America's Defector Party; PART IV: THE END OF THE AFFAIR: The Decline of Émigré Anti-Communism; 10: "All Will Be Forgiven": The Soviet Campaign for Return to the Homeland; The Return Campaign as "Psy-Op"; The Spectacle of Return; The Struggle for Georgii Il'ich Antonov; Losing the Exiles? The Return Campaign and American Power; 11: Unreliable Allies: The German Crucible and Russian Anti-Communism; A Transnational Charm Offensive: Russian Anti-Communists and West German Elites
Abstract At the height of the Cold War, as part of an effort to weaken the Soviet Union, the United States government recruited Russian exiles in the hope that they would be a powerful weapon in the American secret war. The CIA directed these uprooted citizens to carry out propaganda, espionage, and subversion operations, but with unpredictable outcomes.
General noteTepid Supporters: Russian Anti-Communism and the German State.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
LCCN 2019934650
ISBN9780198840404 hardback

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