The Confessions of Spy Masters: CIA’s Tennent Pete Bagley & KGB’s Sergei Kondrashev

In this pilot edition of the new monthly show produced by Newsbud Tales from the Russian Intelligence, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the book published posthumously in 2015 by CIA veteran Tennent ‘Pete’ Bagley “Spymaster: Startling Cold War Revelations of a KGB Spy Chief as Revealed to His Ex-CIA Agent Friend.” He focuses on the information on the KGB operations and methods as communicated to Bagley by KGB veteran Sergei Kondrashev, some of which are genuinely surprising. The SVR, the Russian foreign intelligence agency, did not give permission for Kondrashev’s memoirs to be published, so Bagley published them in this book without their permission. What is the information that the Russian intelligence did not want you to see? Find out in this pilot edition of Tales from the Russian Intelligence!

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Show Notes

Tennent (Pete) Bagley. Spymaster: Startling Cold War Revelations of A Soviet KGB Chief as Revealed to His Ex-CIA Agent Friend. New York: Skyhorse Publishing, 2015.

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  1. Sam Bissonnette says:

    That was real interesting. Looking forward to more.
    Enjoy whatever vacation you have!

  2. Amber Sayman says:

    Filip, this show was awesome!! I just started reading Spymaster last week. I’m stoked to be able to use your show as a reference to round out the material. You might be interested in reading Stefan Possony’s five-part series Three Circles of Communism from 1969-70 in Ukrainian Quarterly (25, no. 2-4 and 26 no. 1-2). I stumbled across this last year while I was researching something else. It’s a little to dense to try and boil down here, but I think it may compliment the information you present in your video. Stay cool! ️

  3. Olga Mudryj says:

    Thoroughly enjoyed this. So informative. Looking forward to the next one.

  4. John Lemay says:

    I have been looking forward to this, thank you Prof K! I am off grid in british columbia, may you have a vacation half this good or better Filip – and stay cool! it is 36 degrees here…..:)

  5. Arthur Granopoulos says:

    A twisted web they wive and nothing has changed

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