In this new book, the first major post-Stalin defector exposes the crimes of Soviet leaders during the critical Cold War period from 1947 to 1954. Inside Stalin's Kremlin is the first comprehensive insider's account of the least-known phase of Soviet history. Peter Deriabin was the only known member of the Kremlin Guards Directorate (Stalin's KGB bodyguards) ever to escape the Soviet Union. As a ranking member of this Soviet elite, Deriabin was privy to Kremlin orders and correspondence seen by only a few. He reveals such ...

Inside Stalin's Kremlin 1998, Potomac Books, Washington, DC

ISBN-13: 9781574881745