Oleg Danilovich Kalugin( Managing director of the firm 'Kannistraro Associates' in the CIS)
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Biography Oleg Danilovich Kalugin
Born in 1934. He graduated from the Philological Faculty of Leningrad State University. State Duma.
Member of USSR Union of Journalists.
In 1958, Mr.. own initiative went to work for the KGB.
In 1958, Mr.. was aimed at training at Columbia University, USA.
After graduation, he worked in the Committee on Broadcasting, and then was sent to the KGB in America. At this time, first as a second and then first secretary of the Soviet Embassy in Washington.
In parallel, the first Vice-resident, then a resident of intelligence in America.
In 1972, Kalugin returned to the USSR
. After 2 years of management headed the KGB's foreign counterintelligence, . whose tasks included the fight against foreign espionage against the Soviet Union, . particularly, . with anti-Soviet centers and organizations in the West: the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN), . People's Labor Union (NTS) and other,
In forty years he was promoted to the rank of Major General.
In 1980. was transferred to Leningrad to work as deputy chief of the KGB in Leningrad and Leningrad region. It was a demotion, which is sometimes associated with shoots of the KGB in the West.
In 1987. transferred to the reserve of the KGB.
In 1989, upon reaching retirement age, Major General Kalugin was dismissed. By the time he was a knight of the 22 state awards.
In the summer of 1990. Kalugin spoke at a conference of the Democratic Platform in CPSU with a sensational statement of the KGB, which confirmed the well-known, but is usually denied by the authorities of the facts about his activities.
June 28, 1990, Mr.. KGB issued a statement where Kalugin's remarks were called libelous. Then, on presentation of the Decree of the President of the Soviet KGB Kalugin had been deprived of state awards, and the decision of the Council of the USSR Mininstrov demoted general ma-Yor and personal pension of 350 rubles per month and other benefits. Order of the Chairman of the KGB was also deprived of the mark "Honorary member of the KGB".
Assessing these decisions as illegal, Kalugin unsuccessfully sued Nikolai Ryzhkov and Mikhail Gorbachev. (After the coup attempt in August 1991) In the same Mr. ode criminal case against Kalugin (charges of divulging state secrets), terminated