NEW LIES FOR OLD The Communist Strategy of Deception and Disinformation ANATOLIY GOLITSYN TO THE MEMORY OF Anna Akhmatova CONSCIENCE. Throughout KGB defector Major Anatoliy Golitsyn’s second book Under Golitsyn’s original understanding, as presented in New Lies for Old. New Lies for Old- The Communist Strategy of Deception and Disinformation has 40 ratings and 4 reviews. Steve said: Written Anatoliy Golitsyn. · Rating.

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Two projects of special significance for the reintroduction of strategic disinformation were undertaken in the KGB.

They were the “Change of Signposts” movement and the “Eurasian” movement. They accepted at face value the Trust’s disinformation and passed it on to their influential friends in the European intelligence services. The Patterns of Disinformation: Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

The European governments and the emigre leaders should put a stop to anti-Soviet terrorist activities and change their attitude from hostility toward the Soviet regime to one of passive acceptance. In Bloody Sunday was headlined in every newspaper in Russia, arousing mass indignation throughout the country. Because the USSR altered its strategy no doubt after the publication of New Lies for Old and instead of utilizing a ‘liberalization’ ruse it instead opted for a ‘liberalization resulting in a collapse’ ruse, a ‘liberalization resulting in a collapse’ ruse would have clued Golitsyn to the Marxist pedigree of the West, globe even, by the time he was preparing The Perestroika Deception for publication.

The Misrepresentation of De-Stalinization As for the struggle for power, the Central Committee, the KI under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the KGB were all involved by Khrushchev in a successful disinformation operation to misrepresent the reasons for the removal of his rivals and the real character of his own position and policy. The Advantages of Apparent Disunity Communists regard unity between the Western powers as inherently unstable; it follows from the nature of the capitalist system that, in normal circumstances, divisive considerations of national interest outweigh tendencies toward solidarity and cohesion.

It was clear that a reversion to the Stalinist policy of mass repression at home would fail and that traditional revolutionary tactics abroad would only intensify confrontation with the West at a time when the balance of power was unfavorable.

The West never verified the collapse of the USSR because no collapse occurred, since goligsyn a real collapse had occurred the West would have verified it, since the survival of the West depends on verification. In order to give effect to his decision to publish, the author asked the four of us, all former U.

Formal pronouncements might be made about a reduction in the communist party’s role: The security service was strengthened; armed force was used to crush revolt in the Soviet Union and Eastern Golitsgn. Chris Simmons rated it it was amazing Mar 21, These were moderation in official Soviet policy; emphasis on the conflicting national interests of communist countries and parties at the expense of their ideological solidarity; and the dissolution of the Comintern inwhich caused nea Western observers to believe that worldwide communist subversion had been abandoned.


Inside and outside the Soviet Union, anticommunism has expressed itself in various forms from onward.

Anatoliy Golitsyn

The general pattern of disinformation determines the forms it takes and the techniques used. For three months in the author worked as a head of section in the department of the Soviet intelligence service responsible for counterespionage against the United States.

The New Policy Inas inthe communist strategists, in working out their new program, had to take into account the political, economic, and military weakness of the communist bloc and the unfavorable balance of power vis-a-vis the West. The successful concealment of internal crisis can be illustrated by the handling of information on events in Georgia. The Chinese contribution to this assessment is to be found in two articles by Mao, which were published in the Soviet press in April and December In writing it, I have received no assistance of any kind from any government or other organization.

The artificial revival of the dead issues related to Stalinism was the obvious and logical means of displaying convincing but spurious differences between different communist leaders or parties. While working on the book he continued to bring to the attention of American and other Western anatoloy his views on the issues considered in it, and in allowed American and British officials to read lied manuscript as it then stood.

Mironov was chosen in order that he should imbue these institutions with the style and methods of Dzerzhinskiy, the OGPU’s chairman in the s. Disinformation provides this cloak or screen and also a means of exerting influence.

Lee Edwardsen rated it really liked it May 26, Despite subsequent appearances, an atmosphere of confidence was created between the party leaders in which Soviet coercion became superfluous but Soviet advice and help were willingly accepted.

All techniques have their ajatoliy limitations. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

New Lies for Old- The Communist Strategy of Deception and Disinformation

Between and genuine, improvised de-Stalinization was used to correct mistakes and improve the Soviet regime. In the postwar period the decline in the influence of communist ideology and the degree of popular discontent in the Soviet Union and its East European satellites were hidden; the significance of the opposition to Stalin from Zhdanov and his Leningrad group in was successfully concealed; so were tensions between the Soviets and Chinese and other communist countries.

Within days of his victory, Khrushchev renewed the effort to restore party as well as state relations with the Yugoslavs, a course on which he had embarked at the time of his visit to Tito in May To an important extent, the struggle was not only between rival personalities, but between rival policies. This would imply that all the intelligence and counterintelligence staff of all the communist countries would review all their intelligence assets and make suggestions about what could be done to bring political influence to bear on the government of the country and on its policy and diplomacy, political parties, individual leaders, press, and so forth.


New Lies for Old: To be credible and effective, a deception should accord as far as possible with the hopes and expectations of those it is intended to deceive. Impossible featured a fictionalized character based on Anatoliy Golitsyn named Alexander Golitsyn, played by actor Marcel Iures. Past experience indicates that the most valuable information has been provided by refugees and defectors from communist countries and communist parties. Two former residents of Hitler’s security service, with their nets of agents in the Ukraine, which were under KGB control, were prepared for planting on the West German intelligence service.

Although democratic governments do manage news to some extent to project a better image of their performance, the use of special, clandestine methods for internal purposes is liable to be disclosed and exploited by the opposition in the next election campaign. While working in its headquarters he attended evening classes at the University of Marxism-Leninism, from which he graduated in The scope and scale of disinformation activity by communist regimes is virtually unlimited.

Anatoliy Golitsyn – Wikipedia

Given these advantages, it is mew surprising that communist regimes lkes engage in disinformation at a state level as a significant part of their activities; they have unlimited opportunities to practice total disinformation, that is to say, to use all possible types of, and channels for, disinformation.

Suppose, for instance, that a particular noncommunist country becomes the target of the bloc’s intelligence potential. Want to Read saving….

Russian Desertor explain the desinformation methods of kgb. By these measures the communist countries were literally sealed off fi-om the rest of the world. The interception and decoding of communications can provide valuable information, provided that the possibility of disinformation is always kept in mind and properly assessed.

In the communist regimes enjoyed comparable conditions and advantages in relation to the West. The Communist Strategy of Deception and Disinformation. According to Daniel PipesGolitsyn’s publications “had some impact on rightist thinking nww the United States”, [24] including political writer Jeffrey Nyquist [25] and Joel Skousen[26] as well as the John Birch Society.