Talk:History of Soviet espionage

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Destruction of the USSR/CCCP[edit]

Could Lenin and the subsequent Soviet leaders be paranoid of western intenions because of the 1917-1919 invasion of "stategic points" within the Soviet Union by the western allies in support of zarist and White Russian forces? their subsequent withdralw was oneof Woodrow Wilson's 14 points leading to the establishment of the League of Nations.--Tomtom 15:16, 30 Jul 2004 (UTC)

Those invasions were rather half-hearted and were not intended to effect a change of regime. However from the Soviet viewpoint they confirmed their suspicions and led to a Soviet defense strategy which assumed an invasion from the west and serious efforts to monitor the intentions of European countries. Fred Bauder 15:48, Jul 30, 2004 (UTC)

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Surely this isn't complete, so it should be stubbed, correct?--MUSpud2 07:48, 21 December 2005 (UTC)

No, although it can be greatly expanded Fred Bauder 22:02, 10 February 2006 (UTC)

Examples of Soviet industrial/military espionage[edit]

It might be a good idea to list examples of Soviet equipment influenced by or developed as a result of espionage activities. I'm thinking of the Buran (spacecraft) vs. the Space Shuttle, Tupolev Tu-144 vs. the Concorde, Tupolev Tu-160 vs. the B-1 Lancer, possibly the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 vs. the F-86 Sabre, the Soviet nuclear bomb/hydrogen bomb program, etc. AmateurEditor (talk) 21:23, 21 July 2009 (UTC)