The Sword and the Shield: The Mitrokhin Archive and the Secret History of the KGB


Mitrokhin worked for the foreign intelligence archive of the Soviet spy agency. In 1972 he was charged with moving the top-secret records to a new headquarters, and took the opportunity to make notes and transcripts and hide them under his dacha floor. In 1992 British intelligence spirited him to the west, where he now spills the beans with the help of Andrew (modern and contemporary history, Cambridge U.).