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Okhrana: The Paris Operations of the Russian Imperial Police, by Ben Fisher, History Staff of the Center for the Study of Intelligence, CIA, 1997. Consists of preface and commentary followed by articles by "Rita Kronenbitter" covering formative years of Russian intelligence and counterintelligence "culture" in the pre-Bolshevik period, the time popularized by the TV series "Reilly, Ace of Spies." The editor's preface concludes that the Okhrana story offers insights from the past that have applications for the present and the future.

Reviewed in AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #03-98, 24 January 1998

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