For the first time in Russian historiography the theme of Soviet intelligence services in the USA – a former taboo for those involved in the events and for Russian researchers – has undergone comprehensive examination. Almost all accessible materials in Russian and foreign archives, and available publications, have been used.
The book shows the understanding of our country's government that its relations with the US as a potentially beneficial trade partner and source of scientific, technical, military, industrial and economic information would have a tangible impact on its domestic and foreign policy. The main tasks of the Soviet special services for scientific, technical, military and political missions to the US were determined with this in mind. The book covers specific areas of activity, the actors themselves and the results of their work.
The appendix contains a comprehensive, previously unpublished biographical handbook on the Soviet intelligence community in the US, Canada and some countries of Latin America. It includes the spies and agents described in the book and sources available to them