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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The author therefore decided to publish his work with the intention of alerting a wider sector of world public opinion to the dangers as he sees them, in the hope of stimulating a new xvi EDiTORS’FOREWORD approach to the study of communism and of provoking a more coherent, determined, and effective response to it by those who remain interested in the preservation of free societies in the noncom- munist world.

Shortly afterward, operation Trust was terminated with the arrest of those opponents of the regime who had been unwise enough to reveal themselves as such by associating with the Trust. Konrad rated it did not like it Oct 04, They were designed to attract to their ranks genuine opponents of the regime inside and outside the country. The “Weakness and Evolution” Pattern The pattern of disinformation used during the implementation of a long-range policy may be called the “weakness and evolution” pattern, or the pattern of “calculated ideological moderation.

For tactical reasons, Yugoslavia was not present at the congress but, as both Gromyko and Tito indicated publicly thereafter, Yugoslav and Soviet foreign pohcy coincided on many issues. Disinformation provides this cloak or screen and also a means of exerting influence. All of this was intended to induce the belief in the outside world that the communist system was weak and losing its revolutionary ardor. 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.

The cliaracteristics of this disinformation were an apparent moderation in communist ideology, the avoidance of refer- ences to violence in communist methods, the exaggeration of the degree of the restoration of capitalism in Soviet Russia, the use of a sober and businesslike style in diplomatic and commercial negotiations with the West, and emphasis on disarmament and peaceful coexistence. Being divided, the opposition group, had it come to power, would have been obliged to make concessions regardless of the wishes of the individual members.

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Nosenko made two extremely controversial claims: Human contact was completely banned. Leading dissidents might form one or more alternative political parties.


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

Apart from traditional historical studies of prerevolutionary Russia and China, new specialities have been invented, such as “Sovietology” or the more limited “Kremlinol-ogy,” which study the policy-making level in the Soviet Union. None of the pretenders was preeminent, none of them had worked out the details of his own policies, and — living as they had done under Stalin’s shadow — no agreements on policy had been worked out among them.

At a conference in Moscow in Novemberthey all agreed that Stalin had been responsible for damaging distortions of communist theory and practice. If the consequences of StaHnism, in the shape of personal dictatorship and the golitsy use of terror to suppress opposition inside and outside the party, had been fusion and alliances between the different types of opposition, it was arguable that emphasis on anti-Stalinism could lead to a weakening and disruption of ,ies alliances.

Germany played an especially significant role in the Soviet militarization.

Furthermore, given the depth of the crisis in the communist world gopitsyn the intensity of the struggle for power in the Soviet leadership, if those changes had been pursued, they might have developed a momentum of their own and brought about a radical transformation of Soviet society regardless of the wishes of their initiators and with incalculable consequences for the Soviet Union and the rest of the communist and noncom-munist world.

Since this operation involved misrepresentation of the issues involved in Stalinism and de- Staiinization and provided part of the basic technique for the program of strategic disinformation operations launched init merits detailed explanation.

This would imply that iles the intelligence and counterintelligence staff of all the communist countries would review all their intelligence assets ol make suggestions about anafoliy 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.

To take the last of these tasks first, it was considered by Soviet officials in that the communist bloc was lagging ten to fifteen years behind the United States, for example, in the field of military electronics.

Inside and outside the Soviet Union, anticommunism anatokiy expressed itself in various forms from onward. Gmirkin and Scott Miler for their contributions to editing and for their editorial advice. The news agency Novosti was set up to serve the interests of this new department.

However, incredibly brilliant when you grasp the concepts of Deception and Disinformation. Feb 26, Steve rated it really liked it Shelves: When they arrived their itineraries were firmly supervised, with a large part of their program being devoted to visiting collective farms and factories that were organized as showplaces.

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.


InYuri Nosenkoa KGB officer working out of GenevaAnatlliyinsisted that he needed to defect to the United States, as his role as a double-agent had been discovered, prompting his recall to Moscow. This methodology takes into account the dialectical character of communist strategic thinking. Agreement between the communist leaders on a new Leninist program for world revolution was only half the battle.

In this way they would have a better pld to contribute to the evolutionary process. Golitsyn worked in the strategic planning department of the KGB in the rank of Major. Although democratic governments do manage news to some extent to project a better image of their performance, the lids of special, clandestine methods for internal purposes is liable to be disclosed and exploited by the opposition in the next election campaign.

In principle, these measures are not new; they are the concomitants of all totalitarian systems, which apply them with varying techniques and degrees of efficiency.

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

In the past, communist theory and practice in such matters as the seizure of power, the abuse and destruction of democratic institutions, the suppression of personal liberty, and the use of terror provoked a militant response from social democrats, which led to a deepening gulf between socialist and communist parties and a split in the international labor movement.

Almost every Western security service has accumulated evidence on this subject. All of them realized goliteyn only agreement on a long-range policy would preclude recurrent power struggles and give stability to the leadership. Shelepin commended Mironov’s ideas and said that the KGB should be concerned with positive, creative golitshn activity under the direction of the party leadership.

Regarding the first claim, Golitsyn had said from the beginning that the KGB would try to plant defectors in an effort to discredit him. The draft of Pospelov’s report was discussed and approved by the Presidium on the eve of the party congress.

Because of this, said the Trust agents, any intervention or gesture of hostility from the European powers or the emigre movements would be ill-advised, if not tragic, since it would only unite the Russian people around their government and so extend its survival.