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RCMP Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Reichswehr Armed Forces of Germany. rezident Soviet spymaster residing in a foreign country and responsible for intelligence gathered in a given area, a station chief. The so-called legal’nyi rezident—legal resident—has credentials as a member of Soviet personnel admitted into the country; the nelegal’nyi rezident—the illegal—enters on a false passport. Subordinate spies may also be legal or illegal, but each under their respective rezident. rezidentura The area covered by the rezident, the spy station.
MI6 Also known also as the Secret Intelligence Service or SIS, originally section 6 of British military intelligence, responsible for gathering intelligence abroad, hence was a counterpart to the American CIA. MPDC Metropolitan Police of the District of Columbia (Washington DC). NEP Novaya ékonomicheskaya politika: New Economic Policy, instituted by Lenin in 1921 to permit limited free trade. Ended with Stalin’s first Five-Year Plan and forced collectivization of the peasants, 1929–1933. NKVD See Cheka.
The latter room was a favorite with anti-Soviet groups, such as Balts from the captive nations, who would hold conferences in the hotel and unfailingly request that number. One long-term investigator, the lawyer Axel Kleiboemer, was allowed to inspect it, to tape in the old configuration and to use forensic equipment, including a metal detector, to search for new evidence, but nothing was found. Peter Ustinov, the famous actor and Soviet apologist, author of My Russia, dropped by the hotel sometime in the 1980s, planning to do a documentary, but did not stay the night.
A Death in Washington: Walter G. Krivitsky and the Stalin Terror by Gary Kern