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Soviet dissidents’ enemy No.1: KGB general Bobkov dies in Moscow

Soviet dissidents’ enemy No.1: KGB general Bobkov dies in Moscow Gen. Filipp Bobkov, a veteran of Soviet counterintelligence whose job at the KGB involved quashing dissidents and preventing flare ups of ethnic tensions, has died in Moscow aged 93. Bobkov passed away at a Moscow hospital after a lengthy ailment, his family and friends told Russian media on Monday. A retired four-star general, he was a controversial figure in Russian history, serving as head of what was essentially the secret…

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