Intelligence Today and Tomorrow

Cold War Spy Fiction in Russian Popular Culture: From Suspicion to Acceptance via Seventeen Moments of Spring

Erik Jens

The Soviet intelligence services emerged from the Great Patriotic War with few, if any, sweeping, ready-for-fiction espionage or counterintelligence exploits—and with the general antipathy of the Soviet and Russian public. In contrast, the wartime American and British intelligence and counterintelligence services had made critical, dramatic, and well-publicized contributions. The television series discussed in this article sought to change that image.

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Posted: Aug 22, 2017 05:51 PM
Last Updated: Aug 22, 2017 06:05 PM