KGB general responsible for ideological sabotage passes away

KGB general responsible for ideological sabotage passes away
Filipp Bobkov

Filipp Bobkov had been a head of the fifth directorate of the USSR’s KGB (Committee for State Security) for almost 15 years.

Former head of the fifth directorate of the USSR’s KGB (Committee for State Security) and deputy head of KGB Filipp Bobkov who had been responsible for ideological sabotage has passed away at the age of 93, reports RBC with reference to a chief editor of Echo of Moscow Aleksey Venediktov.

Venediktov says Bobkov has passed away this morning.

“He passed away in a resuscitation department of a hospital on Moscow’s Shchukinskaya street at about 8 this morning. The exact cause of death is unknown, yet,” one of Bobkov’s relatives told RIA Novosti.

The department for ideological sabotage was founded within KGB in 1967 at the initiative of KGB head Yury Andropov. The department mainly worked with the youth who could be influenced by the West.

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