What is the KGB? Vladimir Putin 'set to bring back the secret Soviet spy force'
Mr Putin is set to unite Russia’s security agencies to create a new super-power called the Ministry of State Security, according to the Russian newspaper Kommersant.
The new intelligence agency shares the full name of the MGB, which was an early version of the KGB. It will allegedly be as large and powerful as the Soviet Union’s secret police force with an army of 250,000 agents.
Mr Putin himself is an ex-KGB agent and it is thought that he would be in sole control of the new agency, which would cover foreign and domestic intelligence, border controls and hacking.
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