Monday, November 22, 2010


The  Russian or  Soviet intelligence organization headed by the rezident and responsible for security and intelligence operations conducted in a particular country. A typical rezidentura will include officers from the political, scientific and technical, counterintelligence, and illegal support lines. In addition there will be security personnel to monitor the local diplomatic community and specially protected cipher clerks to handle  communications. Information about the structure of rezidenturas has come from  defectors, supported by physical and technical surveillance.