Circling the Lion's Den

History of military intelligence

Bodies of military intelligence:

  • division of 2nd general-quartering officer of GUGSh Nov, 1917 - May, 1918
  • division of agitation and intelligence of Revolutionary Field staff by General Headquarters of Supreme Commander-in-chief Nov, 1917 - Mar, 1918
  • intelligence department of Operative department by High Military Council Mar, 1918 - Sep, 1918
  • intelligence department of Operative division (Operod) by Public commissariat on military affairs (Narkomvoyen) May, 1918 - Sep, 1918
  • Military Statistical division of Operative department by All-Union Headquarters (Vseroglavshtab) May, 1918 - Sep, 1918
  • Intelligence division of RVSR Headquarters Sep - Oct, 1918
  • Registration department of Field RVSR Headquarters Nov, 1918 - 1920
  • Intelligence department of Operative department by Field RVSR Headquarters
  • Intelligence department of 1st (operative-intelligence-education) division by Operative department of Field RVSR Headquarters 1919 - 1920
  • Intelligence unit of Operative department by RKKA Headquarters
  • Intelligence division of RKKA Headquarters
  • Intelligence department of RKKA Headquarters 1922 -  1924
  • Fourth department of RKKA Headquarters 1926 - August 1934
  • Information and statistical department of RKKA Aug - Nov, 1934
  • Intelligence department of RKKA Nov, 1934 - May, 1939
  • 5th department of NKO May, 1939 - Jun, 1940
  • Intelligence division of NKVMF 1938 - 1939
  • Intelligence department of General Staff by KA Jun, 1940 - Feb, 1942
  • Intelligence department of NKVMF 1939 -
  • Intelligence Headquarters of General Staff by KA Feb - Sep, 1942
  • Department of force intelligence of General Staff by KA Sep, 1942 - Feb, 1943
  • Intelligence department of General Staff by KA Feb, 1943 - Jun, 1945
  • Intelligence Headquarters of KA (GRU NKO)
  • Intelligence department of GMSh
  • Intelligence Headquarters of GSh KA Jun, 1945 - 1946
  • Intelligence Headquarters of GSh VS 1946 - 1947
  • Committee of information (KI) by SM USSR 1947 - 1949
  • Intelligence Headquarters of GSh VS 1949 - 1950
  • Intelligence Headquarters of GSh SA 1950 - 1955
  • Intelligence Headquarters of GSh VS USSR 1955 - 1991
  • Intelligence Headquarters (GRU) of GSh VS RF 1991 - up to present time

Bodies of Naval intelligence:

  • sea registration service of Naval Headquarters
  • sea agent (2nd, naval intelligence) division of Registration department by Field RVSR Headquarters Feb, 1919 - Jan, 1920
  • Fourth (Naval) division of Intelligence RKKA department 1935 - 1938
  • Intelligence division of NKVMF 1938 - 1939
  • Intelligence department of NKVMF
  • Intelligence department of GMSh
  • 2 GU MGSh
  • RU GSh VMS
  • Intelligence department of VMF USSR General Staff
  • Intelligence department of VMF RF General Staff

Resource:

  • Association of special services’ historians by A.H. Artuzov