The State Security Agency of The Union of Yuktobanian Republics or more commonly known as AGB (Agentstvo Gosudarstvennoy Bezopasnosti) is the main Security and intelligence Agency of the Union of Yuktobanian Republics. Agency's main responsibilities are counter-intelligence, information and intel gathering on foreign governments or individuals, providing threat assessment toward national security, and conducting tactical and covert operations. AGB main headquarters are located in Turgunevskaya Sqare, Cinigrad. just a mile northeast from the Kremlin.
Premier Bukitev's Reform
The State Security Agency is the superseding agency of People's Emergency Commission or Varka (aVariinyi nARodnaya KomissiiA). In 1949, the newly appointed Premier and the General Secretary of the central committee of the communist party of Yuktobania Fyodor Bukitev saw that there was clear overlap in the roles and functions of various Yuktobania security bodies during the era of Prime Minister Alexei Leukrov, this overlap caused a great deal of rivalry between those bodies. Responding to this issue, he addressed the Central Committee of Yuktobanian Communist Party as a policy-making body to reform these agencies and created an integrated agency to handle the matters of national security against foreign and domestic threats. Then the AGB was born. To prevent similar occurrence liaison and communication departments were formed to connect the agency with other agencies and bodies such as the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Ministry of Defense and especially the Armed Forces and VSRU (Armed Forces Intelligence Directorate).
Roles in Clavisan War (1950-1953)
In 1950, Yuktobania-backed Socialist Republic of Clavis was at war with the Osea-backed Democratic Republic of Clavis. The Clavisan war was recorded in history as the first proxy war between the two superpowers. Osea mandated by the International United Nations (Predecessor of Neo United Nations) under the Security Council's Resolution Number 82 and 83, deployed more than 300.000 troops to assist the military of West Clavis (DROC Armed Forces). Yuktobania, one of the closest allies of East Clavis responded by sending more than 15.000 troops. 2000 of them were highly trained AGB Agents, and special operatives. AGB provided intel support to the Clavisan People's Army (CPA) and involved in series of sabotage operations including Operation "Veles" which led to the sinking of OFS New Anea, one of two Osean aircraft carriers (OFS Sagrado was the second aircraft carrier) served in Clavisan War in 1951.
AGB Operations in Osea
During the cold war, AGB developed networks of sleeper agent inside the Osean Federation, and its allied
states. These sleeper agents were placed by the AGB (sometimes for a very long time) in Osea to collect important intels from within the border. Though these sleeper agents work for AGB, They never communicate directly with the agency. All communications or information from or to the agency are delivered through their handlers and liaison officers. According to a report published by the Osean government, there were more than 600 individuals suspected as Yuktobanian sleeper agents in 1973. However, the report was never confirmed by the agency and the true numbers of AGB sleeper agents in Osea until the end of the cold war remains a mystery.
several well-known individuals suspected to be Yuktobanian Sleeper Agents
- Thomas William Harling (Grandfather of Osean 48th President Vincent Harlling): suspected due to his close relations with the Communist Party of Yuktobania while chairing the largest leftist party in Cold War Osea or commonly known as ORSP (Osean Revolutionary Socialist Party). Thomas W Harling went through several trials for espionage and threatening national security. But in the end, his connection with the AGB was never proven and the federal court dismissed all charges against him.
- Aleksandr Molotov: the supposed-name of an operative (of one of the AGB's predecessors) that infiltrated Osea's nuclear program in the 1940s, allowing the Yuktobanians to develop their own bomb shortly after Osea and escalating the tensions of the Cold War; this also changed its meaning from the threat of a World War to the threat of a nuclear apocalypse. Perhaps ironically, if the rumors are to be believed, he helped to diffuse the conflict over the Cresence Islands Missile Crisis, an incident in which Yuktobanian troops landed on the Belkan-controlled Cresence Islands and placed IRBMs there, well within range of the Osean capital of Oured and bringing the world closer to Nuclear War than ever before or since. His real identity, and if he's still alive or not, remains a mystery. And that the name itself is probably a pseudonym.
By 1995, the AGB had 9 special directorates and 4 offices
- Special Directorate of Counter Espionage and Counter Intelligence aka Directorate "A"
- Special Directorate of Anti-Terrorism aka Directorate "Б"
- Special Directorate of Defense of Constitutional Order aka Directorate "B"
- Special Directorate of Protective Service aka Directorate "Г"
- Special Directorate of Foreign Operations and Protection of Strategic Foreign Assets aka Directorate "Д"
- Special Directorate of Border Service aka Directorate "Э"
- Special Directorate of Communication Service aka Directorate "Ж" (Replaced by Special Directorate of Inter-Agencies Liaison Service in 1988)
- Special Directorate of Advanced Research and Development aka Directorate "13"
- Special Directorate of Economic and Industrial Security aka Directorate "И"
- Office of Civilian Affairs
- Office of Technical Services
- Office of Human Resources and Finance
- Office of Internal Affairs
List of Chairmen and Directors of The State Security Agency
AGB was headed by a chairman and assisted by two Deputy Chairmen. Prior to the reform Chairman of AGB was directly appointed by Yuktobanian Prime Minister for maximum two service periods.
Chairmen of AGB (1949-2003)
- Viktrovich Beriev (1949-1952)
- Igor Smekhov (1952-1957)
- Vitaly Rezhevski (1957-1960)
- Mikhailov Poda (1960-1965)
- Vladislav Maishoff (1965-1969)
- Broinslav Zaytsev (1969-1976)
- Yuri Ignatyev (1976-1980)
- Nikolai Kovalenko (1980-1988)
- Vladimir Kuznetsov (1988-1991)
- Illya Sergeyevich Pozharski (1991-1996)
- Ekaterina Nadezhda Nikolayeva (1996-2003)
In 2002, AGB's first female chairman Ekaterina Nikolayeva changed the term "Chairman/Председател" as head of AGB into "Director/Директор". With the support of the Prime Minister at that time she also reformed the selection process for future Director of the AGB. As of 2003, Prime Minister of Yuktobania could no longer appoint someone directly to be Director of AGB. Instead, they should propose a list of candidates which will then be assessed by the Supreme Worker's Council of Yuktobania as Federal Representative Body. Once the council selected a name, the Prime Minister may appoint the selected individual as the director. The Prime Minister may also veto the decision and demand for immediate reassessment (at that time, Prime Minister could also add new names as candidates).
Director of AGB (Since 2003)
- Boris Trutov (2003-2008)
- Aleksander Strelinkov (2008-...)