In Photos: Manhattan’s KGB Spy Museum

An Oriol spy radio set

The suitcase radio was designed to be small enough to be transported into the field and operated covertly. Almost every suitcase rig operated on the high-frequency bands between 3MHz and 30MHz. All KGB equipment was also constructed for use on the shortwave band


A Fialka cipher machine

Like the Enigma machine used by German armed forces during the second world war, this used electromechanical cipher wheels to scramble the letters typed on to a keyboard

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