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Czechoslovak cipher machines

During the Cold War, Czechoslovakia, or Czecho-Slovakia, 1 was a federal state behind the Iron Curtain. It was part of the Warsaw Pact and had two major secret services, both of which had strong ties with the Russian KGB: the Státní Bezpečnost (StB), which was the secret state police, and the Zpravodajská Správa Generálního Štábu (ZS GŠ), the military intelligence agency. In addition, there was Správa 1 (Government Dept. 1), the secret intelligence agency. The main task of these three organisations was national and foreign espionage (more...).
Czechoslovak Coat of Arms. Image via Wikipedia.

This page lists a number of cipher machines that were developed and/or used in Czechoslovakia, before the dissolution of the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact.

  1. Following the fall of the Berlin wall in 1989 and the subsequent collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, the state of Czechoslovakia was peacefully dissolved into the Czech Republic and Slovakia on 1 January 1993.

Czechoslovak cipher machines
Cipher machine that uses air instead of electric current
Other cipher machines used in Czechoslovakia
Fialka M-125 cipher machines
  1. Wikipedia, Czechoslovakia
    Retrieved August 2015.
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