Reading the Russian archive reports this week on the low opinion they held of their famous Cambridge spies, as an incompetent bunch of hopeless drunks, I can't help wondering why both the British and Soviet secret services ignored me all those years ago.
What does SSS stand for?
SSS stands for Soviet Secret Service
This definition appears rarely and is found in the following Acronym Finder categories:
- Military and Government
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We have 774 other meanings of SSS in our Acronym Attic
- Soulshot S Grade (Lineage 2 Game)
- Sound Suppression System (various organizations)
- Source Selection Sensitive
- Source Selection Survey
- South Side Stockton (Stockton, CA; criminal street gang)
- Southern Satellite Systems
- Southern Sociological Society
- Southport Special School (Queensland, Australia)
- Southport State School (Queensland, Australia)
- Souvenir Stamp Sheet (Australia)
- Space Shuttle System (US NASA)
- Space-to-Space Subsystem
- Special Safeguards Study
- Special Security Service (various locations)
- Special Security Squadron
- Special Snowflake Syndrome
- Specific Soluble Substance
- Speed Scientific School (University of Louisville; Kentucky)
- Speed Selector Switch (product feature)
- Spin Sun Sensor
Samples in periodicals archive:
Vassall was a homosexual and whilst working as a clerk in the British Embassy in Moscow, he was caught in a 'honey trap' by the Soviet Secret Service and blackmailed into passing secrets to the Soviet Union.
Apparently without any help from the Soviet secret services, Blake was taken by car across Europe to East Berlin where he then presented himself to Soviet agents who took him to Moscow.
The Sun quoted experts as saying that Soviet secret service agents often posed as bystanders when foreign leaders toured the USSR during the Cold War.
However, I would have far more sympathy for his views if the newspaper he worked for wasn't housed in a building which adds nothing to the view of the waterfront from the river and is said by some to most resemble a Soviet secret service HQ.
He would remain in close contact with the Soviet secret service until he died of a brain haemorrhage in East Germany in 1978.
Putin and Ivanov both served in the KGB, the Soviet secret service.
Sambo, a combination of judo and jiu-jitsu, was used widely in the 1920s by the Soviet secret service.