KGB: The Sword and the Shield showing on History channel‚Äč

The Committee for State Security, `KGB’, was used by the USSR to crush dissent. Millions suffered at their hands via mass executions, secret wars and coup d’√©tats. Today, it’s arguably stronger than ever, with poisoning and hacking central to its operations. The reason behind this is the rise of a lowly lieutenant colonel to President of this vast country – Vladimir Putin. This documentary recounts the history of the KGB, told through its veterans and its victims.