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10 Cool KGB Cold War Spy Devices

1. Gun fires a dual cyanide charge that kills almost instantly. KGB officer Bogdan Stashinsky assassinated two Ukranian dissidents living in Germany using one hidden inside a rolled-up newspaper.

Cool KGB Cold War Spy Devices

2. Dead Drop Spy Bolt: Designed to sneak messages.

Cool KGB Cold War Spy Devices

3. For covert entries: decoder lock picks for more sophisticated locks.

Cool KGB Cold War Spy Devices

4. 4.5mm single shot lipstick gun, circa 1965.

Cool KGB Cold War Spy Devices

5. Telephone monitoring equipment.

Cool KGB Cold War Spy Devices

6. Authentic KGB disappearing ink pen.

Cool KGB Cold War Spy Devices

7. Document photographing

Cool KGB Cold War Spy Devices

8. Glove pistol. Developed by the US Navy*, it was later copied by the KGB. To fire the pistol, the wearer pushed the plunger into the foe’s body.

Cool KGB Cold War Spy Devices

9. For copying door keys.

Cool KGB Cold War Spy Devices

10. Hollow coin for concealing microfilm.

Cool KGB Cold War Spy Devices