The Tsarist Secret Police Abroad

Policing Europe in a Modernising World

  • Fredric S. Zuckerman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Turmoil, Émigrés and the Development of Political Policing in Western Europe

  3. The Foreign Agentura: the Russian Secret Police Abroad

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 223-277

About this book


In 1883, the Russian police established the Foreign Agentura in Paris. The bureau's brief: to forewarn Tsardom of terrorist plans and, if possible, to defuse acts of terrorism against high personages by revolutionaries operating under European sanctuary. As the revolutionary emigration expanded, the Foreign Agentura reacted by spreading its tentacles across Europe and England. With the help of their European colleagues, the Tsar's agents tackled and drove back this terrorist force, proving themselves invaluable in the evolution of political policing.


England Europe exile migration revolution Russia

Authors and affiliations

  • Fredric S. Zuckerman
    • 1
  1. 1.University of AdelaideAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2003
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-50935-5
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-51493-5
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