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The SSD was founded in 1886, by Varkan communist authorities. The SSD was a joint initiative of the Communist Party and the Military to control secret intelligence operations in Varkana and overseas, particularly concentrating on the anti-communist activities of foreign countries in Varkan territory. The SSD was split into naval and army sections which, over time, specialized in foreign espionage and internal counter-espionage activities respectively. This specialization was because the Communist Party wanted to know the anti-communist political movements inside Varkana. This specialization was formalized before the [[Great Adonian War]]. During the war in 1926, the two sections underwent administrative changes so that the foreign section became the SSD, and the internal section became obsolete due to martial law in place.
 
The SSD was founded in 1886, by Varkan communist authorities. The SSD was a joint initiative of the Communist Party and the Military to control secret intelligence operations in Varkana and overseas, particularly concentrating on the anti-communist activities of foreign countries in Varkan territory. The SSD was split into naval and army sections which, over time, specialized in foreign espionage and internal counter-espionage activities respectively. This specialization was because the Communist Party wanted to know the anti-communist political movements inside Varkana. This specialization was formalized before the [[Great Adonian War]]. During the war in 1926, the two sections underwent administrative changes so that the foreign section became the SSD, and the internal section became obsolete due to martial law in place.
  
During the [[Great Adonian War]], cooperation with [[Vasaras]] and other communist countries intelligence agencies became vital for secret military operations. Varkan agents successfully infiltrated enemy agencies, but the SSD was also fed with false information by enemy agencies. Despite these difficulties the SSD nevertheless conducted substantial and successful operations in Illypnia, Kaftia and Fosia.  
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During the [[Great Adonian War]], cooperation with [[Vasaras]] and other communist countries intelligence agencies became vital for secret military operations. Varkan agents successfully infiltrated enemy agencies, but the SSD was also fed with false information by enemy agencies. Despite these difficulties the SSD nevertheless conducted substantial and successful operations in Illypnia, Kaftia and Fosia.
  
 
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After the [[Varkan revolution]], the Varkan government decided to relocate the SSD offices from Kaspi back to the Falasi Fortress. The move took six years and was eventually completed in 2010, with the fortress completely renovated and functional.  
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After the [[Varkan revolution]], the Varkan government decided to relocate the SSD offices from Kaspi back to the Falasi Fortress. The move took six years and was eventually completed in 2010, with the fortress completely renovated and functional.
  
 
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Revision as of 08:24, 24 October 2016

Varkan Military Intelligence
საქართველოს სამხედრო დაზვერვის
sakartvelos samkhedro dazvervis
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SSD logo
Agency overview
Formed 1886
Jurisdiction Government of Varkana
Headquarters Falasi Fortress,
7th District, Klow, Varkana
Annual budget 500 million lari (2015)
Minister responsible Akaki Asatiani, Secretary of Defense
Agency executive Antoniu Rikovilo, Agency Chief
Parent agency Secretariat of Defense

The SSD, an initialism for sakartvelos samkhedro dazvervis (Varkan: საქართველოს სამხედრო დაზვერვის (სსდ); translated as Varkan Military Intelligence) is the Varkan intelligence agency which supplies the Presidency with foreign intelligence. It is responsible for collecting, analyzing, reporting and disseminating intelligence on threats to Varkana's national security, and conducting operations, covert and overt, within Varkana and abroad. It also reports to and advises the Presidency on national security issues and situations that threaten the security of the nation.

History

The SSD was founded in 1886, by Varkan communist authorities. The SSD was a joint initiative of the Communist Party and the Military to control secret intelligence operations in Varkana and overseas, particularly concentrating on the anti-communist activities of foreign countries in Varkan territory. The SSD was split into naval and army sections which, over time, specialized in foreign espionage and internal counter-espionage activities respectively. This specialization was because the Communist Party wanted to know the anti-communist political movements inside Varkana. This specialization was formalized before the Great Adonian War. During the war in 1926, the two sections underwent administrative changes so that the foreign section became the SSD, and the internal section became obsolete due to martial law in place.

During the Great Adonian War, cooperation with Vasaras and other communist countries intelligence agencies became vital for secret military operations. Varkan agents successfully infiltrated enemy agencies, but the SSD was also fed with false information by enemy agencies. Despite these difficulties the SSD nevertheless conducted substantial and successful operations in Illypnia, Kaftia and Fosia.

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After the Varkan revolution, the Varkan government decided to relocate the SSD offices from Kaspi back to the Falasi Fortress. The move took six years and was eventually completed in 2010, with the fortress completely renovated and functional.

Headquarters

Falasi Fortress from the Presidential Palace

The Falasi Fortress (Varkan: პალასი ციხესიმაგრე, p'alasi ts'ikhesimagre) has been the SSD headquarters since 1886. Located north of the Old Port in the 7th District of Klow. Located only 200 meters southeast of the Presidential Palace, both buildings are connected by an underground tunnel. It was built from 1660 to 1664 to calm the commune's spirit of independence, ordered by the Dinaric monarchy.

SSD Chief Antoniu Rikovilo and President Giorgi Latso atop the Falasi Fortress

During the Varkan Restoration War, the presence of the Giorgi, Falasi and Dedamitsaze fortresses worried because some people thought their commanders were accumulating ammunition. On 30 April 1760 the general council of the commune arrived at the door of the fortress. The commander of the fort, thinking that his little regiment would be defecting, signed a compromise whereby he would let in every day as many National Guards there were soldiers of service.

Following various incidents, the crowd began on July 28, 1760 the destruction of the eastern part of the monument, considered a symbol of despotism, but the National Assembly keen to maintain a useful book for the defense of the new capital, ordered to stop demolition of the fortress by decree of 5 August 1760. In 1833, the commune did restore demolished portions but this restoration was done with poor quality greyish stone cutting sharply with non destroyed parts made of pink stones crown cap.

Hand Liza Nozadze and President Latso in the fortress

To link the Old Port to the Presidential Palace which was only accessible by a few streets, the commune voted on April 18, 1860 the opening of a road, currently boulevard Ana Kalanda. The retaining walls of the trench made for the passage of this new path are made of white urgonian limestone, quite different than the much pink stones of the crown cap used for the construction of the fortress. The massive building was now divided into two independent parts.

After the January Revolution, the new communist government established the SSD in 1886, choosing the fortress as headquarters. Following the years, and the arrival of electricity, lighting, telephone and other technologies, the fortress had major renovations. After the Great Adonian War, the building was abandoned by the third republic government and the SSD's headquarters were relocated in Kaspi. After the Varkan revolution, the SSD returned to the Falasi Fortress in its pre-GAW state. Major restructuring and new design took place from 2004 to 2010, and the fortress is now extremely modern despite its exterior and interior looks.

Major operations

Functions

  • Collection of information and extraction of intelligence from information
SSD obtains information critical to Varkana's strategic interests. Both overt and covert means are adopted.
  • Classification of intelligence
Data is sifted through, classified as appropriate, and filed with the assistance of the computer network in SSD's headquarters in Klow.
  • Aggressive intelligence
The primary mission of SSD includes aggressive intelligence which comprises espionage, psychological warfare, subversion, sabotage.
  • Counterintelligence
SSD has a dedicated section which spies against enemy's intelligence collection.

Methods

Diplomatic missions provide an ideal cover and SSD centers in a target country are generally located on the embassy premises.
SSD operatives find good covers in multinational organizations. Non-governmental organizations and cultural programmes are also popular screens to shield SSD activities.
  • Media
International media centers can easily absorb SSD operatives and provide freedom of movement.
  • Collaboration with other agencies
SSD maintains active collaboration with other secret services in various countries. Its contacts with Aetolia Intelligence Services, Wolffrean Intelligence and ??? have been well known.
  • Third Country Technique
SSD has been active in obtaining information and operating through third countries like Echia, ???, ???.

By Country

Chiefs

  • 1882-88: Eka Zguladze
  • 1888-94: David Nikuradze
  • 1894-99: Manana Kobakhidze
  • 1899–1904: Evgen Gvaladze
  • 1904–12: Naira Gelashvili
  • 1912–18: Salome Zurabishvili
  • 1918–24: Vasil Tsereteli
  • 1925–43: Kita Abashidze
  • 1943–49: Lana Gogoberidze
  • 1949–53: Sofia Shevardnadze
  • 1953–61: Henri Kuprashvili
  • 1961–68: Nino Burjanadze
  • 1968–71: Sozar Subari
  • 1971–80: Khatuna Kalmakhelidze
  • 1980–88: Zakaria Chichinadze
  • 1988–96: Iza Orjonikidze
  • 1996-08: Anna Zhvania
  • 2009-12: Giorgi Latso
  • 2012–Present: Antoniu Rikovilo

Controversies

In fiction

See also