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The KGB (КГБ) is the common abbreviation for the Russian: Комитет государственной безопасности​ (Komitet gosudarstvennoy bezopasnosti or Committee for State Security). It was the national security agency of the Soviet Union from 1954 until 1991, and its premier internal security, intelligence, and secret police organization during that time. It's unusual because it is in the Archer Universe, but at the same time, actually existed at one point. This is possibly because either the Soviet Union survived in the Archer universe or the Archer series is set during the Cold War before its collapse.

Nikolai Jakov is a lieutenant general in the KGB. However, many of his subordinates call him Major, possibly as an in-joke. Rona Thorne was a sleeper agent for the KGB who was recently activated during the events of "Movie Star."

Like Odin, the KGB is shown to have the same office dysfunction as ISIS, such as Nikolai's relationship with Malory, his assistant destroying the sample of Archer's DNA out of bitterness, numerous agents who pursued Sterling in Moscow one of whom beat his leader at saying arrest when they arrested the old lady with the fire extinguisher, having spies who work for other agencies in their midst without suspicion, employees engaging in sexual acts with each other, etc.


  • Barry Dylan, formerly a defecting agent from ODIN; later replaced Jakov as head, usurped by Kazanova while trapped in space.
  • Katya Kazanova Current Head. Former agent, defected to ISIS, later killed in action and resurrected as a cyborg.
  • Boris, Jakov's, later Barry's and currently Katya's assistant.
  • Rona Thorne, sleeper agent

Former employees[]


There are 4 images of KGB on this Wiki, visit the KGB gallery to view all the images and screenshots.

External links[]

  • Wikipedia KGB on Wikipedia