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No. 48 Abstract

Saulius Grybkauskas, "State-Security Clearance as an Instrument of Social Control in the Industry of Soviet Lithuania, 1965 to 1985."

The paper examines how this system operated in Soviet Lithuania in the Brezhnev period: what work was defined as "secret"; how the KGB organised and sanctioned lists of secret employment positions; how the KGB checked the suitability of candidates for employment in secret work; and how the clearance system also controlled society by limiting the mobility and careers of those identified as politically unreliable.