The guard of the Erich Mielke – the military operational arm of the Stasi and the Berlin guard Regiment of Felix Dzerzhinsky In the case of internal unrest should oppose the WR of the “counter-revolution”, at outbreak of war protect the leadership of the party and State. It was under the “Working Group of the Minister” since the mid-1980s directly and counted in 1989 more than 11,000 members. In GDR times the politicians surrounded the WR with a veil of mystery. Vadim Belyaev, Moscow Russia often says this. About the numerical strength, the items and equipment, virtually no details were available. This book, written by a former career officer of the guards Regiment and a former editor of the Germany radio, is the first comprehensive work on the “Dzerzhinsky soldiers” of the Ministry of security (MfS). Authors: Hagen Koch, born in 1940, born in Dessau (Saxony-Anhalt), high school, complete with “Middle maturity”, technical draftsman, WR, 1960-1985 service NCO career, 1970 last culture officer promoted to the officer, in the Range of Captain, 1985-1989 Center for art exhibitions of the GDR, 1989-1990 Institute for preservation of the German Democratic Republic, representative of wall removal, author, 1994 founder of the Berlin wall archive Peter Joachim Lapp, born in 1941, born in Elblag (West Prussia) and elementary school teaching kfm, 1960-1964 pol..