The residentura infiltrated designated facilities in the region and gathered intelligence about the political and economic situation. It pinpointed areas of tension and assessed the potentialescalation of local wars into nuclear conflicts. It also gathered intelligence with regard to the activities of American and NATO special services and their connection to the local special services in terms of their activities against the interests of Czechoslovakia and other Soviet bloc states.It also gained an overview of the activities of terrorist organizations and their activities against the communist countries.An important task was the acquisition of information about the interests and activities of Israel in the region.It also performed tasks arising from the obligations of cooperation with the Soviet intelligence service, in particular from 1963. From 1965 –1968 the Resident was Captain Jaromír Vašíček "Žďárský". From 1968 – 1971 the Deputy Resident was Major František Vlček "Petřina". From 1973 – 1975 the Resident was Major František Šnajdr "Ditrych", from 1975 – 1981 the Resident was Major Ladislav Mlčák "Moláček", from 1983 – 1986 the Resident was Major František Wišniewski "Vala" and from 1987 the last resident was Major JUDr. Vladimír Gelbič "Štol".
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