One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
In Russia and other countries of the former Soviet Union: political or military deception, especially as practised against Western intelligence.
1970s. From Russian maskirovka masking, disguise, camouflage from maskirovat′ to mask, disguise, camouflage (from French masquer) + -ka, suffix forming nouns.
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