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Beria

Lavrenti Pavlovich . 1899--1953, Soviet chief of secret police; killed by his associates shortly after Stalin's death
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The book's middle third detours to the Kremlin, where Stalin and Beria reprise their cameos from the last book.
Beria, who is the textile minister, had allegedly said that police officers cannot take a seat without his permission in his presence and if they did so, they would be stripped of their uniform.
In the preparation of this document, Andrei Wyszynski prepared a preliminary draft, Vyacheslav Molotov and Lavrenty Beria gave it the shape of a politically "mature" working draft, and Stalin approved it.
Trotsky's grandson, Vsevolod Volkov, who as a boy came home to find his grandfather dying in his study, wrote many years later: "The plot [to kill Trotsky] proceeded in stages: Stalin, Beria, Eitingona[bar] Caridad Mercader and her son, the Catalan, RamA[sup.
The names Beria and Abakumov are misspelled in the document as "Peria" and "Aga mubov.
This commercial opening to the EU has been complemented over the past two years by a strengthening of ties with Germany, Italy and France, and especially by the major improvement in Polish-Russian relations following on Moscow's public acknowledgement of Stalin's crime, ordering in early 1940 his police chief, Beria, to murder 22,000 Polish officers and patriots in the Katyn forest massacre, west of Smolensk.
When Lavrentyev was about to graduate in 1953, Stalin died, and the despised Beria was executed.
We also learn that Stalin and the Politburo approved the killings after receiving a memo from Lavrenty Beria, head of the Soviet secret police at the time.
Its 30 million digital inhabitants are ruled by duplicates of some of history's cruellest tyrants: Reinhard Heydrich, the architect of the Holocaust; Beria, Stalin's arch executioner; Torquemada, Spain's pitiless Inquisitor General; Robespierre, the face of the Reign of Terror.
Alexandru (Lica) Ioanid, was the brother-in-law of Constantin Draghici, the Director of the Securitate (also known as the Romanian Beria, the mastermind of Communist terror in Romania, and arguably the most prolific murderer in the country's history).
When Rocchiccioli's mother Beria died in 2006, he began to reflect on this childhood and what it meant in the longer view.