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Cheka:

see secret policesecret police,
policing organization operating in secrecy for the political purposes of its government, often with terroristic procedures. The Nature of a Secret Police
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Cheka

early Soviet secret police charged with guarding against counterrevolutionary activity. [Russ. Hist.: Benét, 190]
See: Spying
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The Cheka who was third reopposes and Kieren Fallon was very complimentary regarding the horse.
At the time it was difficult to know what The Cheka beat at Ascot.
The Cheka, who had been placed at Group 1 level in the July Cup and Prix Maurice de Gheest, ran another solid race in defeat and Eve Johnson Houghton said: "He just lacks a killer turn of foot and when nothing else wanted to lead he was there to be shot at.
Lolly For Dolly, a winner on the opening day of the season two weeks ago, notched her third Group 3 success at the Curragh when pipping The Cheka in the Big Bad Bob Gladness Stakes, barely getting away with the drop back to seven furlongs.
This is a tough fight, a tough replacement so I have to forget about Cheka and be ready," Murray said.
He was due to face Tanzania champion Francis Cheka at the Aston Villa Events Centre next Saturday but the show has been put back.
COMEDIAN Mel Smith's latest juvenile is clearly not to be laughed at after The Cheka slammed his rivals by upwards of 10 lengths on his debut in the Euro Earthworks Novice Stakes at Ascot.
She is the first baby for nine-year-old Cheka, who arrived at Twycross from Cologne Zoo in Germany a year ago.
To carry out his demonic vision he organized the Cheka (predecessor to the KGB and the current Russian FSB) under the leadership of Feliks Dzerzhinsky.
20 Goodwood Greene King Supreme Stakes 7f Group 3 RUK Card page 28 THE CHEKA is given a break from the rigours of Group 1 sprinting as he drops down in class in pursuit of the consolation victory his performances in the bigger races deserve.
THE CHEKA can arrest a lS engthy losing run and gain a richlydeserved success at Haydock tomorrow.
Tanzanian Francis Cheka will be in the opposing corner and should be familiar to Merseyside fight fans after he extended current British champion Paul Smith over eight in December 2007.