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NKVD:

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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NKVD

People’s Commisariat of Internal Affairs, USSR police agency (1934–1943) that carried out purges of the 1930s. [EB, VII: 366]
See: Spying
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The officers who carried out the death orders from NKVD Chief Lavrenty Beria hastened to camouflage their crimes.
mobilizuotas i Raudonaja armija, o tiksliau--i specialuji NKVD filtravimo lageri.
Wilcox adds that "assassinations using traffic accidents and hospitals--or both--were known methods of NKVD murder at the time Patton died.
Martha Dodd's Soviet lover was recruiting rather than courting her, and she became an active and enthusiastic NKVD agent, probably by early 1934.
Stalin's NKVD was primarily responsible for carrying out the dictator's repression and purges in the 1930s.
And NKVD Major Tarnov, the ruthless antagonist, is as menacing a presence as one is likely to encounter.
There General Secretary Joseph Stalin's secret police, the NKVD, maintained a retreat on the grounds of an old monastery.
Color illustrations of Army, Air Force, Navy and NKVD personnel accompany a survey of the Soviet forces to the first months of the war.
On a visit to his brother in Moscow he was recruited by the NKVD and returned to Britain, where he fell in love with a German communist refugee, Lotte Moos.
Fue en los anos 30 cuando la monja fue arrestada por los elementos del NKVD -- asi se llamaba entonces la KGB -- y condenada a 20 anos de permanencia en un campo de concentracion porque se nego a renunciar a su fe cristiana lo que le exigian los verdugos.