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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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