There is evidence to suggest that Stalin--and Lavrentii
Beria, Viacheslav Molotov, Andrei Zhdanov, and others in Stalin's inner circle who chimed in--hated Ivan the Terrible, Part II, for another reason altogether: its pervasive, inescapable, often humorous, and always defiant homoeroticism.
Readers of the second edition of the Great Soviet Encyclopedia might be interested to read of the career of Lavrentii
Pavlovich Beria, the state security chief under Stalin.
27) Romanov then wrote to Ezhov's successor, the NKVD minister Lavrentii
Pavlovich Beria (1899-1953).
45) Of special note in RGVA is a German register of all of the French archives brought to the special German French information office (Auswertungsstelle Frankreich) in the Bundesarchiv in Berlin (August 1940-September 1942); many of the files listed were subsequently evacuated to a castle in northern Bohemia (then the Sudetenland), and thereby among the French archives captured by one of Lavrentii
Beria's special squads in 1945.
Beriia, newly appointed People's Commissioner of the Interior, launched an initiative which led to the abolition of the workday credit system throughout all prison camps and colonies (GARF.
Beria's letter to Stalin (dated March 1940) reveals, the people to be shot included 15,000 Polish uniformed personnel and 11,000 civilians.
In the presence of the God-loving bishops Afanasii of Vladimir, Feodor of Galich, Grigorii of Kholm, and Mark of Peremyshl, and by agreement of the other bishops, three worthy people were chosen in accordance with the canonical regulations: the hieromonk Arsenii, the hieromonk Vasilii, and the Archimandrite Lavrentii
Famous tie-wearers include Saddam Hussein, Denis Nielson, Heinrich Himmler, Lavrentii
Beria, Robert Maxwell, all corporate accountants, and John George Haigh (no relation), the well-known Acid Bath Murderer.
Georgievna; and Iosif Stalin -- Lavrentiiu Berii: "Ikh nado deportirovat':" dokumenty, fakty, kommentarii [Iosif Stalin to Lavrentii
Beria: "They Must be Deported:" Documents, Facts and Commentaries] (1992), edited by N.
The examples of Joseph Fouch, Sir Robert Peel, Lavrentii
Beria, Heinrich Himmler, and J.
The mainspring of the plot is the deep-seated but concealed jealousy and animosity of Lavrentii
Beria, eventually Stalin's Chief of the Secret Police, towards Shalva Okudzhava, the hero's father.
Stalin died in March 1953, and the transitional Soviet leadership under Georgii Malenkov and secret police chief Lavrentii
Beria immediately warned Ulbricht to slow down his socialization drive.