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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 following morning, chief of security Lavrentiy Beria (Simon Russell Beale) is first on the grim scene and gathers classified documents that could prove valuable in the coming days.
SOVIET secret police chief Lavrentiy Beria sparked a series of mass executions that ironically were later discovered by the Nazis.
In 1954 we received compensation for agricultural products; I think this was related to Lavrentiy Beria policy after Stalin's death and the fights for leadership in Moscow--Beria looked for allies in the Baltic republics.
If we all commit "three felonies a day," as Harvey Silverglate claims, and if prosecutors can indict almost anyone they want, we've taken a step toward the country that Soviet NKVD head Lavrentiy Beria described when he said "Show me the man, and I'll show you the crime." The threat is particularly serious to business executives, in a country with politically ambitious prosecutors.
Interestingly, every living member of the American Nuremberg Prosecution Team has stated the American policy puts America in conflict with the Judgments handed down at Nuremberg.Stalin's Lavrentiy Beria would be in good company with many so-called "American Patriots" who deem torture as an American Value, one that has been widely exported around the globe.