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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]
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The NKVD and the People's Commissariat for State Security (NKGB) effectively took full control over the initially weak coordination of the investigation.
mobilizuotas i Raudonaja armija, o tiksliau--i specialuji NKVD filtravimo lageri.
The CIA study said that "the contrived accident is the most effective technique," since "when successfully executed, .it is only casually investigated." Wilcox adds that "assassinations using traffic accidents and hospitals--or both--were known methods of NKVD murder at the time Patton died." He refers to several examples given by Dr.
The NKVD was a brutal Soviet police organization with no limits placed on its power to control, punish, and kill Soviet citizens for dissent; during WWII, even heroic Soviet soldiers were suspected of disloyalty.
She includes some unsung heroes - the prisoners, the Soviet doctor who discovers their deplorable conditions, and even an officer of the NKVD. Lina's youthful innocence and her inability to anticipate the malicious intent of the NKVD keeps readers engaged.
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.
This journey takes Nowak through the bombed-out buildings and sewers of Warsaw to the streets of London, and into the remote forests of the Trata Mountains as he races to keep one step ahead of the NKVD. Polish by birth, American by upbringing, and allied with the British government, Nowak moves fluidly between many of the war's most dynamic fronts.
The pain of the tragedy echoed across the world as disbelieving Poles watched the region where the Soviet NKVD massacred more than 20,000 Polish officers in 1940 come back to haunt them again.
There General Secretary Joseph Stalin's secret police, the NKVD, maintained a retreat on the grounds of an old monastery.