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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.
pradzioje, as, kaip pries kara buves Lietuvos kariuomenes, o veliau--priverstinai Raudonosios armijos kapitonas ir karo metu buves vokieciu okupuotoje teritorijoje, buvau nukreiptas i Sovietu sajungos gilumoje (kazkur prie Uralo) esanti specialu NKVD filtravimo lageri.
And these mobs of people lived in perpetual fear of being exposed and just like the NKVD agents themselves they feared any change of regime.
Stalin's NKVD was primarily responsible for carrying out the dictator's repression and purges in the 1930s.
The plane crashed with Polish President and several top government, military officials and cultural figures while flying in Russia to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Katyn massacre in which more than 20,000 Poles were executed by the Soviet secret police ( NKVD -- a forerunner to the KGB).
Over 20,000 Polish officers, police and civilians taken prisoner during the 1939 partitioning of Poland by the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany were killed in the Katyn forest in 1940, as well as in prisons and other locations by the NKVD, the forerunner of the KGB.
The rule of law is a difficult thing to implement, but the constitution obliges the BNI to do just that, It should cleanse itself of the whiff of authoritarianism that makes many believe it is the KGB and NKVD combined, irrespective of what party is in power.
The manuscript says nothing of his spying for the NKVD - forerunner of the KGB - during the Second World War when he was working for MI5.
Visitors with a working knowledge of Russian might have been able to see a little behind the facade, but 'guides and interpreters' from such organisations as VOKS (the All-Union Society for Cultural Links with Abroad) and Intourist--to say nothing of more obviously coercive bodies such as the NKVD served to act as minders who would restrict and control what was actually seen and who was met.
The executions were duly reported to Moscow: "To Major Garin, Deputy Department Head NKVD: I hereby report that, on the basis of the order signed by the head of the administration of the NKVD, Commissar Zakovsky of October 16, 1937 No.
In 1990, the USSR authorities finally admitted for the first time that the Soviet NKVD had committed the crime.
In 1940, when my father was just seven years old, his father took him to the nearby Palacio de Bellas Artes, where the body of Leon Trotsky, assassinated by NKVD envoy Ramon Mercader with an ice axe blow to the skull, rested in an open casket.