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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]
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YARMOUTH: 2.10 Vecheka, 2.40 Meebo, 3.15 Glorious Star, 3.50 History Book, 4.25 Kasbhom, 5.00 Gallic Destiny, 5.35 Graylyn Ruby.
(40) There is a hint of the "had Lenin lived" theme, a la Moshe Lewin, in his emphasis on Lenin's objections to Sovnarkom's increasing subordination to the Politburo as the supreme policy-making body, already evident in 1922, and his "vain efforts to reverse the process." (41) Yet Rigby avoids making discontinuity between the Lenin and Stalin periods a programmatic point, as some were doing at the time, noting merely that Sovnarkom was run over by the "new bureaucratic juggernauts which had been created to support the new absolutism: the party apparatus and the Vecheka," without taking a strong position on the then much-discussed issue of contingency or zakonomernost'.
NAOMI MATTHEW: 2.10 Vecheka, 2.40 Meebo, 3.15 Glorious Star, 3.50 History Book, 4.25 Kasbhom, 5.00 Gallic Destiny, 5.35 Graylyn Ruby.