NKVD

NKVD
in the U.S.S.R., the government's secret-police organization (1934-46). Cf. Cheka.
[ < Russ N(aródnyi) K(omissariát) V(nútrennikh) D(el) People's Commissariat of Internal Affairs]

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      Soviet secret police agency, a forerunner of the KGB (q.v.).

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