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Beria

[ber-ee-uh; Russian bye-ryi-yuh] /ˈbɛr i ə; Russian ˈbyɛ ryɪ yə/
noun
1.
Lavrenti Pavlovich
[luh v-ren-tee pav-loh-vich;; Russian luh-vryen-tyee puh-vlaw-vyich] /ləvˈrɛn ti pævˈloʊ vɪtʃ;; Russian lʌˈvryɛn tyi pʌˈvlɔ vyɪtʃ/ (Show IPA),
1899–1953, Soviet secret-police chief: executed for treason.
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Beria

/ˈbɛrɪə; Russian ˈbjerijə/
noun
1.
Lavrenti Pavlovich (laˈvrjentij ˈpavləvitʃ). 1899–1953, Soviet chief of secret police; killed by his associates shortly after Stalin's death
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