GRU

GRU

(in the Soviet Union) the Chief Intelligence Directorate of the Soviet General Staff, a military intelligence organization founded in 1920 and functioning as a complement to the KGB.
Also, G.R.U.


Origin:
< Russian, for Glávnoe razvédyvatel'noe upravlénie

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GRU
 
abbreviation for
(formerly) the Soviet military intelligence service; the military counterpart of the KGB
 
[from Russian Glavnoye Razvedyvatelnoye Upravleniye Main Intelligence Directorate]

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GRU
  1. Russian Glavnoe razvedyvatel'noe upravlenie (Chief Intelligence Directorate)

  2. Grus (constellation)

  3. Guarulhos International Airport (São Paulo, Brazil)

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