OGPU

OGPU

[og-poo]
noun
(in the U.S.S.R.) the government's secret-police organization (1923–1934).
Also, Ogpu.
Compare Cheka, KGB.


Origin:
< Russian Ógpu, for Obʾʾedinënnoe gosudárstvennoe politícheskoe upravlénie Unified State Political Directorate

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To OGPU
Collins
World English Dictionary
Ogpu (ˈɒɡpuː)
 
n
the Soviet police and secret police from 1923 to 1934
 
[C20: from Russian O(byedinyonnoye) g(osudarstvennoye) p(oliticheskoye) u(pravleniye) United State Political Administration]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
American Heritage
Abbreviations & Acronyms
OGPU
Russian Ob"edinennoe Gosudarstvennoe Politcheskoe Upravlenie (United State Political Administration)
The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source
Related Words
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature