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[gey-pey-oo, jee-pee-yoo] /ˈgeɪˌpeɪˈu, ˈdʒiˌpiˈyu/
1.
(in the Soviet Union) the secret-police organization (1922–23) functioning under the NKVD.
Also, G.P.U.
Compare Cheka, NKVD.
Origin
< Russian G(osudárstvennoe) p(olitícheskoe) u(pravlénie) state political directorate
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GPU

abbreviation
1.
State Political Administration; the Soviet police and secret police from 1922 to 1923
Word Origin
from Russian Gosudarstvennoye politicheskoye upravlenie
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