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GPU

[gey-pey-oo, jee-pee-yoo]
(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 for
State Political Administration; the Soviet police and secret police from 1922 to 1923
 
[from Russian Gosudarstvennoye politicheskoye upravlenie]

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