K. G. B

KGB

the intelligence and internal-security agency of the former Soviet Union, organized in 1954 and responsible for enforcement of security regulations, protection of political leaders, the guarding of borders, and clandestine operations abroad.
Also, K.G.B.
Compare Cheka.


Origin:
< Russian, for K(omitét) g(osudárstvennoĭ) b(ezopásnosti) Committee for State Security

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KGB
 
abbreviation for
Compare GRU the former Soviet secret police, founded in 1954
 
[from Russian Komitet Gosudarstvennoi Bezopasnosti State Security Committee]

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KGB definition


The secret police of the former Soviet Union.

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KGB
Russian Komitet Gosudarstvennoj Bezopasnosti (Committee for State Security)
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