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NKGB

1.
in the U.S.S.R., the government's secret-police organization (1941–46).
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Origin
< Russian N(aródnyĭ) k(omissariát) g(osudárstvennoĭ) b(ezopásnosti) People's Commissariat for State Security
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NKGB

abbreviation
1.
(formerly) People's Commissariat of State Security: the Soviet secret police from 1943 to 1946
Word Origin
from Russian Narodny komissariat gosudarstvennoi bezopasnosti
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