NKGB

NKGB

in the U.S.S.R., the government's secret-police organization (1941–46).
Compare Cheka.


Origin:
< Russian N(aródnyĭ) k(omissariát) g(osudárstvennoĭ) b(ezopásnosti) People's Commissariat for State Security

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NKGB
 
abbreviation for
(formerly) People's Commissariat of State Security: the Soviet secret police from 1943 to 1946
 
[from Russian Narodny komissariat gosudarstvennoi bezopasnosti]

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