NKVD

NKVD

in the U.S.S.R., the government's secret-police organization (1934–46).
Compare Cheka.


Origin:
< Russian N(aródnyĭ) K(omissariát) V(nútrennikh) D(el) People's Commissariat of Internal Affairs

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NKVD
 
abbreviation for
(formerly) People's Commissariat of Internal Affairs: the Soviet police and secret police from 1934 to 1943: the police from 1943 to 1946
 
[from Russian Narodny komissariat vnutrennikh del People's Commissariat of Internal Affairs]

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NKVD
Russian Narodnyj Kommissariat Vnutrennikh Del (Peoples' Commissariat of Internal Affairs)
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