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  • As a rule, the victim would be arrested by the security organs (at the time known by the acronym OGPU) and prepped with a year or more of interrogations coupled with savage treatment designed to produce "confessions" to any number of crimes.

    American Thinker

  • As a rule, the victim would be arrested by the security organs (at the time known by the acronym OGPU) and prepped with a year or more of interrogations coupled with savage treatment designed to produce "confessions" to any number of crimes.

    Comments for Jack's Newswatch

  • APPLEBAUM: He was the head of the secret police who was then called the OGPU at the very beginning of the camp system and he - the picture is taken at the White Sea Canal which is one of the first big gulag projects.

    Gulag: A History

  • Their presence was particularly notable at the top levels of the Cheka and OGPU (two successive acronyms for the secret police).

    It’s Hard to Be an Anti-Zionist Jew « Antiwar.com Blog

  • In “Trust Operation” (1921–1926), the State Political Directorate (OGPU) set up a fake anti-Bolshevik underground organization, “Monarchist Union of Central Russia”.

    Death of Polish President Kaczynski

  • SVR is the official foreign-operations successor to many prior Soviet-era foreign intelligence agencies, ranging from the original ‘foreign department’ of the Cheka under Lenin, to the OGPU and NKVD of the Stalinist era, followed by the First Chief Directorate of the KGB.

    The extent of the Russian spy ring…

  • Kaganovitch and many senior OGPU officers later NKVD/KGB were Jewish.

    Lebanon, Gaza, Iraq, Afghanistan - small insignificant victims, big disasters for U. S. empire.

  • The NKVD -- I mean, (UNINTELLIGIBLE) again, one of these Russians complications -- the Cheka, later the OGPU, then became the NKVD, later becomes the KGB.

    The Mystery Of Olga Chekhova

  • Finally, they were brought down again, as Galina Ivanova points out, when Lavrenty Beria took over the NKVD, the renamed OGPU, in 1938.

    Inside the Gulag

  • Eleven years later, in 1934, Stalin murdered the ranking officers of the OGPU and formed theNKVD, or People's Commisariat of International Affairs.

    Rostnikov's Vacation

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