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GRU

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1.
(in the Soviet Union) the Chief Intelligence Directorate of the Soviet General Staff, a military intelligence organization founded in 1920 and functioning as a complement to the KGB.
Origin of GRU
< Russian, for Glávnoe razvédyvatel'noe upravlénie
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GRU

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(formerly) the Soviet military intelligence service; the military counterpart of the KGB
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from Russian Glavnoye Razvedyvatelnoye Upravleniye Main Intelligence Directorate
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