- a prison and secret-police headquarters in central Moscow.
Origin of Lubyanka
From the Russian word Lyubyánʾka, named after the adjacent street and square, now Dzerzhinsky Street and Square
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We watch Babel beaten, just before his death, in “Lubyanka Prison, Moscow, 1940.”Intriguing, Humorous, Even Poetic: Peter Orner’s New Story Collection
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Following the superintendent of police and talking loudly the crowd went in the direction of the Lubyanka Street.War and Peace