[ber-ee-uh; Russian bye-ryi-yuh]
La·vren·ti Pa·vlo·vich [luh v-ren-tee pav-loh-vich; Russian luh-vryen-tyee puh-vlaw-vyich] /ləvˈrɛn ti pævˈloʊ vɪtʃ; Russian lʌˈvryɛn tyi pʌˈvlɔ vyɪtʃ/, 1899–1953, Soviet secret-police chief: executed for treason.
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The Beria woman deals in charms for exorcising the devil and palmistry is her special vocation.The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India|R. V. Russell
The Hindus are of different castes, but are also believed to include some Beria gipsies.
Lavrenti Pavlovich (laˈvrjentij ˈpavləvitʃ). 1899–1953, Soviet chief of secret police; killed by his associates shortly after Stalin's death
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