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Beria

[ ber-ee-uh; Russian bye-ryi-yuh ]
/ ˈbɛr i ə; Russian ˈbyɛ ryɪ yə /
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noun
La·vren·ti Pa·vlo·vich [luhv-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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Beria
/ (ˈbɛrɪə, Russian ˈbjerijə) /

noun
Lavrenti Pavlovich (laˈvrjentij ˈpavləvitʃ). 1899–1953, Soviet chief of secret police; killed by his associates shortly after Stalin's death
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