[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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Examples from the Web for beria
The Hindus are of different castes, but are also believed to include some Beria gipsies.
The Beria woman deals in charms for exorcising the devil and palmistry is her special vocation.
- Lavrenti Pavlovich (laˈvrjentij ˈpavləvitʃ). 1899–1953, Soviet chief of secret police; killed by his associates shortly after Stalin's death
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