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GPU

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or G.P.U.

[ gey-pey-oo, jee-pee-yoo ]
/ ˈgeɪˌpeɪˈu, ˈdʒiˌpiˈyu /
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abbreviation
(in the Soviet Union) the secret-police organization (1922–23) functioning under the NKVD.
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Origin of GPU

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From Russian G(osudárstvennoe) p(olitícheskoe) u(pravlénie) “state political directorate”

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abbreviation
General Postal Union. See Universal Postal Union.
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British Dictionary definitions for GPU

GPU

abbreviation for
State Political Administration; the Soviet police and secret police from 1922 to 1923

Word Origin for GPU

from Russian Gosudarstvennoye politicheskoye upravlenie
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