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  1. General Postal Union. See Universal Postal Union.
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or G.P.U.

[gey-pey-oo, jee-pee-yoo]
  1. (in the Soviet Union) the secret-police organization (1922–23) functioning under the NKVD.
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Compare Cheka, NKVD.

Origin of GPU

< Russian G(osudárstvennoe) p(olitícheskoe) u(pravlénie) state political directorate
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British Dictionary definitions for gpu


abbreviation for
  1. State Political Administration; the Soviet police and secret police from 1922 to 1923
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Word Origin

from Russian Gosudarstvennoye politicheskoye upravlenie
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