or G.R.U.

(in the Soviet Union) the Chief Intelligence Directorate of the Soviet General Staff, a military intelligence organization founded in 1920 and functioning as a complement to the KGB.

Origin of GRU

< Russian, for Glávnoe razvédyvatel'noe upravlénie Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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abbreviation for

(formerly) the Soviet military intelligence service; the military counterpart of the KGB

Word Origin for GRU

from Russian Glavnoye Razvedyvatelnoye Upravleniye Main Intelligence Directorate
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