KGB

or K.G.B.


the intelligence and internal-security agency of the former Soviet Union, organized in 1954 and responsible for enforcement of security regulations, protection of political leaders, the guarding of borders, and clandestine operations abroad.

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Origin of KGB

< Russian, for K(omitét) g(osudárstvennoĭ) b(ezopásnosti) Committee for State Security
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British Dictionary definitions for kgb

KGB

abbreviation for

the former Soviet secret police, founded in 1954Compare GRU

Word Origin for KGB

from Russian Komitet Gosudarstvennoi Bezopasnosti State Security Committee
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Cultural definitions for kgb

KGB

The secret police of the former Soviet Union.

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