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  1. a prison and secret-police headquarters in central Moscow.
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Origin of Lubyanka

From the Russian word Lyubyánʾka, named after the adjacent street and square, now Dzerzhinsky Street and Square
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  • Following the superintendent of police and talking loudly the crowd went in the direction of the Lubyanka Street.

    War and Peace

    Leo Tolstoy