- the Ministry of State Security in the U.S.S.R. that functioned as the government's secret-police organization from 1946–53.
Origin of MGB
< Russian, for Ministérstvo gosudárstvennoĭ bezopásnosti
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- Ministry of State Security; the Soviet secret police from 1946 to 1954
from Russian Ministerstvo gosudarstvennoi bezopasnosti
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