- in the U.S.S.R., the government's secret-police organization (1934–46).
Origin of NKVD
< Russian N(aródnyĭ) K(omissariát) V(nútrennikh) D(el) People's Commissariat of Internal Affairs
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The apartment was given to the chauffeur of Lavrenti Beria, the head of the NKVD.
Informers kept the NKVD secret police abreast of what those who defended him said in private conversation.
On March 13, 1947, the NKVD arrested Klein, along with fifteen other young Christian Democratic leaders.UPDATED: David's Bookclub: Iron Curtain
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The bodyguards first called the minister of state security, who then called the head of the NKVD.Did Tito Kill Stalin? A New Book on the Theory
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- (formerly) People's Commissariat of Internal Affairs: the Soviet police and secret police from 1934 to 1943: the police from 1943 to 1946
from Russian Narodny komissariat vnutrennikh del People's Commissariat of Internal Affairs