[ og-poo ]
/ ˈɒg pu /
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(in the U.S.S.R.) the government's secret-police organization (1923–1934).
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Origin of OGPU
<Russian Ógpu, for Obʾʾedinënnoe gosudárstvennoe politícheskoe upravlénie Unified State Political Directorate
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British Dictionary definitions for OGPU
/ (ˈɒɡpuː) /
the Soviet police and secret police from 1923 to 1934
Word Origin for Ogpu
C20: from Russian O (byedinyonnoye) g (osudarstvennoye) p (oliticheskoye) u (pravleniye) United State Political Administration
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