(in the U.S.S.R.) the government's secret-police organization (1923–1934).
Origin of OGPU
< Russian Ógpu, for Obʾʾedinënnoe gosudárstvennoe politícheskoe upravlénie Unified State Political Directorate
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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