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Cheka

(ˈtʃɛka)
n
(Historical Terms) Russian history the secret police set up in 1917 by the Bolshevik government: reorganized in the Soviet Union in Dec 1922 as the GPU
[C20: from Russian, acronym of Chrezvychainaya Komissiya Extraordinary Commission (to combat Counter-Revolution)]
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The Cheka has been very lightly raced so the potential for improvement is enormous.
Eve Johnson Houghton, better known for her exploits on the Flat with the likes of The Cheka and Judd Street, looks to have a useful National Hunt recruit in Roodolph who can show further progress in the first division of the Salford Priors Novices' Hurdle.
Caiff y cymeriadau i gyd eu gwthio i'r pen, wrth wynebu alltudiaeth, y fyddin goch a'r Cheka, a phob un yn gorfod aberthu eu gwerthoedd a'u moesoldeb er mwyn goroesi.
MATTHEW Macklin is hoping his self imposed alcoholic abstention will pay big dividends next Saturday when he takes on a "must-win"challenge against Tanzanian champion Francis Cheka in Manchester.
Runner-up The Cheka (4-1) briefly appeared to have the race in safe keeping but Sri Putra came home by half a length.
IT will be no joke for rivals of The Cheka, part-owned by comedian Mel Smith, when the colt lines up for the Acomb Stakes at York on Tuesday.
He has helped restore the giant statue of Felix Dzerzhinsky, founder of the Cheka (as the NKVD-KGB was originally known), to its place of honor in Moscow's Lubyanka Square.
RICHARD HANNON won his third Supreme Stakes in four years when Richard Hughes brought Producer fast and late to beat favourite The Cheka by half a length.
Runner-up in the recent JCB Triumph Hurdle, Unaccompanied outpointed longshot Cilium and 4/11 favourite in the Alleged while Lolly For Dolly got up in the last few strides to deny The Cheka in the featured, Group 3 Gladness Stakes.
The unbeaten middleweight was due to challenge Francis Cheka for the vacant domestic title in Sheffield live on Sky Sports tomorrow night.
I won my last fight against the Tanzanian champion Francis Cheka and had to work hard for it.
Although this is a hotlooking renewal of the Solario, The Cheka looks a special animal and should prove up to the challenge.