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KGB

 (kā′jē-bē′)
n.
The intelligence and internal security agency of the former Soviet Union.

[Russian, from K(omitet) G(osudarstvennoĭ) B(ezopasnosti) : komitet, committee + gosudarstvennoĭ : genitive of gosudarstvennyĭ, of the state + bezopasnosti, genitive of bezopasnost', security.]
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KGB

abbreviation for
the former Soviet secret police, founded in 1954. Compare GRU
[from Russian Komitet Gosudarstvennoi Bezopasnosti State Security Committee]
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KGB

or K.G.B.,

the Soviet secret police responsible for intelligence and internal security, formed in l954.
[< Russian, for K(omitét)g(osudárstvennoĭ)b(ezopásnosti) Committee for State Security]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.KGB - formerly the predominant security police organization of Soviet RussiaKGB - formerly the predominant security police organization of Soviet Russia
Russian agency - an administrative agency of the Russian government
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Translations

KGB

N (in former USSR) → KGB f
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KGB

[ˌkeɪdʒiːˈbiː] n abbrKGB m
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KGB

nKGB m
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KGB

[ˌkeɪdʒiːˈbiː] n abbr the KGBil KGB
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