Lavrenti Pavlovich Beria

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Noun1.Lavrenti Pavlovich Beria - Soviet chief of secret police under Joseph Stalin; was executed by his associates in the power struggle following Stalin's death (1899-1953)
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As Lavrentiy Beria, the ruthless head of Joseph Stalin's NKVD (later the KGB), bluntly put it, "Show me the man and I'll find you the crime."
The plot of the film turns on the distinction between Khrushchev's consummate mediocrity and the one character possessed of ttue brilliance, NKVD chief Lavrentiy Beria, played with great panache by Simon Russell Beale.
The finger was pointed at head of the Soviet secret police Lavrentiy Beria, although no firm evidence has ever appeared.
Did the feared Lavrentiy Beria (Simon Russell Beale) really give a minion specific instructions ("Shoot her first, but make sure he sees it") when disposing of enemies of the state?
On whether he thinks the film is applicable to issues such as Donald Trump and Brexit, 56-yearold acclaimed theatre actor Simon Russell Beale, who takes on the character of Lavrentiy Beria, says: "I think throughout history it's been about improvising, about making it up as you go along, in the political world.
"And it does, but it sounds like it's set everywhere, always, because all politicians are liars and selfcentred lunatics." On whether he thinks the film is applicable to issues such as Donald Trump and Brexit, 56-year-old acclaimed theatre actor Simon Russell Beale, who takes on the character of Lavrentiy Beria, says: "I think throughout history it's been about improvising, about making it up as you go along, in the political world.