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NKGB

abbreviation for
(Historical Terms) (formerly) People's Commissariat of State Security: the Soviet secret police from 1943 to 1946
[from Russian Narodny komissariat gosudarstvennoi bezopasnosti]
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Somebody (Odessa, the NKGB, the Hungarian Secret Police?) has broken the criminals out of jail, and he must track them down again.
(19) With the exception of short periods, from 1941 on two ministries (people's commissariats until 1946) existed side by side: the Ministry (Committee from 1954 on) of Public Security (NKGB, MGB, then KGB) and the Ministry of Internal Affairs (the NKVD, later the MVD).
He is also attributed with creating a vast spy network and totalitarian police state through the expansion of the Soviet secret police--the GPU, OGPU, NKVD, and then NKGB (forerunners to the KGB).
Metropolitan Josyf (Slipyj), who succeeded Metropolitan Andrey as archbishop of Lviv, was aware that the metropolitans palace was under NKGB surveillance.
In the subsequent months the Katyn lie was reinforced by fabricated "evidence" provided by the Soviet security departments NKVD and NKGB. In early 1944, the Special State Commission, headed by Nikolai Budenko, presented to the world the complete official Soviet version of the atrocities against Poles.
Stalin, on the other hand, was fully prepared to manipulate the conference, thanks to the extensive preparations made by the NKGB, the state foreign intelligence agency.
The local party and secret police (NKGB) registered inhabitants' complaints about poor food and difficult living conditions by examining their outgoing telegrams and letters.
They were killed by the NKGB (Russian abbreviation for the People's Commissariat for State Security) and subsequently the MGB (Ministry of State Security), the predecessors of the KGB (Committee for State Security).
Certainly Stalin's secret services (the CPU, NKVD, NKGB, MVD) compared in depravity with Hitler's Gestapo and the SS, but Russia's post-Stalin secret services have not always acted worse than our own FBI or CIA.