The relaxation of Soviet judicial practices with regard to collaborators, however, proceeded slowly, due to two factors: first, army and NKVD
officers strove to demonstrate their zeal; and second, a vengeful local populace also sometimes pressed for rough justice.
Venona decrypts of Soviet transmissions confirm his status as an NKVD
source, but they shed no light on his motivations.
During the darkest days of the Soviet Union, the chiefs of the NKVD
were the country's second most important officials.
record shows how the Soviets aimed to get rid of them" (293).
On 5 March 1940, acting on the proposal of the NKVD
head, the members of the Politburo of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the USSR approved the extrajudicial execution of Polish prisoners of war, which was to be carried out by NKVD
were directly under Stalin's control and made the KGB look like a gentle group therapy unit.
the [Soviet secret police[ NKVD
and the Gestapo were content aggregators.
Secret police forces throughout the region, trained by the Soviet's own NKVD
, solely pursued the interests of Moscow, targeting anyone who stood in the way of Communist domination.
In the subsequent months the Katyn lie was reinforced by fabricated "evidence" provided by the Soviet security departments NKVD
3]n Mercader del RA-o, a Spanish Communist and agent for Russia's notorious NKVD
intelligence agency, murdered the Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky in Mexico City in 1940 under orders from Joseph Stalin.
Initially known by the acronym MVD, the ministry's intelligence unit was renamed NKVD
Se demuestra que no fue enviado a Espana por Stalin o el Politburo, lo que reduce la aureola que se la habia atribuido al personaje, sino por el Comisariado del NKVD
--inteligencia politica, contraespionaje y seguridad--y que tambien fue este ultimo quien lo ascendio al cargo de maxima figura del NKVD