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NKVD

abbr.
Narodnyĭ Kommissariat Vnutrennikh Del (People's Commissariat of Internal Affairs)
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NKVD

abbreviation for
(Historical Terms) (formerly) People's Commissariat of Internal Affairs: the Soviet police and secret police from 1934 to 1943: the police from 1943 to 1946
[from Russian Narodny komissariat vnutrennikh del People's Commissariat of Internal Affairs]
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NKVD

or N.K.V.D.,

the Soviet police and secret police from 1934 to 1943, existing as the police only until 1946.
[< Russian N(aródnyĭ) K(omissariát) V(nútrennikh) D(el) People's Commissariat of Internal Affairs]
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After 1938, the purges hit the regime's diplomatic corps and Narkomindel with the full force of the People's Commissariat of Internal Affairs (Narodnyi komissariat vnutrennikh del, NKVD).
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