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a police force that operates in secrecy (usually against persons suspected of treason or sedition)

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The NKVD and the People's Commissariat for State Security (NKGB) effectively took full control over the initially weak coordination of the investigation.
mobilizuotas i Raudonaja armija, o tiksliau--i specialuji NKVD filtravimo lageri.
Now, for the first time in English, we have an account of prison life by an employee of the NKVD - there were some 100.
Others thought that NKVD was infiltrated by fascists--the true enemies of the Soviet people.
London, June 10(ANI): The long black leather coats once favoured by Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin's henchmen, the murderous NKVD, are making a comeback among Russia's secret police, the Federal Security Service (FSB).
In his address the Polish diplomat reminded of Bulgarian Doctor, Marko Markov, who took part in the work of the international Red Cross commission in 1943, and was later sentenced to death by the People's Tribunal of the Communist regime because he had confirmed the slaughter of 21 857 Polish officers by the Soviet NKVD - best known as the Main Directorate for State Security.
Best known of them is the Eighth Quartet, where the repeated thuds have been solemnly described by certain critics as denoting anti-aircraft fire and, alternatively, as denoting the NKVD knocking on Shostakovich's door.
The pain of the tragedy echoed across the world as disbelieving Poles watched the region where the Soviet NKVD massacred more than 20,000 Polish officers in 1940 come back to haunt them again.
Color illustrations of Army, Air Force, Navy and NKVD personnel accompany a survey of the Soviet forces to the first months of the war.
In mid-November 1937--at that time I was still studying at the Yerevan Kurdish Technical Institute--I was awakened by NKVD [in Russian, this is the abbreviation for the People's Commissariat Internal Affairs, the public and secret police organization of the USSR during the era of Stalin] workers who asked me to follow them.
In Paris, the volunteers were interviewed by an NKVD agent to weed out potential deviationists and Trotskyites and were asked to hand over their passports.
In 1940, approximately 4,000 Polish military officers held as POWs were each shot in the back of the head by Stalin's NKVD secret police--a monstrous breach of war convention.
Imprisoned by the NKVD (People's Commissariat for Internal Affairs) at Nomme on Oct.
After 70 years of denial, Russia's leadership (if not yet ordinary Russians) were ready to admit that Joseph Stalin's NKVD (precursor to the KGB) slaughtered more than 20,000 Polish officers, intellectuals, and clergy in the nearby Katyn forest in 1940.