Lavrentiy Beria

Lavrentiy Beria

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Lavrentiy Pavlovich Beria (29 March 1899 - 23 December 1953) was a Georgian Soviet politician, and chief of the Soviet security and secret police apparatus (NKVD) under Joseph Stalin.Beria was the longest lived and most influential of Stalin's secret police chiefs, wielding his most substantial influence during and shortly after World War II, when he simultaneously administrated vast sections of the Soviet state and served as de facto Marshal of the Soviet Union in command of the dreaded NKVD field units, responsible for anti-partisan reprisal operations on both friendly and enemy civilian populations and the apprehension and summary execution of thousands of "turncoats, deserters, cowards and suspected malingerers." Beria administered the vast expansion of the Gulag slave labor camps, and was primarily responsible for the Katyn massacre. He attended the Yalta Conference with Stalin, who introduced him to U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt as "our Himmler."show more

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  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 268g
  • Chrono Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135919148
  • 9786135919141