Definition of Smersh in English:

Smersh

Syllabification: Smersh
Pronunciation: /smərSH
 
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  • The popular name for the Russian counterespionage organization responsible for maintaining security within the Soviet armed and intelligence services.

Origin

abbreviation of Russian Smertʹ shpionam, literally 'death to spies'.

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