Definition of OGPU in English:

OGPU

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(also Ogpu)
  • An organization for investigating and combating counter-revolutionary activities in the former Soviet Union, existing from 1922 (1922-3 as the GPU) to 1934 and replacing the Cheka. It was absorbed into the NKVD in 1934.

Origin

acronym from Russian Obʺedinënnoe gosudarstvennoe politicheskoe upravlenie 'United State Political Directorate'.

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