Definition of OGPU in English:

OGPU

Syllabification: OGPU
Pronunciation: /ˈägˌpo͞o
 
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(also Ogpu)
  • An organization for investigating and combating counterrevolutionary activities in the former Soviet Union, existing from 1922 (1922–23 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 'Unified State Political Directorate'.

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