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23 December 1953: On orders from Nikita Krushchev, Lavrenty...
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23 December 1953
On orders from Nikita Krushchev
, Lavrenty Beria
(former head of Stalin
) was shot dead in secret by a firing squad. He was cremated and his ashes dispersed by a fan.