Lavrenti Pavlovich Beria

Standard Name: Beria, Lavrenti Pavlovich
Used Form: Lavrenty Beria


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Textual Features Bernice Rubens
The family fortunes unroll under the heavy blows of history. Sasha is repeatedly imprisoned, every sojourn in the Gulag producing a dangerous novel. Soviet anti-semitism appears when his and Anna's son Dmitri divorces his Jewish...


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 's NKVD ) was shot dead in secret by a firing squad. He was cremated and his ashes dispersed by a fan.


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