RUSSIA: Death of a Policeman

Lavrenty P. Beria, a man who ordered the death of millions, was himself put to death last week. After a secret trial that lasted five days, the Kremlin announced that this "frenzied, insolent plotter . . . this contemptible Judas" had been found guilty of murder, espionage, treason, sabotage and perversion. He was condemned to the "highest degree of punishment, with confiscation of all property and removal of all titles and decorations" (seven Medals of the Soviet Union, five Orders of Lenin).

With Beria, Marshal of the Soviet Union, were sentenced six of...

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