Death In The Kremlin: THE OTHER FOUR

In the order listed in the official communiqué

Lavrenty Pavlovich Beria, 53, Deputy Premier, Minister of he Interior, head of the secret police. A Georgian like Stalin, of poor peasant family, graduated in architecture, joined the Bolsheviks in 1917, the secret police in 1921. Brought to Moscow by Stalin in 1938 to head the secret police after Yezhov was purged. Operates the largest slavelabor economy in the world, exploiting some 14 million prisoners; also bosses the Red A-bomb project. Elected to the Politburo, 1946. Looks not like a cop but a bald, shrewdeyed, pmce-nezed scholar; is quiet, methodical, enjoys the arts,...

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