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OGPU an organization for investigating and combating counter-revolutionary activities in the former Soviet Union, existing from 1922 (1922–3 as the GPU) to 1934 and replacing the Cheka.


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Ogpu (or OGPU) (ˈɒgpuː) Obyedinyonnoye Gosudarst vennoye Politicheskoye Upravleniye (Russian: United State Political Administration; Soviet state security system, 1923–34)