Soviet Union. Cheka

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Cheka First secret police of the Soviet Union. Formed shortly after the Russian Revolution, its purpose was to seek out and punish all anti-Bolshevik activity.

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Cheka (ˈtʃɛkə) Chrezvychainaya Comissiya (Russian: Extraordinary Commission (for Fighting Counter-Revolution and Sabotage); forerunner of KGB)