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Lavrenty Beria

Lavrenty BeriaAKA Lavrenty Pavlovich Beria

Born: 29-Mar-1899
Birthplace: Merkheuli, Georgia, Russian Empire
Died: 23-Dec-1953
Location of death: Moscow, Russia
Cause of death: Execution
Remains: Cremated (ashes scattered)

Gender: Male
Religion: Atheist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Government

Nationality: Russia
Executive summary: Chief of the NKVD, 1940-46

Father: Pavel Khukhaevich Beria (peasant)
Wife: Nina
Son: Sergo

    Soviet Minister Internal Affairs (1953)
    Member of the Soviet Politburo (1946-53)
    Soviet Official Chief, NKVD (1940-46)
    Soviet Official Deputy Chief, NKVD (1938-40)
    Soviet Official Party Secretary, Georgian SSR (1931-38)
    Soviet Official Chief, Georgian GPU (1926-31)
    Soviet Official Deputy Chief, Georgian GPU (1922-26)
    Subversion Azerbaijan (1919)
    Treason Moscow, arrested by Georgi Zhukov (26-Jun-1953)
    Shot: Firing Squad by order of Nikita Khrushchev (1953)
    Communist Party
    Order of Lenin 29-Mar-1949

Appears on the cover of:
Time, 22-Mar-1948, DETAILS: The Sage at the Keyhole is King
Time, 20-Jul-1953, DETAILS: Purge of the Purger


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