Cheka
Cheka early Soviet secret police, 1921, from Rus. initials of Chrezvychainaya Komissiya "Extraordinary Commission (for Combating Counter-Revolution);" set up 1917, superseded 1922 by G.P.U.

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  • Cheka —    The Extraordinary Commission for Combating Counter Revolution and Sabotage (Chrevzuychanaya komissiya po borbe s kontrarevolutsei i sabotazhem), or Cheka, was founded on 20 December 1917, only six weeks after the Bolshevik Revolution.… …   Historical dictionary of Russian and Soviet Intelligence

  • Cheka — Chekist, n. /che kah/, n. (in the Soviet Union) the state secret police organization (1917 22), succeeded by the GPU. Cf. KGB. [1920 25; < Russ Cheká, Vecheká, names of the initial letters of Vserossíiskaya chrezvycháinaya Kommíssiya (po bor bé s …   Universalium

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  • Cheka — noun The first of a succession of Soviet state security organizations, created in 1917 …   Wiktionary

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  • cheka — che·ka …   English syllables

  • Cheka — /ˈtʃɛkə/ (say chekuh) noun (formerly) the special commission in the Soviet Union for protection against counter revolution; the secret police. The name was used from 1917 to 1922, when it was charged to the GPU. {Russian che + ka, names of the… …   Australian English dictionary

  • cheka — ˈchā(ˌ)kä noun ( s) Etymology: Russian, from che + ka, names of initial letters of Chrezvychainaya Kommissiya extraordinary commission : secret police (as in a Communist dominated country) having virtually unrestrained power over life and death …   Useful english dictionary

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