beria beria  /ˈbɛ ri ə/

Definition(s):

  • (n) Soviet chief of secret police under Joseph Stalin; was executed by his associates in the power struggle following Stalin's death (1899-1953)

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  1. Mr Putin said on national television that the arrests were "a sign of the political legacy of Lavrenty Pavlovich Beria".
    on Oct 1, 2006 By: Vladimir Putin Source: guardian.co.uk

  2. But Branson said: "BA-AA and I beria would be unacceptably dominant, with nearly half of all of the slots at Heathrow, leaving competitors powerless to take them on."
    on Aug 14, 2008 By: Richard Branson Source: RedOrbit

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