Lavrentiy Beria (1899–1953) — The “Heinrich Himmler” of the Soviet Union

The Georgian politician Lavrentiy Beria (1899–1953) entered the history books as the notorious head of the Russian secret service NKVD in the Cold War era. He was called ‘our Heinrich Himmler’ by Joseph Stalin. Who was Beria? And why did he have the reputation of being a Russian Himmler?

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Interested in almost everything but especially history, science and technology