Soviet police system by Robert Conquest

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Published by F. A. Praeger in New York .

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  • Soviet Union.


  • Police -- Soviet Union,
  • Secret service -- Soviet Union

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Bibliography: p. 97-103.

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Statementedited by Robert Conquest.
SeriesThe Contemporary Soviet Union series: institutions and policies
LC ClassificationsHV8224 .C6
The Physical Object
Pagination103 p.
Number of Pages103
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5617664M
LC Control Number68026180

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