USSR key dates - Topic 3

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Cheka (secret police) established under the leadership of Felix Dzerzhinsky. Its task was to act against counter revolution and sabotage.
1917
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Cheka replaced by the GPU after the civil war
1922
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GPU replaced by OGPU and became a body that took orders and instructions from the leadership of the communist party
1923
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OGPU merged with an enlarged interior ministry and became the NKVD
1934
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Yagoda in charge of the NKVD
1934-1936
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Yezhov in charge of the NKVD
1936-1938
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Beria in charge of the NKVD
1938-1953
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Secret police given the powers in monitoring and dealing with any disloyalty and deserters of the Red Army
1941
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Red Army started to overrun areas previously captured by the Germans. In these areas, Beria set up special Departments to root out traitors, deserters and cowards
1943
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The Trial of Joseph Brodsky: a poet who was arrested and expelled from the SU because he was accused of 'parasitism'
1964
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The Trial of Anderi Sinyavsky and Yuli Daniel: both had written short novels which depicted life in the SU as harsh and surreal. Sentenced to time in prison, which sent a clear warning to others.
1966
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Measures had succeeded ini keeping the dissident groups small and divided
Late 1970s
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25% of population believed in God
1980s
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