Stalin's secret police?
Cheka (Chrezvychaynaya Komissiya, Extraordinary Commission), from 1917.
NKVD (Narodnyy komissariat vnutrennikh del, People's Commissariat for Internal Affairs) 1934-1954.
After Stalin's death in 1953:
KGB (Komitet gosudarstvennoy bezopasnosti, Committee for State Security) 1954-1991.
Joseph Stalin's "secret police" were GPU; OGPU; GUGB; NKGB and the MGB. The following were NOT Stalin's "secret police." The Cheka was started by Lenin and became the GPU before Stalin took over. The NKVD is often referred to as a "secret police" force, but it wasn't just that. It was an internal security force that included regular uniformed police and firefighters. The "secret police" were agencies within the NKVD. Thus, the NKVD was not…
The Gestapo were like the upper ranks in a police department and were enforcers of the Nazi laws. The SS was entrusted with the commission of atrocities, illegal activities, and war crimes. The SS oversaw the isolation and displacement of Jews from the populations of the conquered territories, seizing their assets and deporting them to concentration camps and ghettos, where they were used as slave labor or immediately killed.
The soviet secret police were known as the NKVD. They are responsible for the death of millions under Joseph Stalin's rule. The Soviet secret police were first known as the "Cheka" from its acronym. It began under Vladimir Lenin. Then it was known as the GPU and shortly after that the OGPU, when the organization was given nation wide authority. The OGPU, still a secret police force, was later transferred into and became a department…
Stalin : He used the secret police to spy on people who threatened his authority. He also killed people in his own party because his power was somewhat sacred to him. Stalin also kept a close eye on people with the secret police and had guards to make sure everyone was doing their job. Hitler : He made the secret police kill Jewish people.
Joseph Stalin created this secret police group known as the NSVD. He had complete control over the people, and created a society of fear. People were afraid to talk bad about him. He once had a lady who worked at a movie theater arrested for the projector breaking and melted a picture of Stalins face that was disformed. Hope this helps. ~ Rob.S