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Beria And The Beautiful Game

John O’Sullivan | Beyond The Last Man | 14th November 2019

When Stalin appointed the “toadish, bespectacled” Lavrenty Beria — a psychopath and a mass murderer — to run his secret police, the NKVD, in 1938, Beria inherited control of Dinamo Moscow, a top Soviet football club which was part of the NKVD’s empire. This was terrify…

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