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Beria (Russia) III


Lead: After clawing his way to the top of the ailing Joseph Stalin's pyramid of bureaucratic terror, Lavrentiy Beria seemed set to succeed the maximum leader. Intro. A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts. Content: In 1938 Stalin brought him to Moscow after Beria had distinguished himself as the bloody

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Beria (Russia) II


Lead: Of the henchmen of Joseph Stalin, none struck fear in the hearts of Russians quite like Lavrentiy Pavlovich Beria. Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts. Content: Born of Georgian peasant stock in 1899, Beria became a Marxist sympathizer while attending technical college in Azerbaijan. At the fall

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Beria (Russia) I


Lead: In a history punctuated by rulers noted for their villainy, Russia produced few leaders as efficiently cruel or as feared as Stalin's exterminator, Lavrentiy Pavlovich Beria. Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts. Content: In his long rule over the Soviet Union Joseph Stalin acquired a reputation for

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