Definition of OGPU in English:

OGPU

(also Ogpu)

Pronunciation /ˌōˌjēˌpēˈyo͞o//ˈäɡˌpo͞o/

proper noun

  • An organization for investigating and combating counterrevolutionary activities in the former Soviet Union, existing from 1922 (1922–23 as the GPU) to 1934 and replacing the Cheka. It was absorbed into the NKVD in 1934.

Origin

Acronym from Russian Obʺedinënnoe gosudarstvennoe politicheskoe upravlenie ‘United State Political Directorate’.

Pronunciation

OGPU

/ˌōˌjēˌpēˈyo͞o//ˈäɡˌpo͞o/