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Nikita Fedorovich Karatsiupa

Nikita Karatsiupa, USSR Security services officer, dog handler.

Background

  • Karatsiupa, Nikita was born on April 25, 1910 in Alekseevka near Dnepropetrovsk in the Ukraine. Son of a peasant.

  • Career

    • Served from the early 1930s in border-guard detachments under the control of the NKVD-Committee for State Security. Specialized in the training of dogs (Alsatians for tracking and concentration camp duties). Until his retirement in 1961, managed to catch about 500 people trying to cross the Soviet border.

      One of the most qualified dog handlers in the Soviet state security system. Hero of the Soviet Union, 1965. Awarded the Order of Lenin and other high awards.

    Religion

    No religious basis is needed in order to display ethical behavior.

    Views

    The emphasis on peaceful coexistence doesn’t mean that the Soviet Union accepted a static world with clear lines. Socialism is inevitable and the "correlations of forces" were moving towards socialism.

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    Died 1988
    (aged 77)
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