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Genrikh Samuilovich Liushkov

State security officer

Genrikh Liushkov, USSR State security officer.

Background

Liushkov, Genrikh was born in 1900.

Career

Protege of Ezhov. Took the place of Deribas as head of the Secret Operations Department of the NKVD. In order to escape the purges, which threatened him personally, defected to Japan, 1939, taking with him many sensitive secrets. Kept under close supervision by Japanese security police and shot by them just before the Japanese defeat.