Thursday, November 9, 2017

Fact of the Day: Lavrentiy Beria

Lavrentiy Beria was one of Joseph Stalin's top subordinates during his rule as his lead the security of the Soviet Union and the NKVD. Stalin introduced him to FDR and referred to him as "Our Himmler"  to the president. If fate had been a little different, Beria could have been the most powerful man in the Soviet Union after Stalin's death. However Nikita Khrushchev opposed him and had Beria executed for treason once he took power. 

10 comments:

Pat Hatt said...

All a roll of the dice, or head I guess.

Birgit said...

I’m kind of glad that Khrushchev had him executed as Stalinwas a psychopath who killed millions so this guy is just too close to that killer

Christine said...

Interesting.

Moving with Mitchell said...

Not much changed after the Tsars... Just new Tsars.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

And good riddance too.

Fundy Blue said...

I hadn't remembered this person. He had a reputation for being uncompromisingly ruthless, and like others of his ilk, he groveled for mercy when condemned and prior to his execution.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Thank goodness for our peaceful transition between leaders.

stephen Hayes said...

Politics can be a cruel parent, and this guy probably got what he deserved.

Huggybear said...

This fellow was probably more wicked than Himmler, certainly had more blood on his hands.
Colin

Martha said...

A ruthless individual