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|Description:||Ivan Aleksandrovich SEROV. Said to be a close friend of Stalin, SEROV was a GPU/NKVD veteran who became deputy minister of Internal Affairs under Beria and was one of those few to survive the purge of Beria's adherents, becoming Chairman of the Committee of State Security.|
|Date:||1956 Mar 18 - 1959 Jan 13|
|Held by:||The National Archives, Kew|
|Former reference in its original department||PF 69442 VOL 2|
|Legal status:||Public Record|
|Access conditions:||Retained Until 2014|
|Record opening date:||28 February 2014|