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NKVD–MVD–MGB internal military forces of USSR on the territory of the Soviet Baltic in 1944–1953: institutional aspects of activity

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The relevance of the study is due to the fact that at present, not only in the Baltics, but also in our country, there are many negative interpretations of the 1944–1953 events, which took place in the Baltic region. In this regard, in the Baltics are increasingly heard statements that in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia innocently suffered in the postwar period, “forest brothers” who were hiding from the Stalinist regime. Today on the streets of Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia proudly marching “forest brothers” and veterans of SS divisions, while veterans of the Great Patriotic War are judged for the “genocide” of Nazi accomplices of the Sonderkommando. To date, the events that took place in the Baltic Region in 1944–1953 are of particular interest to researchers. Our task is to show the general public what tasks faced the internal military forces of the NKVD–MVD–MGB of the USSR on the territory of the Soviet Baltic States in 1944–1953. The facts collected and systematized in this study show the specifics of the activities of the internal military forces of the NKVD–MVD–MGB of the USSR in ensuring public safety in the Baltic States during this period. As a result of the activities of the NKVD–MVD–MGB internal military forces of the USSR by 1953 in the Baltic Region, the nationalist movement as such no longer existed.

Keywords

internal military forces of the NKVD–MVD–MGB of the USSR; Baltic Republics; nationalist underground resistance; banditry; bandit groups

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DOI

10.20310/1810-0201-2019-24-183-237-243

UDC

93/94

Pages

237-243

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Received

2019-07-04

Section of issue

National history

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