Correspondence, reports, and investigative files relating to secret police and intelligence activities, dissident and anti-Soviet
activities, and repatriation and nationalism issues, in Estonia, and to Russian refugees in Estonia before 1940 and post-World
War II Estonian refugees in western Europe. Digital copies.
The People's Commissariat of Internal Affairs (NKVD) of the Estonian SSR was established by order No. 001067 of 29 August
1940 as a territorial division of the USSR NKVD. From August 1940 through February 1941 operational work was conducted by
the State Security Directorate of the NKVD of the Estonian SSR. In February 1941, the USSR NKVD was divided into two commissariats:
NKVD and People's Commissariat of State Security (NKGB). In July 1941, the two commissariats were merged again, with the NKVD
in charge of operational work.
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