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December 21, 2000 | From Associated Press
Russia's most visible KGB veteran, President Vladimir V. Putin, on Wednesday urged former colleagues to learn from the repressive past of Soviet-era secret services and to apply their skills toward defending democracy. Putin's speech in the Kremlin, followed by a concert and dinner, was timed to mark Chekist's Day, a Soviet-era holiday commemorating the Dec. 20, 1917, establishment of the secret police, the Cheka.
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December 21, 2000 | From Associated Press
Russia's most visible KGB veteran, President Vladimir V. Putin, on Wednesday urged former colleagues to learn from the repressive past of Soviet-era secret services and to apply their skills toward defending democracy. Putin's speech in the Kremlin, followed by a concert and dinner, was timed to mark Chekist's Day, a Soviet-era holiday commemorating the Dec. 20, 1917, establishment of the secret police, the Cheka.
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