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Gestapo and KGB – Past and present

When thinking about secret police, the first organizations that usually come on our mind are KGB (also known as NKVD and MGB) and Gestapo. To young people these organizations are also known from different movies, TV-shows and documentaries. Though, those two organisations were located in different parts of Europe and under different rules, the aim of them was the same – to protect the power and retain dictatorship. People were eavesdropped, dissidents were sent into dark cold prisons and cellars.