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Old 11-18-2011, 07:04 AM   #1
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Karapetjan, Mihail Avetikovich, Lieutenant-Colonel, OGPU/NKVD/KGB

Mainly documents in the group. (All items, by the way, have been passed through Nota Bene and given his "thumbs-up".)

Born Darbaz, Armenia 14 December 1904.

Joined Armenian Cheka in 1920.

In North Caucasus Railway OGPU in January 1931. Allowed free train travel.
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Old 11-18-2011, 07:06 AM   #2
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Awarded Korovin TK pistol for 12th anniversary of Chekist service on Chekist Day, 20 December 1932.

Translates: "Glorious Chekist Comrade Karapetjan on the 12 year anniversary of the GPU from workers of the Union of Transport Workers"

Korovin TK (introduced 1926). Quoting (Энциклопедия оружия - современное стрелковое оружие “Most TK pistols were either issued as self-defence weapons for high ranking officers of Red Army or above-average officials of Communists [sic] party and Soviet government, or were used as presentational pieces for various achievements.” (Representative pistol shown.)
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Old 11-18-2011, 07:08 AM   #3
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Re: Lt-Colonel Mikhail Avetikovich Karapetyan, KGB

Working at the Leninakan office of the OGPU in 1933.
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Old 11-18-2011, 07:11 AM   #4
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An NKVD Major with the 6th Armenian NKVD Border Guards District in July 1941 (likely unit commander).

Deputy of the Armenian Communist Party's Central Committee in December 1941.

Awarded NKVD Distinguished Employee badge by NKGB decree on 17 March 1945. The "egg" actually issued from MVD of the USSR, though the entry says he was awarded it on 17 March 1945 for “successful fulfilment of assignments” but it was actually ISSUED to him 28 February 1959 by the Deputy Minister of the MVD of the USSR.
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Old 11-18-2011, 07:18 AM   #5
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Re: Lt-Colonel Mikhail Avetikovich Karapetyan, KGB

ID from NKGB of the Armenian SSR, ID issued 5 June 1945 good until end of year – as Lieutenant Colonel (he was Senior Lt in the 2 1930s above) of State Security, commanding Leningradsky "GO" (?? Security District ??) of the Armenian SSR.

(Slightly out of order. Sorry.)
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Old 11-18-2011, 07:19 AM   #6
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Lieutenant-Colonel of the Armenian NKGB in Leninakan in July 1945.

Served under diplomatic cover in Soviet Embassies in Beirut and Tehran, 1946-47.

Deputy of the Armenian Supreme Soviet in 1947.

Deputy of the Armenian Communist Party's Central Committee in 1947.

Colonel in the MGB, head of the Leninakan, Armenia MGB, 1950.

Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs (MVD) of Armenia, 1951-52.

Director of Jail #4, Armenia. 1953. (Who did he anger to get that demotion?)

Retired, with rank of KGB Colonel, after 30 years state security service, 1957. (Plus 7 in MVD.)

Awarded new MVD document for NKVD badge on 23 February 1959. (See above.)

(Research by the previous custodian. And thanks, again, to Nota Bene!)
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Old 11-18-2011, 09:35 AM   #7
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Re: Lt-Colonel Mikhail Avetikovich Karapetyan, KGB

A really, really great group !
It's nice to see original state security documents for a change.
Thanks for sharing it! :thumbsup
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Old 11-18-2011, 10:13 AM   #8
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Re: Lt-Colonel Mikhail Avetikovich Karapetyan, KGB

Would this be a partial group as there is no "victory" medal (Military or Labour)? I put Karapetjan in the Russian site and there are 13 pages of them even a few Mihails but this chap is missing. Not too surprising that the man from CHEKA didn't turn up on the site though even if he did get awarded any state awards during 41-45.
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Old 11-18-2011, 11:54 AM   #9
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Re: Lt-Colonel Mikhail Avetikovich Karapetyan, KGB

Oh, this is very, very broken. Other than the "egg" and the weapon plate, there are no awards. If there were, you'd have seen them. And from his pictures, he clearly has medals/ribbons, so I assume the other items are scattered to the four winds. All too common?

And, as KGB, research chances are poor at best.
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Re: Lt-Colonel Mikhail Avetikovich Karapetyan, KGB

That's a shame but even having parts in a collection is considerably better than nothing at all...

Wonder if any info will pop uon the site before it ceases adding new information.
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