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Born in Korta, a village near Kutaisi, Serghei (Sergo) Arsenievici (Artenievici) Goglidze joined the Cheka in 1921. He served with GPU-NKVD border troops, rising through the ranks. In 1934 he was appointed People's Commissar of Internal Affairs of the Transcaucasian SFSR, and, from 1937, of the Georgian SSR. Goglidze was a close associate and friend of Lavrentiy Beria, who promoted Goglidze to these high-level positions.
In 1941, he was appointed Plenipotentiary of the People's Commissar's Council in Moldavia (Romanian territory, occupied by Soviet Union following the ultimatum of June 26, 1940, itself a direct consequence of the Ribbentrop-Molotov pact), and was put in charge of a major deportation. In July 1941, after the start of the war, he was moved to Khabarovsk, working as a chief of the Soviet security apparatus in the Far East.
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