Talk:Lavrentiy Beria

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Everyking's revision[edit]

  • I think it is precisely right. Someone else apparently seemed to think that the info about his personal murders and rapes belonged in the first paragraph but, compared to the millions of other deaths he was responsible for, I for one think it is of minor importance.

The CIA on Beria?[edit]

Are we seriously setting up CIA internet internal documents-- and they look like notes, like contemporary documents, like they're not even finished reports, even....

I mean, now, the CIA is a serious, objective source of information on Beria? Really?

Isn't that a little.... ironic, to say the least?

I mean, I know that Russian has *those funny letters*, but....

I mean, c'mon.

Come on.

It's like the Taco Bell assessment of Burger King or something.

Let's get real.

Kwiataprilensis (talk) 21:14, 21 January 2013 (UTC)

"TheGovernor3 moved page Lavrentiy Beria to Lavrentiy Beriya"[edit]

Someone please reevert this ASAP. --Niemti (talk) 21:25, 11 March 2013 (UTC)

Yes, certainly, per WP:Common name. Moved back.My very best wishes (talk) 04:17, 5 May 2013 (UTC)

Further source: Richard Rhodes[edit]

I read "The Making of the Atomic Bomb" by Richard Rhodes and there is further detail in the book about Beria including his arrest and execution. The book says that on arrest all the buttons were cut from his cloths to hamper any escape attempt. I expect there are further details of interest to those curious about this man194.176.105.135 (talk) 12:54, 9 October 2013 (UTC)

1938[edit]

Something is missing in the part about 1938. 'The Great purge started in august 1938 ... and ended in 1938' should that be in december maybe? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 93.125.148.175 (talk) 22:44, 18 October 2013 (UTC)

Person in the background in photo with Svetlana[edit]

This has come up before (see discussion here in the archives). The identity of the person sitting behind Beria is unknown. Sadly anonymous editors seem to like playing detective, and even more sadly the current state of affairs has persisted since 2011.

Because this seems to be the kind of thing that slips in and is never checked, I have changed the caption to state that the man in the picture has not been conclusively identified, with a source. Any editor that thinks he or she knows better is invited to provide a source saying so rather than simply playing drive-by Sherlock Holmes. That this kind of misinformation should persist on an article as important as this one for so many years is very upsetting.Eniagrom (talk) 17:33, 6 May 2015 (UTC)