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Vasili Blokhin
by Jesse Russell and Ronald Cohn




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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles Vasili Mikhailovich Blokhin (7 January 1895 - 3 February 1955) was a Soviet Major-General who served as the chief executioner of the Stalinist NKVD under the administrations of Genrikh Yagoda, Nikolai Yezhov and Lavrenty Beria. Hand-picked for the position by Joseph Stalin in 1926, Blokhin led a company of executioners that performed and supervised numerous mass executions during Stalin's reign (mostly during the Great Purge and World War II). Blokhin is recorded as having personally executed tens of thousands of prisoners by his own hand, including 7,000 condemned Polish POWs in one protracted mass execution-making him the most prolific official executioner in recorded world history. He was awarded both the Order of the Badge of Honor (1937) and the Order of the Red Banner (1941).

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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles Vasili Mikhailovich Blokhin (7 January 1895 - 3 February 1955) was a Soviet Major-General who served as the chief executioner of the Stalinist NKVD under the administrations of Genrikh Yagoda, Nikolai Yezhov and Lavrenty Beria. Hand-picked for the position by Joseph Stalin in 1926, Blokhin led a company of executioners that performed and supervised numerous mass executions during Stalin's reign (mostly during the Great Purge and World War II). Blokhin is recorded as having personally executed tens of thousands of prisoners by his own hand, including 7,000 condemned Polish POWs in one protracted mass execution-making him the most prolific official executioner in recorded world history. He was awarded both the Order of the Badge of Honor (1937) and the Order of the Red Banner (1941).


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  • ISBN-13: 9785511274553
  • ISBN-10: 5511274550
  • Publisher: Book on Demand Ltd.
  • Publish Date: January 2013
  • Page Count: 136
  • Dimensions: 8.27 x 5.83 x 0.29 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.38 pounds


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