Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/04/11

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Subject: [Leica] RUSSIAN KGB leica?"
From: msmall at (Marc James Small)
Date: Tue Apr 11 20:50:50 2006
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At 07:19 PM 4/11/06 -0700, Peter Klein wrote:
>Ted and other interested parties:
>The inscription, in Cyrillic (Russian) said, NKVD - USSR.
>The NKVD was the precursor of the KGB.  FED, the name of the camera, are 
>the initials of the founder of the NKVD.  He also built a factory that 
>trained orphans in trades, which is why the camera bears his name.  You can 
>read the full story here:
>(Marc James Small, please feel free to correct any inaccuracies).

Heavens!  No innacuracies, Peter.  Just bear in mind that the factory was
for the orphans of the folks Dzherzhinski had had killed.  This was a
factory to train those whose parents were unreliables to be Solid Citizens
of the Soviet Union.

Cha robh b?s fir gun ghr?s fir!

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