Model 1937 Summer weight GULAG prisoner transport guard's visor cap made of canvas material with cloth covered visor, buttons and chinstrap. Condition: Very good original condition -- showing very minor wear, but some staining throughout. The NKVD or People's Commisariat for Internal Affairs was a government department which handled a number of the Soviet Union's affairs of state. The NKVD is best known for the Main Directorate for State Security (GUGB), which succeeded the OGPU and the Cheka as the secret police agency of the Soviet Union. The GUGB was instrumental in Stalin's ethnic cleansing and genocides, and was responsible for massacres of civilians and other war crimes.Many consider the NKVD to be a criminal organization, mostly for the activities of GUGB officers and investigators, as well as supporting NKVD troops and GULAG guards. In addition to its state security and police functions, however, some of its departments handled other matters, such as transport, fire guards, border guard (NKVD Border Troops), etc.
The tasks that were traditionally assigned to the Ministry of the Interior (MVD). Reference Image: (Not a part of this lot). Please see my other auctions for a similar items. Funds within 10 days of notification. The item "1937 RARE RUSSIAN USSR NKVD GULAG GUARD UNIFORM VISOR CAP" is in sale since Wednesday, November 23, 2011.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Russia\Hats & Helmets". The seller is "doubledecker_auctions" and is located in Boston. This item can be shipped worldwide.