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Ivan Aleksandrovich Serov (1905 - 1990), was leader of the KGB between 1954 and 1958.
In 1926, Serov became member of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. In 1939, he graduated in the Frunze Military Academy and began his career in the Internal Offices Affairs, in February of the same year. From 1939-1941, Serov was nominated Comissar of the Internal Affairs of the Ukraine SSR. From 1941-1945, he was the First Vice-Comissar of the NKVD in the Ukraine SSR and later vice-Comissar of the USSR NKVD. Between 1947-1953, he occupied the office of First vice-Minister of USSR Internal Affairs.
Later, he became leader of the KGB.