When Beria's fall from power began, Sarkisov passed the list to , the former wartime head of and now chief of the — the successor to the NKVD.
Beria appears in the third episode "Superbomb" of the four-part 2007 docudrama series , played by.
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His final moments bore great similarity to those of his own predecessor, NKVD Chief , who begged for his life before his execution in 1940.
After being arrested, he was tried for and other offenses, sentenced to death, and executed on 23 December 1953.
During this time, he began to attack fellow members of the Georgian Communist Party, particularly , who served as Minister of Education of the Georgian SSR.
According to , in a documentary, "Beria spent his nights having teenagers abducted from the streets and brought here for him to rape.
A coup d'état by , with help from Marshal of the Soviet Union , in June 1953 removed Beria from power.