One Russian's Search For His Great-Grandfather's Soviet Police Killers.

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A murder puzzle has consumed this man's family for generations.

One man has spent four years trying t find out what happened to his great-grandfather who was executed by Stalin.

Stepan Ivanovich Karagodin (center) was executed in 1938 after being deemed a Japanese spy amid dictator Josef Stalin's Great Terror.

Stepan Ivanovich Karagodin (center) was executed in 1938 after being deemed a Japanese spy amid dictator Josef Stalin's Great Terror.

Denis Karagodin had something important to say when he walked into the regional branch of Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) – the main successor agency to the Soviet KGB – in the Siberian city of Tomsk.

"There's been a murder," Karagodin, now a 33-year-old designer, told the major manning the front desk.

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