The Russian Civil War

It was almost inevitable that the October Revolution would lead to a devastating Russian Civil War waged by forces hostile to socialism. Indeed, Lenin had predicted this very outcome. At the end of October 1917, a military advance by troops loyal to Kerensky reached the outskirts of Petrograd but was defeated by Red Guards organised by the MRC.

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It was almost inevitable that the October Revolution would lead to a devastating Russian Civil War waged by forces hostile to socialism. Indeed, Lenin had predicted this very outcome. At the end of October 1917, a military advance by troops loyal to Kerensky reached the outskirts of Petrograd but was defeated by Red Guards organised by the Military Revolutionary Committee (MRC).

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6. Sputnik Defend Petrograd 1917
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Poster reproduction of Alexandr Apsit (1880-1944).

The Petrograd Defence of 1919.

The Red Army enacted military operations which aimed to protect Petrograd in May-December 1919. General...

23. Sputnik_Throw Wrangel into the Black Sea

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Baron Wrangel originally served in the Russian Imperial Army. After the Revolution, he was active in anti-Bolshevik movements. Towards the end of the Russian Civil War, he became a...

33. Sputnik_00743936.Ivan Fedko Civil War Hero

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IVAN FEDKO

Ivan Fedko originally fought for the Imperial Russian Army during World War 1 but joined the Bolsheviks near the war's end. During the Russian Civil War, he...

22. Sputnik_Solemn Promise on Joining Workers’ and Peasants’ Red Army 1919

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This agritprop poster by made by artist D. Moor. The original is at the State Lenin Library of the USSR (State Russian Museum...

26. Sputnik – Keep the Revolutionary Pace, Restless Enemy is Not Asleep

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This is revolutionary era poster, from 1919, by artist Anatoly Petritsky [1895-1964], with text by poet Aleksandr Blok [1880-1921...

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