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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

1919: Vladimir Lenin speaking to crowd

1919: Vladimir Lenin speaking to the crowd

In 1918, the Soviet Union’s recently formed Sovnarkom government established a branch of the armed forces dubbed the "Red Army." The following year, Russian revolutionary leader Vladimir Lenin celebrated the first anniversary of the army’s foundation in Red Square, Moscow. In this famous image, brought over from Russia by Dr. W.A. Wovschin, he makes an impassioned speech to Vsevobuch servicemen, calling on them to stay together for the "glory and safety of Russia.”

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