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Red Guard

Russian Bolshevik soldiers demonstrating in Petrograd.
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Първиятъ реводюционенъ отрядъ въ начадото на реводюцията.

Russian Bolshevik soldiers demonstrating in Petrograd.

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Първиятъ реводюционенъ отрядъ въ начадото на реводюцията.

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Red Guard - The Bolshevik forces.

The Red Guard was organized in the larger factories. By late October 1917, they had battalions of 500 to 600 men in the larger ones. On November 5, 1917, after Trotsky won over the garrison of the Fortress of St. Peter and St. Paul in Petersburg, and its arsenal, they were armed with an additional 10,000 small arms.