The Communist Vanguard
'Close ties with the workers guarantees the might of the Red Army'
EXTRACT FOR SUBSCRIBERS ONLY. Orlando Figes, Revolutionary Russia, 1891-1991 (2014), pp.42-7
'We Communists are people of a special brand,' Stalin said in 1924. 'We are made of better stuf...There is nothing higher than the honour of belonging to this army.' The Bolsheviks saw themselves as the bearers of virtues and responsibilities that distinguished them from the rest of society...
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