THE DECREE OF 29 DECEMBER 1917 - - THE ABOLITION OF RANKS IN THE BOLSHEVIK REVOLUTIONARY ARMY

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CIA-RDP73B00296R000100120004-4
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3
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December 12, 2016
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December 20, 2001
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4
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August 31, 1971
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MEMO
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Approved For Release 2002/01/22 : CIA-RDP73B00296R000100120004-4
31 August 1971
SUBJECT The Decree of 29 December 1917--The
Abolition of 'Ranks in the Bolshevik
Revolutionary Army
1. In the wake of the Bolshevik Party's sei-
zure of power in Petrograd and Moscow in October
1917, Lenin and Trotskiy set about the formation
of a government pledged to pull Russia out of the
war with Germany. As part of their efforts to do
this, the Bolsheviks adopted a decree in late