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Moscow chekists during the civil war, 1918-1921

@inproceedings{Patterson1991MoscowCD,
  title={Moscow chekists during the civil war, 1918-1921},
  author={Michelle Jane Patterson},
  year={1991}
}
When the Bolshevlk party embarked on its vision of transforming Russia into the world's first communist state, it required balancing the long term goal of constructing this future society with the short term exigencies of remaining in power. The operation of the Moscow Cheka illustrates how the Bolsheviks balanced the role of ideology and the impact of circumstance in the establishment of Soviet rule. This thesis analyses the role, both formal and actual, of the Moscow Cheka between 1918 and… 
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