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Red Army
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Name of the armed forces of Soviet Russia from 1918, and of the Soviet Union from 1922 onward. Unlike the military of the Czarist era, the Red Army offered Jews numerous opportunities for advancement. In the 1920s and 1930s, generals like Iona E. Yakir (1896–1937) or Semyon M. Krivoschein (1899–1978) were among the prominent modernizers of the Red Army, distinguishing themselves as commanders in battles fought …

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Makhalova, Irina, “Red Army”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017. Consulted online on 08 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0756>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20221116

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