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Krasnaya Ploshchad


This official Soviet film dramatizes the formation of the Red Army and the historical figure Leon Trotsky is shown briefly, even though he remains unnamed. This is significant, because from the 1920s until the 1980s, public mention or depiction of Trotsky was not allowed. Trotsky was the founder of the Red Army and led it for the first six years of its existence, only later falling out of favor. The history of the Red Army is this: practically the whole Russian military ceased to function following the...more