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Comrade Leon Trotsky, co-leader of the Bolshevik Revolution and founder of the Soviet Red Army, with Red Guards during the Russian Civil War.

“Looking for illustrations to go with the Trotsky biography, I found this photograph that I hadn’t seen before from the civil war period – I am struck especially by the faces of the workers around him, reflecting such determination to defend their revolution.”

Via Paul Le Blanc