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Felix Dzerzhinsky - Olga

apparently the 1926 funeral of felix dzerzhinsky. i think the front is kalinin, behind left is trotsky and kamenev, and on the right is stalin and bukharin. far left looks like rykov.

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Felix Dzerzhinsky-the first head of the Extraordinary Commission (later the NKVD and KGB). ethnic Poles

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On this day, 12/20, in 1917, "Iron Felix" Dzerzhinsky establishes the Cheka secret police, forerunner of the Soviet KGB.

20 Dec. 1917 - Cheka formed - Soviet state security force and forerunner to the KGB, under Felix Dzerzhinsky after decree by Lenin.