The Blue Army

Holodomor AvatarWhile generally a Green movement organisation the Tambov resistance was provided the specific designation ‘Blue Army’ under Aleksandr Antonov who organized both a highly effective peasant opposition and a remarkable information network that infiltrated even the Tambov Cheka. He also organized a propaganda service that distributed tracts and proclamations denouncing the “Bolshevik commissarocracv” and mobilized the peasants around key popular demands such as the end of crop seizure, the elimination of Bolshevik commissariats, and the disbanding of the Cheka.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s