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.

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