04 9 / 2014
The Red Army (Krasnaya Armiya) was the name for the Military Forces in Russia. It served from 1918 to 1946. The word ‘red’ symbolized the blood shed in the fights. The Red Army was found right after the Russian Revolution ended, in 1917, and the Bolsheviks came to power. It was officially founded in February 23, 1918. This was when the Soviet Republic announced the first victory if the Red Army against the Germans. Weeks later the Bolsheviks signed the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk with Germany to get peace; which never came since after that Russia sank into the Civil War. Some historians say that the victory for the Red Army never happened. Anyhow, Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus celebrate the February 23.
Lenin was the leader of The Bolsheviks. When he entered the Government Party, he promised Russia peace. They wanted to destroy the capitalist system and introduce communism, and so they did. All they wished was to seize their power and create disorder in Russia, so the Revolution would start a new phase. Anyhow, they promised the Russians a good life; they offered jobs, services, and most importantly peace.
The Winter Palace during the Russian Revolution. Picture taken in January 1917.