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Narkomvoen (People's Commissariat for Military Affairs), Ukraine

Наркомвоена, Украины

The People's Commissariat for Military Affairs (Narkomvoen) was formed in late 1917 in the RSFSR (Russian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic). Its immediate tasks after formation were dealing with the mass demobilization of Imperial Army troops and the creation of the Red Army and Red Navy. Due to its far-reaching command over the Soviet Military, Narkomvoen utilized its own printing presses to disseminate literature and propaganda central to its mission. Narkomvoen, Ukraine was a branch that operated outside Narkomvoen headquarters in the RSFSR.


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