Typolithography of the Military Academy of the RKKA named for M.V. Frunze, Moscow
Mikhail Vasilyevich Frunze (1885-1925) was the People's Commissar for Military and Naval Affairs in 1925. An important Bolshevik military commander during the Russian Civil War, his name was bestowed upon the Moscow Academy of the General Staff of the Workers’ and Peasants’ Red Army (a.k.a. Red Military Academy) from 1925 to 1998. The academy was considered the training ground for up-and-coming officers and it was one of the most prestigious military educational institutes in the USSR.
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