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