S-Space College of Social Sciences (사회과학대학) Center for Social Sciences (사회과학연구원) 한국사회과학 사회과학과 정책연구 vol.02 (1980)
The Russian Red Guards in 1917: A Profile
- Wade, Rex A.
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- 서울대학교 사회과학연구원
- 사회과학과 정책연구, Vol.3 No.3, pp. 55-67
- Workers' armed bands formed at the factory played an extremely important role in the Russian Revolution of 1917. Possessing a variety of names-workers' militia, workers' druzhina (fighting detachment)-they are usually called by the term that came to be most common in the latter part of the year: Red Guards.
The Red Guards have received very little attention in studies on the revolution published outside the Soviet Union. These have, until the 1970s, focused on the Bolshevik party, the Provisional Government, and the major political figures of the revolution such as Alexander Kerensky, Paul Miliukov, General Lavr Kornilov. Even inside the Soviet Union the Red Grard's role in historical accounts has fluctuated with the political tides.