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RUSSIAN KGB CREATOR DZERZHINSKY POLISH MEDAL

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Russian KGB creator Dzerzhinsky Polish medal. Issued by Polish Military Political Academy (Polish Army Comissars School). Size: 2 1/4" by 2 1/4". Very good condition. Feliks Dzerzhinsky, (1877-1926) Russian Bolshevik leader, head of the first Soviet secret-police organization. Son of a Polish nobleman, he was repeatedly arrested for revolutionary activities beginning in 1897. After the Russian Revolution of 1917, he headed the newly created Cheka, which became Soviet Russia's security-police agency. He organized the first concentration camps in Russia and acquired a reputation as a ruthless and fanatical communist. In 1924 he was given control of the Supreme Economic Council.

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