August 11, 1918: No.21
It has been made known through dispatches which I have received that many young General Staff officers (that is, officers who have recently graduated to the General Staff) have fought heroically in the recent battles on the Eastern Front. I consider it my duty to pass this news on to the country as a whole. It means that the old regular officers’ corps has produced not only traitors and ‘Tushino migrants’ who sell themselves to each side in turn. Among the young General Staff officers there are many whom the revolution has bound to the working people and the Soviet power. Honor and recognition is due to them. Traitors will be crushed, but the young General Staff officers will be called upon to build the Workers’ and Peasants’ Army of a Russia reborn.
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