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Soviet power, at the head of which Ilyich (Lenin) then stood, was faced with the problem of creating a type of state machinery such as the world had never before seen, one which relied on the masses and which would remake the entire social fabric in a new, socialist way, and reshape all human relations. First of all, however, it was necessary to defend Soviet power against the enemy's attempts to overthrow it by force, and to undermine it from within. We had to strengthen our ranks.

Many foreign armies, including troops of the United States, had surrounded Russia. Most had no specific instructions or purpose but they all wanted to protect their interests from the chaotic Russian situation as well as from each other who might use the Russian weakness to establish their foothold.

Nadezhda Krupskaya, 1869-1939, Russian Writer & Educator, Russian Minister of Education, Wife of Lenin, Description of the New Soviet Government after the Russian Revolution, October Days

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Nadezhda Konstantinovna Krupskaya was a Russian Bolshevik revolutionary, politician, and the wife of Vladimir Lenin from 1898 until his death in 1924. She served as the Soviet Union's Deputy Minister of Education from 1929 until her death in 1939.

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