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A Century of Ghastly Communist Sadism

By A. Barton Hinkle
Richmond Times Dispatch

“Let there be floods of blood,” declared Krasnaia gazeta, the official newspaper of the Red Army in 1918. From the enemies of the revolution, there should be “more blood, as much as possible.”

A few months before, the Bolsheviks had seized power from the provisional government that had been installed in the final days of Russia’s Romanov dynasty. The revolution ushered in what would become a century of ghastly sadism.

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