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Civil War Era Ranks of The Red Army

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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 27 Feb 2014, 05:02
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Post 17 Mar 2015, 05:04
Can anyone tell me what these ranks represent? It would be much appreciated! Every image I can find of these are written in Russian.
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 07 Oct 2004, 22:04
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Post 17 Mar 2015, 13:08
1. Squad Leader
2. Assistant to Platoon Leader
3. Starshina
4. Platoon Leader
5. Company Commander
6. Battalion Commander
7. Regiment Commander
8. Brigade Commander
9. Division Commander
10. Army Commander
11. Front Commander

Since you've probably read the wiki page, you know why they were temporarily called 'commanders' instead of officers following the revolution.
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