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The visual message of the book, and the ultimate answer to the question posed by the title "What is the Red Army For?", culminates in the large, single Red Army soldier depicted on page 14.  With the bold word “Chasovoi [Sentry, Sentinel, or Guard]” across the top, the left side of the page is dominated by a representation of a solemn, alert soldier standing guard. 

This image replicated countless depictions of the Red Army soldier in caricatures, posters, and other prints from the 1920s.


Still from Dziga Vertov's 1924 animated film "Soviet Toys"

Dmitry Moor, "Glory to Victorious Red Army Soldier!" (1920)


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