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Workers' and Peasants' Red Army
Red Army flag
Unofficial flag of the Red Army
Active 1918 - 1945
Country Soviet Union
Type Army
Engagements Russian Civil War
Kinship Wars
Soviet–Japanese border conflicts
Sino-Soviet conflict (1929)
Invasion of Armenia
Winter War
World War II
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Marshal Georgy Zhukov

The Workers' and Peasants' Red Army (Russian: Рабоче-Крестьянская Красная Армия; РККА or Rabočě-Krěst'janskaja Krasnaja Armija; RKKA) started out as the Soviet Union's revolutionary communist combat groups during the Russian Civil War of 1918–1922. It grew into the national army of the Soviet Union. By the 1930s the Red Army was among the largest armies in history. The "Red Army" refers to the traditional colour of the Communist movement.

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