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#396 - Leon Trotsky

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Appointment for chief of staff to the Red Army’s commander in Moscow
Description                           Estimate: $2,000 - $2,500          

DS in Cyrillic, signed “L. Trotsky,” one page, 8.75 x 12.5, September 26, 1919. Document ordering the appointment of V. L. Baranovskiy as chief of staff to the commander of Red Army forces in Moscow. In part (translated): "Deputy Chief of the General Staff's Central Office of General Military Training V. L. Baranovskiy is hereby appointed Chief of Staff of the Commander of Troops of the Moscow Sector, in line with which he shall keep the position he currently holds.” Signed at the conclusion in blue pencil by Trotsky, and countersigned in pencil by Sergey Kamenev and two others. In very good condition, with old mounting strips on reverse and paper loss to left edge. Colonel Baranovskiy was a key aid to Alexander Kerensky during his brief time leading the Russian Provisional Government that was overthrown in the Bolshevik revolution of October 1917. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.

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