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On the night of 24 August, the Felix Dzerzhinsky statue in front of the KGB building at Dzerzhinskiy Square (Lubianka) was dismantled, while thousands of Moscow citizens took part in the funeral of Dmitry Komar, Vladimir Usov and Ilya Krichevsky, the three citizens who had died in the tunnel incident.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1991_Soviet_coup_d'état_attempt
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On the night of 24 August, the Felix Dzerzhinsky statue in front of the KGB building at Dzerzhinskiy Square (Lubianka) was dismantled, while thousands of Moscow citizens took part in the funeral of Dmitry Komar, Vladimir Usov and Ilya Krichevsky, the three citizens who had died in the tunnel incident.
The funeral of Felix Dzerzhinsky took place in Moscow. His comrades-in-arms carried his coffin to the House of the Unions. (from left to right): Rykov, Yagoda, Kalinin, Leon Trotsky, Kamenev, Stalin, Tomsky, Bukharin. Lenin's illness intensified the struggle between factions within the Communist Party.
I sometimes felt that we told the truth only at the funerals of our assassinated friends. Was this what Russia had been all along?
Wrapped around the Party in a fight to the death from 1918 under its first head Felix Dzerzhinsky, only Stalin was able to resist its stranglehold at the cost of enormous bloodshed. Luring Russia into submission over less than a century, its murder-plots and unrivalled scheming culminated in the capture of the Kremlin in 2000.
felix) означает «счастливый, преуспевающий, плодородный», как было принято в семье, он получил и второе имя Щастны; в честь благополучного рождения — его мать накануне родов упала в открытый ...
Stalin also developed close relations with the trio at the heart of the secret police (first the Cheka and then its replacement, the State Political Directorate): Felix Dzerzhinsky, Genrikh Yagoda, and Vyacheslav Menzhinsky.
In December 1917, Felix Dzerzhinsky was appointed to the duty of rooting out counterrevolutionary threats to the Soviet government. He was the director of the All-Russian Extraordinary Commission (aka Cheka), a predecessor of the KGB that served as the secret police for the Soviets.
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Yuri Vladimirovich Andropov [a] (15 June [ O.S. 2 June] 1914 – 9 February 1984)  was a Soviet politician who was the sixth paramount leader of the Soviet Union and the fourth General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. After Leonid Brezhnev 's 18-year rule, Andropov served in the post from 1982 until his death in 1984.