- Sergey S. Lantukhov
- Military University of the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation
- Activities of political agencies and inner organisations of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (Bolsheviks) to strengthen the Party influence on the Red Army Air Force personnel during a radical change in the World War II East Front
- Lantukhov S.S. Activities of political agencies and inner organisations of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (Bolsheviks) to strengthen the Party influence on the Red Army Air Force personnel during a radical change in the World War II East Front. Vestnik of Kostroma State University, 2021, vol. 27, № 3, pp. 46–53 (In Russ.). https://doi.org/10.34216/1998-0817-2021-27-3-46-53
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The article presents the main directions and results of the activities of the political bodies of the Air Force of the Red Army to strengthen the Communist Party influence on servicemen in order to increase the combat readiness of aviation compounds during a fundamental change during the World War II. The measures to improve the organisational structure of the Party organisations, replenishing the ranks of Bolsheviks in the army, a change in the qualitative composition and conduct of political and upbringing work among the party members. During the study, the reasons for the quantitative expansion of the Party layer in the ranks of the Air Force, simplifying the entry into the ranks of the Communists, along with a qualitative change in the composition of the Party series are disclosed. The reorganisation of the Komsomol is considered in detail and its importance during the fundamental change in the World War II. The scientific article is written using the sources of the central archive of the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation, some of which has been published for the first time. The study of this problem allows the use of accumulated military experience, which can be used in the face of non-party principle of the modern Armed Forces of Russia.
World War II (East Front); Communist Party members; communists’ political work, role of Communist Party organisations in Soviet Union.
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- Sergey S. Lantukhov, Military University of the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation, Moscow, Russia, firstname.lastname@example.org