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Armband of a Red ( '•mu d detachment formed by a local district Soviet in Petrograd {St Petersburg). It is made of red cotton with letters printed in black\ and reads: '27 February l')17 / Red Guard / of I assilievsky Island'. {Collection of llya Savchenkov and Inton Slialito)

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Armband of a Red Guard detachment, formed, as many early detachments were, at an industrial factory. It reads: Kiev Machine Factory/3rd Combat Druzhina (detachment)'. The colours are the same as for the I assilievsky Island armband, but with a stitched black• border.

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