Felix Dzerzhinsky

Sep 11, 1877 - Jul 20, 1926

Felix Edmundovich Dzerzhinsky, nicknamed "Iron Felix", was a Bolshevik revolutionary and official. Born into Polish nobility, from 1917 until his death in 1926 Dzerzhinsky led the first two Soviet state-security organizations, the Cheka and the OGPU, establishing a secret police for the post-revolutionary Soviet regime. He was one of the architects of the Red Terror
and decossackization.
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“We represent in ourselves organized terror - this must be said very clearly.”

Felix Dzerzhinsky
Sep 11, 1877 - Jul 20, 1926
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