Greg Seeley
Greg Seeley asked:

I don't see where Pasternak ever explains clearly why the Bolsheviks and the Red Army turned on Strelnikov. The military phase of the Russian Revolution ended in the early to mid 1920's but the new regime still needed an army Stalin's purges of his military did not come until much later, on the verge of WWII. Was it that Strelninkov, after all that he had done, became disenchanted and fell out of favor? Any thoughts?

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Fedar S. It was mentioned that Strelnikov wasn't even a member of the Party. In addition, he has become too autonomous, unpredictable, and bloodthirsty. As a result, being too dangerous (possibly even for some of the other revolutionaries) and an outsider to the Bolsheviks could easily lead to hostility, intrigues, and ultimately accusations against him.
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