AZARKH, RAÏSA MOYSEYEVNA (1897–1971), author. Azarkh was a Bolshevik commissar during the civil war and fought with the International Brigade in Spain, where she organized the Republican army's medical corps. She survived the purges of the 1930s and post-World War II era, publishing reminiscences of the civil wars in Russia and Spain, Doroga chesti ("The Path of Honor," 1956–59).
K.J. Cottam, Women in War and Resistance: Selected Biographies of Soviet Women Soldiers (1998).
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