The october revolution from 1917 needed to survive a armed power. These power create the bolsheviks in january 1918 with founding of the Red Workers and Peasant Army. After this impulse of founding the young Red Army found herself in a area of conflict between revolutionary idealism and for the defending of the Revolution vital pragmatism. Based on selected events the exhibition shows the formative breaks in the first decade of the Red Army. This created the basis on which the Red Army could become one of the world's strongest armies until the end of the Soviet Union.