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Dzerzhinsky, who rarely drank, is said to have told Lenin – on an occasion in which he did so excessively – that secret police work could be done by "only saints or scoundrels ... but now the saints are running away from me and I am left with the scoundrels"
By July 1917 Felix Dzerzhinsky was a member of the Bolshevik Central Committee; and he later contributed to the planning of the October Revolution. But it is chief of the fearsome CHEKA that Dzerzhinsky is best known. His attention to detail and his ruthlessness made Dzerzhinsky an ideal security chief: he once famously described the mission of the CHEKA as “organised terror”. Dzerzhinsky headed the CHEKA for more than four years, until its dissolution and replacement by the GPU in 192