Felix Edmundovich Dzerzhinsky (11 September 1877 – 20 July 1926) was a Soviet statesman and a prominent member of Polish and Russian revolutionary movements. He is better known under his nickname as the Iron Felix or abbreviation FD. His party pseudonyms were YatsekYakubPereplyotchikFranekAstronomYuzef, and Domanski.

He was a member of several revolutionary committees such as the Polish Revkom as well as several Russian and Soviet official positions. Dzerzhinsky is best known for establishing and development of the Soviet State Security forces under their original name Cheka (1917-26). Later he was a member of the Soviet government heading several commissariats, while being the chief of the Soviet secret police.

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