Armed citizens did resist the communists they had lots of guns and they died anyways

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Most remember the Russian Civil War as a fight between the Bolsheviks or Red Army and the anti-communist White Russian forces.
While it’s true that these two opposing factions represented the largest and most powerful armies in the five-year conflict that marked the formation of the Soviet Union, there were other blocs vying for control of the former Russian Empire. And like their better-known Red and White counterparts, many of these other movements adopted a specific colour to differentiate themselves. Consider the following:
The Green Army
Comprised mostly of landed peasants, the Greens were a a lose-knit coalition that came together to resist Soviets. The group was particularly enraged by the communists’ policy of confiscating crop harvests and livestock to feed the urban poor and the Red Army. Thousands of farmers from western and central Russia joined the Greens to violently resist the practice, which Moscow called Prodrazvyorstka or the “surplus appropriation system”. Starting in 1917, the groups waged a five-year struggle against the Bolsheviks in which they ambushed, harassed and sometimes even massacred whole Red Army units, in addition to liberating towns from Moscow’s grip and sabotaging Soviet infrastructure. The faction armed itself with weapons gathered from defeated opponents. Its rank eventually swelled with disaffected Red and White army troops, the urban poor in addition to peasants. Some Green army brigades numbered as high as 50,000, while smaller cells were only a few hundred strong. Although the Green armies succeeded in running a guerrilla campaign against the Moscow regime, ultimately the movement, which was little more than a loose federation, lacked an overall political strategy or a vision for the future. The Bolsheviks painted the Greens as reactionaries and class enemies and often characterized them as being in league with the Whites. By 1922, the Greens petered out as the Soviets strengthened their grip on the country.

Technicolor Revolutionaries – The Red, White, Blue and Green Armies of the Russian Civil War
 
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That was Germany.. but the 1991 rebellion finshed the job.. Gorby left in shame.
the arms they had came from government armories people did not possess them in their homes govt armories are fine with me as lomng as people dont keep them in their homes, where they shoot their families