How German Condoms Funded The Russian Revolution

“Lenin’s entry into Russia successful,” the German spy chief in Stockholm reported to his masters in April 1917.
Encouraged by that hope, a Russian colonel named Boris Nikitin was put in charge of the investigation.
Beardless and disguised beneath a wig, Lenin fled the Russian capital in fear for his life.
He dispatched a spy to monitor the Bolsheviks’ use of the telegraph and paid informers for all gossip, true or false.
Though vaunted as a campaign by the crack troops of a free new state, it collapsed within three days.

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