Thursday, January 15, 2015

More from December

Peter Hitchens has read the history of the Russian Revolution by Richard Pipes. Mr. Hitchen notes:

Pipes notes that , in return for ‘support of Ukrainian National aspirations' Lenin was paid a subsidy and given help with his efforts to overthrow the Russian Imperial Government. ‘The Union received funds from *both Vienna and Berlin* and operated under the supervision of the Austrian Minister of Foreign Affairs’. And the man who fixed Lenin up with this little job was that extraordinary figure of intrigue and mystery, Parvus Helphand, who also helped arrange the famous sealed train, by which the Bolshevik bacillus was inserted into Petrograd by Ludendorff (more German interference in Russian affairs).
Theodore Harvey celebrates the twin birth in Monaco.

So does the “Mad Monarchist.”

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