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This is based on an Estonian radio show, 'Müstiline Venemaa' ('Mystical Russia') created by historian David Vseviov, an episode of which was titled 'The Financing of Bolshevik Activities' and which described the pre-Revolution methods and two other, 'Banking. Money Reform' and 'Speculations around Money', episodes which described the activities after the ...


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1) the bolsheviks were revolutionary maximalist social democrats with a class basis in the bourgeoisie, intelligentsia and aristocracy. This means that they viewed their concrete political activity through the lens of immanent and imminent (right now the next thing) world revolution. Particularly in Germany. To this extent the bolsheviks did not attempt an ...


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I personally doubt this report's accuracy. I've seen numerous reports, news articles of the time 1918-20 in the American/British press that this just seems another one far from reality (like those in which the Bolsheviks were defeated etc). From what I know, since 1918 the Bolsheviks started "prodrazvyorstka" — commandeering grain from peasants. From this ...


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