Spies and Commissars

    Spies and Commissars

    Bolshevik Russia and the West

    Robert Service

    Pan 2012

    Paperback 456pp Illustrated

    9780330517287   Product Code: 24988

    In the aftermath of the October Revolution of 1917, the Western powers were anxious to prevent the spread of Bolshevism across Europe, while Lenin and Trotsky wanted exactly that. Robert Service, a specialist in the history of 20th-century Russia, looks beyond the Revolution to the extraordinary miscellany of people - spies, commissars and diplomats, unofficial intermediaries, intellectuals and opportunists - who helped shape Russia's dealings with the world beyond its borders.

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