june memories / 09


9th June, 1927 : Anglo-Soviet relations took another turn for the worse today as the Russians executed 20 alleged spies and accused Britain of paying for their “subversive activities”, including the assassination two days ago of the Soviet Ambassador to Poland, Mr Voikoff, and a plot against Stalin’s life. A statement from Moscow said that the State Political Department condemned the men to death and that they were shot later that same day. There was no suggestion that the accused were tried.

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