3rd March, 1919 : Although Russia is still gripped by civil war, the Bolshevik leaders today established the Comintern, an official vehicle for world revolution. The Comintern, the abbreviation for Communist International, was formed by Vladimir Lenin and other leading Bolsheviks, and it can be expected to be an important element of Soviet foreign policy in the future.


Lenin, who appears to have recovered fairly well from the attempt on his life by Fanya Dora-Kaplan, is arguing that security of his regime depends on being surrounded by friendly governments, so he advocates sparking revolutions throughout Europe.

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