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Lenin Returns to Russia and the April Theses

  Today we’re talking about a shadowy, cloak-and-dagger event that changed the course of world history and certainly cold war history – Lenin arriving back in Russia after years of exile during a turbulent period in Russia.   Germany took a gamble that this guy would go back and help …

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The Bolsheviks Are Coming!

Today we’re talking about the Bolsheviks, the hard-line wing of the socialists that eventually took the reins of the Soviet Union and ultimately shaped the world’s political landscape.   I discuss the ideological differences between the Bolsheviks and the Mensheviks and how that dictated the first part of the Cold War. …

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