Victory in the 1917-1922 Russian Civil War - in the main victory over massive imperialist intervention – only eliminated the overt threat to the new socialist government.
Covert imperialist-directed subversion remained a massive threat and an ugly reality.
As the “Civil War” was ending, the leading founder of the Soviet state – Vladimir Lenin – became seriously ill and semi-incapacitated as the result of a serious bullet wound to the throat inflicted in 1918 by a member of the British-intelligence run “Socialist Revolutionary Party (см. Каплан, Фанни Ефимовна, Википедия).
«Lenin's health never fully recovered from the attack and it is believed the shooting contributed to the strokes that incapacitated and later killed him in 1924.» ( Fanny Kaplan, Wikipedia)
Massive internal subversion...
After Lenin's death in January 1924, the czarist and imperialist agents within the Bolshevik Party engaged in a ferocious, prolonged assault to decapitate the revolution from within.( Collapse )