Berlin Financed Ruin of Russia By Bolsheviki
BERLiN FINANCED RUIN OF RUSSIA BY BOLSHEVIK Official Documents Further Bare Shame and Degradation of Kaiser's Government By Aasooiated Preae to Tlx Aastia" America. WASHINGTON, Sept. 15. The part piaysd by tha Otraaa imperial bank in financing the Russian Bolshevlki movement, the care taken by. the Carman military authorities to prevent spreading among their own people of the socialistic preaching of their Russian tools, and the plana laid for German control of Russia, economically and financially, during and after the war, feature the disclosures in tha second installment of the sensational series of secret document which the American government is making public Damning Documents. Copies of the documents, given out tonight, carry the file numbers of the Reichsbank or of the German general staff, and in some instances notations by Lenine or Trotsky, the Bolshevik! leaders. now shown to have been in the pay of Germany since long before they overthrew Russia's new democratic government and virtually turned the country over to the Teutons. There are illuminating explanatory notes by Edgar Sisson of the committee on public Information, who directed the investigation which re. suited in tha disclosures. Germany Free With Gold. One of the Reichsbank memoranda. dated last January, announces to the commissar of foreign affairs (Len ine) that fifty million rubles of goid had been placed to the credit at Stockholm of representatives of the commissars to cover the cost of rod guards and agitators. Another of a few days later tells of a oredit of five million rublos for the assistant naval commissar in the far east, who is entrusted with the task of carrying off . or destroying the great American and Japanese stores of war material at Vladi vostok a scheme that probably was well nnder way when the landing of American and allied forces at Vladivostok ended the sway of tho Bolshevtki there. Reducing Russia to Vassalage. A resolution adopted by the Ger man commercial banks under the auspices of the Reichsbank outlines an elaborate program for control of Russia by Germany and the barring of America, and the allies from the Russian commercial and Industrial field after the wa. What has happened to this scheme ik not definitely known, but it is suggested that it may be the subject of one of the secret sections of the German-Bolshevik treaty. How Lenine and Trotzky were be. traying their socialist friends along with Russia is disclosed by a sharp note to Lenlne from the Nachrichten bureau, demanding to know what steps he would take to make good his personal promise that socialistic and agitational literature would not be circulated among German troops. Trotzky wrote on the margin: I ask to discuss it I T." Warning to Lenine. The concluding document of the installment is a German warning on Jan. 29 to Lenine that unknown agitators were circulating propaganda telling in advance of the plans c the Bolshevik! to openly surrender to the Germans, as they actually did later.