Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Random Cutting - Murder of Count Mirbach (1918)

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After the Russian Revolution of 1917 the Bolshevik Government withdrew from World War 1, but not everyone wanted this to happen. The Left Socialist-Revolutionary Party ordered the assassination of the German Ambassador to Moscow, Count Wilhelm Graf von Mirbach-Harff, by two of its operatives, hoping to incite a re-entry into the War. The Count was killed but the main objective failed.
Alexander Kerensky had been Prime Minister of Russia fro just over 3 months following the February 1917 Revolution. He was deposed by the October Revolution and gone into exile in Paris and New York where he died in 1970.

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