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The Lenin Plot: The Untold Story of America’s Midnight War Against Russia

National Archives Museum

Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. EDT

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In The Lenin Plot, Barnes Carr discusses the most audacious spy plot in American history. During World War I, President Woodrow Wilson gave the order for a military invasion of Russia. Their objective, to defeat the Red Army and mount a coup in Moscow against Soviet dictator Vladimir Ilich Lenin. Allied leaders would then install their own Allied-friendly dictator in Moscow as a means to get Russia back into the war against Germany.


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