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A Tsarist spy tells us from inside what Russia was like in 1917
Pages: 260
Dimensions: 13 x 21 cm
In color: No
Rustic: Yes


What are the keys to understanding the Russian Revolution? What evolution are the events taking after February 1917? How is an espionage service structured to deal with State terrorism? What is tcheká?

Essential to understand and know what Tsarist Russia was like and what were the causes that determined the disappearance of the Romanov dynasty. Ochrana is a historical testimony through which the most relevant figures of that moment parade, from the particular point of view of a spy who knows the lives of others. We will understand the tragic transition between the tsarist autocracy defended by a complex spy service and the Soviet totalitarianism supported by terror.


AT Wassiliew, was Director of the Russian police in the two years immediately prior to the February Revolution of 1917. Due to his position, he knew the private, most intimate lives of some of the most important characters in the history of the century. past: Lenin, Trotsky, Nicholas II, Alejandra Feodorovna, Rasputin, Stolypin, Kerensky, etc.

A person of enormous intelligence, Wassiliew managed to miraculously escape from Russia with his wife, after the Bolshevik revolution. Exiled in Paris, like so many other Russians, he decides to write a memoir that will serve as capital testimony to understand the keys to the revolutionary process in Russia.


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