When Polish Triumph Spared Europe War

On the eve of the Soviet invasion of Poland, in 1920, Felix Dzerzhinsky, an upper class Pole who had moved to Russia and ascended the Bolshevik ranks to lead the infamous butchers of the Cheka, told Lenin: The working masses of Warsaw are awaiting the arrival of the Red Army, but, owing to a lack of leadership and the reign of terror, are not coming forward.

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