Tag Archives: Russian mysteries

29 Dec
2014
Mystery You Can’t Miss in Russia: Secret Police, Spies and The Cheka The Cheka, originally known as “The All-Russian Extraordinary Commission for Combating Counter-Revolution and Sabotage” was founded on 20th December 1917 by Vladimir Lenin. The Russian Civil War had started a month earlier, and anti-Bolshevik uprisings were increasing rapidly. To combat this the Cheka was tasked with dealing with ...