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STALIN'S HAND IN SPAIN

boasting of his intervention, he played it down timidly, and indeed at the beginning concealed it altogether. The Soviet intervention might have been decisive at certain moments had Stalin taken the risks on the Loyalist side that Mussolini took on the Franco side. But Stalin risked nothing. He even made sure before moving that there was enough gold in the Bank of Spain to more than cover the costs of his material aid. He took no chances of involving the Soviet Union in a great war. He launched his intervention under the slogan: " Stay out of range of the artillery fire!"
This was and remained our guiding slogan throughout the Spanish intervention.
On July 19, 1936, the day General Franco raised the banner of revolt, I was at my headquarters in The Hague, Holland. I was living there, with my wife and child, as an Austrian antiquarian. This disguise accounted plausibly for my residence, for the funds with which I was supplied, and for my frequent journeys to other parts of Europe.
I had up to then been devoting nearly all my energies to my secret service network in Nazi Germany. Stalin's efforts to reach an understanding with Hitler were still unsuccessful, and the Kremlin was deeply concerned over the German Japanese pact then being negotiated in Berlin. I was following the secret negotiations closely, as I have related in another chapter.
At the first thunder of guns beyond the Pyrenees, I dispatched an agent to Hendaye on the FrenchSpanish border, and another to Lisbon, to organize a secret information service in the Franco territory.
These were merely routine measures. I had received no instructions from Moscow in regard to Spain, and at that time there was no contact between my agents and the Madrid Government. As the responsible head of its European Intelligence Service, I was simply

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