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STALIN'S HAND IN SPAIN

the defence of Madrid during the desperate weeks of November and December. Yet so thoroughly was Berzin masked that even his presence in Spain, let alone his identity, was known to only half a dozen of the highest Loyalists.
Berzin insisted on the appointment of a commanderin-chief. This authority the republican government, supported by jealous parties and factions, was reluctant to establish. Berzin found a suitable candidate in General Jose Miaja, a good soldier without political ambitions. Within a few weeks-in November 1936 he obtained the appointment for Miaja, who retained supreme command until the end of the Civil War.
Meanwhile, Arthur Stashevsky was exerting all his efforts to gather into Soviet hands the control of the finances of the republic. He liked Spain and the Spaniards. He was entranced with his assignment, feeling that he was living over again his experiences in the Russian Revolution of twenty years before.
He discovered in Juan Negrin, Finance Minister in the Madrid cabinet, a willing collaborator in his financial schemes. Madrid found it almost impossible to buy arms openly anywhere in the world market. The Spanish republic had deposited a considerable quantity of the Spanish gold, reserve in Paris banks, hoping to import war materials from France. But an insuperable difficulty developed : the French banks refused to release the gold because Franco threatened to file claims against them in the event of his victory. Such claims would little disturb the distant Kremlin, once the gold was in its possession. Stashevsky offered to take the Spanish gold to Soviet Russia, and to supply Madrid with arms and munitions in exchange. Through Negrin, he made the deal with Caballero's Government.
Somehow a rumour of this deal travelled abroad.

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