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IV
WHEN STALIN COUNTERFEITED
DOLLARS

the Fourth Department would go in for this kind of thing without the word from Stalin!"
I was taken aback for a minute. It is true that General Berzin would never have ventured into such an enterprise without the authorization of Stalin. I returned to the argument, however.
" Aside from political considerations," I said, "the enterprise is financially preposterous. Just stop and consider. How much false currency can one exchange in the world markets? Then estimate the cost of the plant, and the expense of getting the money into circulation. Exchange in modern times is largely a matter of bank credit. Cash doesn't go far. Whoever conceived the idea is, in my opinion, a barbarian."
" Well, that's just why we bought a bank in Berlin," Tairov said.
" And what did you get out of it? You bought the bank with good money. And how much currency could the bank have floated even if it had survived? Don't our people in Moscow understand the kind of a world we live in? Didn't they estimate the costs and possible profits, and also weigh the hazards, in advance? And what are they going to do now? Here we've built up an intelligence network at great cost and danger, and this infantile scheme is going to wreck it!"
Tairov admitted that he did not know what to do about the Sass & Martini affair, but he still tried to defend the counterfeiting plan on grounds of the acute shortage of valuta in connection with the Five Year Plan.
I pointed out the difficulties we secret service agents had, owing to the inefficiency of our financial bureaucrats in exchanging real money sent to us from Moscow. At times the courier would bring a whole bundle of S500 bank-notes, at other times ten thousand

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