You are here

Stanford Hoover Archives collection sheds light on Russia's secret police

Stanford Hoover Archives collection sheds light on Russia's secret police

The Okhrana collection, consisting of once-secret files and photographs of many of the most wanted Russian revolutionaries of the early twentieth century, documents the tsarist government's surveillance of its political enemies throughout Europe, including many who would become leading figures of the Soviet regime after 1917—most notably Vladimir Lenin, Leon Trotsky, and Joseph Stalin.