by Montgomery M. Green
LT. COMMANDER. U. S. NAVAL RESERVE
Perhaps the most closely guarded
secret of world communism, cut off
from view by the Iron Curtain and
shrouded in unbelievable security precautions, is the system of colleges for
professional revolutionaries that annually turn out thousands of skilled agitators to bedevil the free world. Although
this educational program has been in
action for thirty years, and has gradu-
eili'il political saboteurs estimated to number a minimum of 100 thousand, its very
existence is unknown to most people in
Such Communist cold war leaders as
Ho Chi Minh, Klement Gottwald, Josip
Broz (Tito), Jomo Kenyatta (head of the
Man Mau) and many more have attended
these colleges centered in Moscow. Other
Communist big shots from all over the
world are known to have lectured at these
schools during visits to the U.S.S.R. and
to have sat in on numerous conferences
with the Kremlin leaders. These foreign
visitors have included Mao Tse-tung. Ii
Li-san and Chu Teh of China, Palmiro
Togliatti of Italy, W. Pieck of Germany,
Otto Kuusinen of Finland, Earl Browder
and William Z. Foster of the U.S.
The reason for the super-secrecy with
which these schools have been surrounded is tbat they constitute the most
successful cold war weapon yet developed
hv world communism. How did the
Chinese Communists learn how to demoralize and disintegrate the superior
Nationalist forces and take China with
little fighting? How did they know how
to organize China in four years to a
point where they could fight the United
States to a standstill in Korea? Where
did they learn the negotiating techniques
with which they outwitted first Gen.
Marshall, and later our people at Panmunjom? The answer is that for twenty-
five years they had been studying these
things at the Eastern University, also
known as the Institute for the Toilers of
the Orient, in Moscow.
Where did the Communist leaders of
Poland, East Germany. Czechoslovakia.
and the Balkan countries learn how to
purge and keep enslaved these nations
that were seized for them by the Red
\niiv? They learned at the Internationa]
Lenin University or at the Western University in Moscow.
Where did the American Communists
learn how to organize fronts to do their
bidding? Where did they learn the tricks
of propaganda through which they often
e-aii induce capitalist newspapers and liberal scientists ami scholars to echo their
line? Thev learned all of this at the
Lenin I niversity in Moscow.
By the waging of political warfare the
Communists have expanded their realm
11 ..in less than 200 million people in 1945
to a total of over 800 millions ten years
later. Is it any wonder that they do their
best to keep these methods secret from
Nevertheless, partial information has
lillereil out. The writer has talked or corresponded with a half-dozen former students of the Lenin School who attended
eluring the early thirties and have long
since renounced communism. Additional
information has been derived from othei
sources which will be identified below.
As far as is known by leading authorities on communism in this country no
Lenin School students have come forward to reveal their stories in the postwar years. There is evidence, however.
that the school program continued until
the war, and that it has been resumed
since the war.
' There are three principal types of
schools teaching political or subversive
subjects in the Soviet Union. These are,
(1) the schools for domestic administration, (2) MVD-MGB or Secrel Police
schools, and (3) schools of political
The first of these trains Soviet and
satellite bureaucrats and administrators.
The second trains saboteurs, terrorists,
spies and couriers for foreign operations, and the third specializes in foreign
propaganda and organization, or political warfare^The basic difference be-
rwecn the MVD-MGB and the political
warfare courses is lhat the former deals
mainly with physical things like assassination, torture, and secret communications, while the latter deals principally
with matters of the mind such as theory-
agitation, labor union infiltration tactics-
and radio and newspaper work.
All three of these types of schools hav«
partially overlapping curricula. Thus, the
MGB student learns some Marxist-I.eniii
ist theory, while the political warfare
schools include some work on secret police subjects and on government ailniini-
The MGB college at Leningrad iisneilb
had 30 per cent Russians and 70 per
cent foreigners. Lenin I niversity had 1"
per cent Russians, being trained for foreign service, and 90 per cenl foreigners-
There are certain other schools about
which little is known beyond the facl "'
their existence. One such, described I*
the non-fiction writings of Arthur Kocsl-
Ier, is the "Sexpol" which sieimls for political sex. At this institution student*
were trained in abnormal sex practice*
to be used in espionage and political
\i the time of the earl) thirties, ivhicb
is the period about which we have th1'
im.-I information, the known Soviet j»|r
litical warfare school Betup weis ;is follows:
International Lenin University, i"
Moscow. For students from Western E11'
FACTS FORUM NEWS, September, !'■■■''