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Why is the CIA tweeting in Russian?


Strategic subversion...

Forward to the victory of Communism!

To what does the above message from the CIA's twitter account translate?

"I wrote the novel in order for it to be published and read, and that remains my only desire."

That quote comes from author Boris Pasternak, and concerns his famous 20th century novel, "Doctor Zhivago."

The CIA tweeted out Pasternak's words in connection with an event being held today titled "Marshall Plan for the Mind," focusing on the efforts of the CIA to undermine Communism in the war of ideas through covertly funneling subversive books like "Doctor Zhivago" into the hands of Soviet citizens.

This CIA operation is recounted in a recent book, "The Zhivago Affair: The Kremlin, the CIA, and the Battle Over a Forbidden Book," of which you can read more about here.

The Zhivago Affair

In subsequent tweets, the CIA provided the cliff notes to its ideological warfare operations against Communism:

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