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The Mystery of Kolchak's Missing Gold

11 September 12

After the Revolution, both the Bolshevik Reds and the Monarchist Whites wanted to get their hands on the country's mouthwatering imperial gold reserves. These were stored in Kazan, deep inland. Then, a game of cat-and-mouse started between the Reds and the Whites. Aided by the Czechoslovak legion, White leader Admiral Kolchak managed to escape with his troops on a train to Siberia and maybe 4 billion dollars' worth of treasure. But when he was arrested in Irkutsk, the gold was gone.

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