The published documents touch upon the topic of contacts between the German diplomatic representatives and the Russian financier K.I. Jaroszynski in 1918. During the First World War, even after the fall of the monarchy, the entrepreneur was engaged in buying up controlling stakes in the main Russian commercial banks. Jaroszynski offered his services to the Germans in exercising control over the largest banks in Russia, which was supposed to protect their assets from nationalization. The entrepreneur met with German financial emissaries, offering his economic assets and extensive political connections to overthrow the Bolsheviks and restore the monarchy in Russia. Cohn and Treek's notes describe in detail Jaroszynski's project to buy shares in the largest Russian banks.
Karl Jaroszynski; anti-Bolshevik movement; First world war; commercial banks; German diplomacy; German Eastern policy.