Some time ago I was saying about the way the Germans funded Lenin before the First World War (1914-1918), in order to hurt their rival Russia. Russia was an ally of England and France, and Austria-Hungary and the Ottoman Empire were German allies.
In 1912 the Germans funded the Russian Communist newspaper “Pravda”, which remained the official medium of Soviet propaganda till the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. Pravda exists to this very day, and it is still a communist newspaper. See “Germany’s Role in the Rise of Lenin and the Russian Communism”.
And indeed, as Churchill put it, it was like the Germans had emptied a phial of cholera in the Russian waters. In 1917, the Russian communists, with the support of the Germans, beat the Russian Tsarist army, and Russia left the war, giving the Germans, the Austrians and the Ottomans (Turks) many Russian lands as a payback with the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk. The English and the French lost their most valuable ally at the eastern front.
Moreover the Russian Communists made public the agreements that were made between the English, the French and the Russians, which explained how they would share the Middle East in case of victory. At the time the Middle East was an Ottoman (Turkish) colony, and Turkey was a German ally. The publication of the agreements between Russia, France and England was a great victory of the German, Austrian and Ottoman rhetoric.
At the end of 1918 Germany collapsed and lost the war. Then the Russians, actually Lenin, did to Germany what the Germans had done to Russia, and funded the German Communist Party, with leader the German Jewish Rosa Luxemburg, in order to be able to attack Germany from inside in the future. The ideology of the German Communist Party was officially Marxism-Leninism.
However, contrary to the Russian Tsarists, who were caught asleep by the German funding to Lenin, the Germans understood very quickly what was going on, and they murdered Rosa Luxemburg.
The Germans were the ones who had first used Communism as a weapon against Russia, and they knew very well that the German Communist Party would be a Russian 5th Column in Germany. Behind Rosa Luxemburg the Germans could see Lenin, who was trying to pay Germany with the same coin that Germany had paid Tsarist Russia before the First World War.
Even though the Germans were very quick to respond, they did not manage to get rid of the Communist Party. Only Hitler, who suppressed all forms of opposition, managed to ban it in 1933, when the Nazis came to power.
“Communist Party of Germany”