In his book ‘Wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution’ economist and historian Antony C. Sutton concluded that wealthy international interests invested in many movements leading up to the Second World War in order to profiteer and maintain a monopoly on the global acquisition of wealth. Sutton cites J.P. Morgan, T. W. Lamont, John D. Rockefeller, Chase and Manhattan banks, and Kuhn, Loeb and Company as the Bolsheviks’ benefactors. One central figure of finance of key members of the Bolsheviks is Jacob Schiff head of the Wall Street firm Kuhn, Loeb and Company, who was thought to have given loans and paid the expenses of Leon Trotsky.
Evidence of such financing is present in the writings of Trotsky, he wrote of receiving sizable loans and “travel expenses” from “wealthy friends” . Such claims were corroborated by the grandson of Jacob Schiff, who in 1949 told the New York Journal that his grandfather had given $20 million to the triumph of communism in Russia. The Russian Revolution was largely sponsored by outside influences from Wall Street to British Ambassadors. Wealthy financiers from Britain, America and Germany backed the revolutionary socialists in an effort to destabilise the Russian Empire. By destroying Russia as economic competition, these benefactors could enable the exploitation of a Russian corporate socialist system by international interests.