Petrograd, 1920. Felix Edmundovich Dzerzhinskii concludes his report to comrade Lenin:
It would appear that Ungern is more dangerous than Semenov. He is obstinate and fanatical. Intelligent and merciless. He is holding key positions in Dauria. What are his intentions? Does he aim to make an attack on Urga in Mongolia or on Irkutsk in Siberia? Is he planning to make a retreat to Kharbin in Manchuria and, then, to Vladivostok? Will he go to Peking to restore the Manchurian dynasty to the Chinese throne? His monarchical conceits are without limit. But one thing is clear: Ungern is preparing a revolution. Today, he is our most dangerous enemy. We must annihilate him, for this is a question of life and death.