One day during the Russian Civil War (1918-1921), Bolsheviks gathered at a dacha somewhere in Crimea. Counter intelligence forces discovered the underground meeting but the Bolsheviks fled to the mountains first. One of them showed up at the house of poet Maximilian Voloshin, asking for shelter. Voloshin hid him in the attic. When counterintelligence officers inevitably searched his house, Voloshin treated them to fine wine and dramatic tales of medieval knights. But he did not let them go to the attic. After they left, he let the Bolshevik out. As he departed, Voloshin told the man: “Mind you, when you come to power, I'll do the same to hide your enemies.”