The upheavals of 1924-5 in the Soviet command do not seem to have gone by without leaving some mark on the operation of the secret military-industrial compact with Germany. Trotsky, under whom

the first contacts had been contrived, made his last recorded appearance on this particular scene in the summer of 1924, when in June, BrockdorffRantzau had complained to him that there seemed to be a certain Russian dilatoriness, possibly obstruction even, in pursuing the terms of the joint undertaking. A point in question was the fate of the Junkers' subsidy for the Russian factory, which was injeopardy since this depended on definite orders being placed. As Frunze's reforms gathered momentum, new Soviet military-industrial priorities were being worked out with a definite shift in emphasis on the development of an indigenous war-industry and military potential. Soviet intelligence was primarily concerned with industrial espionage. Stalin's speech on military policy to the Central Committee on 19th January, 1925, was an indication that sharp divisions of opinion existed over military policies, although Trotsky's policy of contact with the Reichswehr survived in its essentials even if operated by a new command.