The was an armed robbery on 26 June 1907 in the city of Tiflis (now Georgia’s capital, Tbilisi). A bank cash shipment was stolen by Bolsheviks to fund their revolutionary activities.
The robbery was organized by a number of top-level Bolsheviks, including Vladimir Lenin, Joseph Stalin, Maxim Litvinov, Leonid Krasin, and Alexander Bogdanov, and executed by a gang of revolutionaries led by Stalin’s early associate Kamo.
Stalin was experienced at organizing robberies, and these exploits had helped him gain a reputation as the Centre’s principal financier. The attack killed forty people and injured fifty others.