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Colonel Sedova grew up on a farm in the Ukraine. Having fought during the First World War and the subsequent Russian Revolution, she joined the Ministry of Propaganda, where she made a series of Soviet propaganda films. Later she joined the Obedinenie Gosudarstvennoe Politicheskoe Upravlenie, the Russian secret police. At the time of the novel By Royal Command, her job was to run spies and secret agents throughout Europe, with the aim of undermining foreign governments and eliminating anyone who might be working to harm the new communist regime.