Today we travel to Russia, to examine a fantastic cache of valuables secreted during a pivotal time in its history. While restoring a 19th-century mansion that once belonged to the Naryshkin family, construction workers came upon an enormous cache of silver services, pearl- and porcelain-handled flatware, enamel, jewels, and medals, hidden in a secret storage compartment between its second and third floors. In excellent condition, the more than 1,000 individual pieces from the 19th and early 20th centuries had been packing in vinegar-soaked cloths and then wrapped in newspapers from 1917. This was the period of the Russian Provisional Government, the abdication of Tsar Nicholas II, and the October Revolution, which brought the Bolsheviks to power. After Lenin’s Decree on Land abolished private property, the first floor of the mansion was used as a cafeteria-style restaurant for workers. Whatever prescient person or persons engineered the hiding place, at least their descendants have the satisfaction of knowing that their heirlooms were not split up hither and yon, but will become an integral attraction and a slice of history for all Russians to experience.