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Leon Trotsky (1879–1940)

Communist leader. He was chief theorist, a leader in both the 1905 and 1917 Russian Revolutions alongside V.I. Lenin. As commissar for foreign affairs, Trotsky arranged the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk with Germany. He next became head of the Red Army, killing over a million of White Army officers and Cossacks, upon orders from V.I. Lenin. He drafted ... See full bio »

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The Assassination of Trotsky
The Assassination of Trotsky Himself (in picture)
1 May in Moscow
1 May in Moscow Himself


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Book: "The History of the Russian Revolution". See more »

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5 Biographical Movies | 8 Print Biographies | 11 Portrayals | 1 Article | See more »

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You may not be interested in war, but war is interested in you. See more »


The title of the multiple Academy award-winning movie Life Is Beautiful (1997) is based on one of Leon Trotsky's notes to his wife, while he was in exile in Mexico knowing that he was about to be killed by Joseph Stalin assassins. See more »

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