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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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Biography (of V.I. Lenin): "Lenin". See more »

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

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Life is beautiful [Trotsky's Testament, written before his death in 1940.] See more »


Great Uncle of William Bronston. See more »

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