november memories / 14


14th November, 1927 : From Joseph Stalin has routed his political opposition and expelled Leon Trotsky and Grigori Zinoviev from the Soviet Communist Party. Trotsky, a close colleague of Lenin during the Bolshevik revolution ten years ago, has already been expelled from the Party’s ostensibly policy-making Central Committee. His eclipse as leader of the “combined opposition” was widely predicted following his speech during the summer, charging Stalin and his allies with a lack of foresight, efficiency and determination. Last week, together with Zinoviev, he led their followers through Moscow streets in a peaceful demonstration.

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