november memories / 14

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST)

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.

About Avadoro Worden

Iconoclast
This entry was posted in Communism, History and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>