june memories / 26

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST)

26th June, 1930 : Purges are good for the country, Josef Stalin, the Soviet leader, told the 16th Communist Party Congress in Moscow today. Stalin justified his purges of supporters of Leon Trotsky, his most vociferous critic, who has been sent into exile in Europe. He boasted that in the last three years more than 6,000 Trotskyists had been exiled, banished or imprisoned; 5,800 Party members abandoned Trotskyism altogether and another 34,000 considered too ‘right wing’ had lost their Party membership.

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