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  2. Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union

    Following Lenin's forced departure due to ill health, a power struggle began, which involved Nikolai Bukharin, Lev Kamenev, Alexei Rykov, Joseph Stalin, Mikhail Tomsky, Leon Trotsky and Grigory Zinoviev. Of these, Trotsky was the most notable one.

  3. A Dialogue With the Dead: Gary Saul Morson’s Wonder Confronts ...

    Alexei Rykov was the bibulous Bolshevik. He would be put to death on March 15, 1938. The fourth Bolshevik, who dreamed not of earthly delights but of bloodshed and retribution, was Joseph Stalin.

  4. Great Purge - Wikipedia

    The term great purge, an allusion to the French Revolution 's Reign of Terror, was popularized by the historian Robert Conquest in his 1968 book The Great Terror. [23] While the Soviet government desired to put Trotsky on trial during the purge, his exile prevented this.

  5. Vladimir Lenin - Wikipedia

    Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov [b] (22 April [ O.S. 10 April] 1870 – 21 January 1924), better known as Vladimir Lenin, [c] was a Russian revolutionary, politician, and political theorist. He served as the first and founding head of government of Soviet Russia from 1917 to 1924 and of the Soviet Union from 1922 to 1924.

  6. Joseph Stalin - Wikipedia

    In the wake of Lenin's death, various protagonists emerged in the struggle to become his successor: alongside Stalin was Trotsky, Zinoviev, Kamenev, Bukharin, Alexei Rykov, and Mikhail Tomsky. Stalin saw Trotsky — whom he personally despised — as the main obstacle to his dominance within the party.

  7. Rykov's second government - Wikipedia - Al-Quds University's_Second_Government

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  8. Stalin - Plans and Purges Quiz | European | 10 Questions

    In the 1920s and 30s, Stalin attempted to eliminate political rivals as well forcing the USSR to industialise. In both of these, he succeeded undeniably. This quiz looks at the Five Year Plans and Great Purges which allowed him to succeed in his aims. A multiple-choice quiz by doublemm . Estimated time: 6 mins.

  9. Central Powers intervention in the Russian Civil War

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  10. 021215.docx - 2/12/15 Hist. 135C Stalin and the Great...

    Eliminate one of main rivals and claimed that this was plot against the Soviet This justified Stalin's trial of top associates Later accusations expanded Major Show Trials of the Late 1930s August 1936: "Anti-Soviet Trotskyist-Zinovievite Center" Main defendants Kamenev and Zinoviev Charged with murder of Kirov Thousands of others were tried ...

  11. Junker mutiny - Wikipedia - Al-Quds University

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