Stalin’s Defeat of Trotsky and His Allies: Key Sources

Chris Corin elucidates important documents relating to the power struggle after Lenin's death.

Chris Corin | Published in History Review

Studying the sources relating to the conflict between Stalin and Trotsky between 1923 and 1927 is highly revealing. It shows the importance of Stalin’s position as Party Secretary and the way he used it, how Lenin was used as a weapon, and how the ban on factions was exploited.

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