Great Purge
The Great Purge was a campaign of political repression in the Soviet Union which occurred from 1936 to 1940. It involved a large-scale purge of the Communist Party and government officials, repressio...
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Actual video footage from Third Moscow Trial
Footages from third Moscow show trial against Bukharin and "bloc of Rightists and Trotskytes" in 1938. Unfortunately, it is dubbed
Purges of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Purges of the Communist Party in the Union (Russian: "Чистка партийных рядов", chistka partiinix ryadov, "cleansing of the party") were a key ritual in which periodic reviews of members of the C...
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Moscow Trials
The Moscow Trials were a series of three show trials held in the Soviet Union at the instigation of Joseph Stalin between 1936 and 1938. The Moscow Trials included the Trial of the Sixteen, the Trial ...
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Case of Trotskyist Anti-Soviet Military Organization
The Case of Trotskyist Anti-Soviet Military Organization (Russian: "дело троцкистской антисоветской военной организации" or "дело антисоветской троцкистской военной организации", also known as the...
Case of Trotskyist Anti-Soviet Military Organization - Wikipedia
Stalinist repressions in Mongolia
The Stalinist repressions in Mongolia had their climax between 1937 and 1939 (Mongolian: Их Хэлмэгдүүлэлт, Ikh Khelmegdüülelt, "Great Repression"), under the leadership of Khorloogiin Choibalsan b...
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Xinjiang War (1937)
In 1937, an Islamic rebellion broke out in southern Xinjiang. The rebels were 1,500 Turki Muslims led by Kichik Akhund, tacitly aided by the 36th Division against the pro-Soviet provincial forces of S...
Xinjiang War (1937) - Wikipedia
Sheng Shicai
Sheng Shicai (Chinese: 盛世才; pinyin: Shèng Shìcái; Wade–Giles: Sheng Shih-ts'ai; 1897 – July 13, 1970, Taiwan) was a Chinese warlord who ruled Xinjiang (Sinkiang) province from April 12, 19...
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Timeline of the Great Purge
The Great Purge of 1936-1938 in the Soviet Union can be roughly divided into four periods:October 1936 - February 1937 Reforming the security organizations, adopting official plans for purging the eli...
Rehabilitation (Soviet)
Rehabilitation (Russian: реабилитация, transliterated in English as reabilitatsiya or academically rendered as reabilitacija) was a term used in the context of the former Soviet Union, and the Pos...
Mass graves in the Soviet Union
Mass graves in the Soviet Union were used for the burial of mass numbers of citizens and foreigners executed by the government. The government of the Soviet Union under Joseph Stalin murdered many of ...
Trial of the Seventeen
The Moscow Trials were a series of three show trials held in the Soviet Union at the instigation of Joseph Stalin between 1936 and 1938. The Moscow Trials included the Trial of the Sixteen, the Trial ...
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Trial of the Sixteen
The Trial of the Sixteen (Polish: Proces szesnastu) was a staged trial of 16 leaders of the Polish Underground State held by the Soviet Union in Moscow in 1945.
The Government Delegate, togeth...
Trial of the Twenty-One
The Trial of the Twenty-One was the last of the Moscow Trials, show trials of prominent Bolsheviks, including Old Bolsheviks. The Trial of the Twenty-One took place in Moscow in March 1938, towards th...
Fayzulla Khodzhayev
Fayzulla Ubaydullayevich Khodzhayev (Uzbek: Fayzulla Ubaydulloyevich Xo‘jayev; Russian: Файзулла Убайдуллаевич Ходжаев; Persian: فیض‌الله خواجه‎; b. 1896 Bukhara – March 1938, Mos...
Fayzulla Khodzhayev - Wikipedia
Cursed soldiers
The cursed soldiers (that is, "accursed soldiers" or "damned soldiers"; Polish: Żołnierze wyklęci) is a name applied to a variety of Polish resistance movements formed in the later stages of World...
Cursed soldiers - Wikipedia
Hryhoriy Hrynko
Hryhoriy Fedorovych Hrynko (November 18, 1890, N.S. November 30), Shtepivka; - March 15, 1938; Ukrainian: Григорій Федорович Гринько, Hryn’ko; Russian: Григорий Фёдорович Гринько, Grigoriy Fy...
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Lev Kamenev
Lev Borisovich Kamenev (Russian: Лев Бори́сович Ка́менев, [ˈlʲɛf bɐˈrʲisəvʲɪtɕ ˈkamʲɪnʲɪf]; 18 July [O.S. 6 July] 1883 – 25 August 1936), born Rozenfeld (Russian: Ро́зенфельд...
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Vasiliy Ulrikh
Vasiliy Vasilievich Ulrikh (Russian: Василий Васильевич Ульрих, July 13, 1889 – May 7, 1951) was a senior judge of the Soviet Union during most of the regime of Joseph Stalin. In this capac...
Georgy Pyatakov
Georgy (Yury) Leonidovich Pyatakov (Russian: Георгий Леонидович Пятаков; August 6, 1890–Jan. 30, 1937) was a Bolshevik revolutionary leader during the Russian Revolution, and member of the L...
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Mikhail Alexandrovich Chernov
Mikhail Alexandrovich Chernov (Russian: Михаил Александрович Чернов; 20 November 1891 – 15 March 1938) was a Russian Bolshevik politician who was executed during the Great Purge.He was born in Vic...
Erich Mielke
Erich Fritz Emil Mielke (December 28, 1907 – May 21, 2000) was a German secret police official in the service of the Soviet Union and East Germany.After being one of two triggermen in the 1931 murder ...
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Genrikh Yagoda
Genrikh Grigoryevich Yagoda (Russian: Ге́нрих Григо́рьевич Яго́да; 7 November 1891–15 March 1938), born Yenokh Gershevich Iyeguda (Russian: Енох Гершевич Иегуда) was a Soviet secret poli...
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Mass operations of the NKVD
Mass operations of the NKVD were carried out during the Great Purge and targeted specific categories of people. As a rule, they were carried out according to the corresponding order of the People's Co...
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Darkness at Noon
Darkness at Noon (German: Sonnenfinsternis) is a novel by Hungarian-born British novelist Arthur Koestler, first published in 1940. His best known work, it is the tale of Rubashov, an Old Bolshevi...
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Leonid Nikolaev
Leonid Nikolaev (1904–December 29, 1934) was the assassin of Sergei Kirov, the first secretary of the Leningrad branch of the Communist Party.
Nikolaev was a troubled young Soviet Communist ...
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