August 21,1940-The Trotsky Assassination
Read about the tale of deceit, betrayal and a pickaxe-wielding secret agent behind Leon Trotsky’s assassination.
Elmar Muuk
Elmar Muuk (26 December 1901 – 20 November 1941) was an Estonian linguist and author of a number of dictionaries and textbooks of the Estonian language, and was, together with Mihkel Veske and Johanne...
August 21,1940-The Trotsky Assassination
Read about the tale of deceit, betrayal and a pickaxe-wielding secret agent behind Leon Trotsky’s assassination.
Hieronim Dekutowski
Hieronim Dekutowski (noms de guerre "Zapora", "Odra", "Rezu", "Stary", "Henryk Zagon") was a Polish boyscout and soldier, who fought in Polish September Campaign, was a member of the elite forces Cich...
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Mykola Stasyuk
Mykola Stasyuk (Ukrainian: Микола Стасюк) was a Ukrainian political and public figure from Katerynoslav or its province. He was a member of the first government of Ukraine and the Central Council ...
Isaak Babel
Isaac Emmanuilovich Babel (Russian: Исаа́к Эммануи́лович Ба́бель; July 13 [O.S. July 1] 1894 – January 27, 1940) was a Russian language journalist, playwright, literary translato...
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Karol Chmiel
Karol Chmiel (1911–1951) was born on April 17, 1911 in the village of Zagorzyce (now in Ropczyce-Sędziszów County, Subcarpathian Voivodeship) to a peasant family of Antoni and Katarzyna née Charchut. ...
Łukasz Ciepliński
Łukasz Ciepliński ([ˈwukaʂ t͡ɕɛˈpliɲskʲi]; October 26, 1913– March 1, 1951) was a Polish soldier who fought in the Polish anti-Nazi and anti-communist resistance movements. He used noms de guerre Pług...
Łukasz Ciepliński - Wikipedia
Nikolai Yezhov
Nikolai Ivanovich Yezhov or Ezhov (Russian: Никола́й Иванович Ежо́в, [nʲɪkɐˈlaj jɪˈʐof]; May 1, 1895 – February 4, 1940) was a Soviet secret police official under Joseph Stalin. He was head ...
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Raising a flag over the Reichstag
Raising a flag over the Reichstag is a historic World War II photograph, taken during the Battle of Berlin on 2 May 1945. It is symbolic of the Soviet victory and occupation in east Germany in the clo...
Raising a flag over the Reichstag - Wikipedia
Leon Trotsky Museum, Mexico City
The Leon Trotsky House Museum is a museum honoring Leon Trotsky and an organization that works to promote political asylum, located in the Coyoacán borough of Mexico City. The center of the complex is...
Leon Trotsky Museum, Mexico City - Wikipedia
Eduard Ellman-Eelma
Eduard Eelma (7 April 1902 – 16 November 1941) until 1936 Eduard-Wilhelm Ellmann, was an Estonian footballer — one of the most famous before World War II. He played 58 times for Estonia national footb...
Marian Gołębiewski (soldier)
Marian Gołębiewski (noms de guerre "Irka", "Korab", "Lotka", "Ster", "Swoboda"), a soldier of the Home Army and the anti-Communist organization Wolność i Niezawisłość was born on April 16, 1911 in Pł...
Mikhail Kravchuk
Mykhailo Pylypovych Kravchuk, also Krawtchouk (Ukrainian: Миха́йло Пили́пович Кравчу́к) (September 27, 1892 – March 9, 1942), was a Soviet Ukrainian mathematician who, despite his early death, was...
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Lucrețiu Pătrășcanu
Lucrețiu Pătrășcanu ([luˈkret͡sju pətrəʃˈkanu]; November 4, 1900 – April 17, 1954) was a Romanian communist politician and leading member of the Communist Party of Romania (PCR), also noted for ...
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Mieczysław Kawalec
Mieczysław Kawalec (noms de guerre "Iza", "Zbik", "Psarski", "Stanislawski"), born 1916 in the village of Trzciana, Rzeszów County was a Polish resistance fighter. In the late 1930s he graduated from...
Stanisław Pyjas
Stanisław Pyjas was a Polish student of the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, member of the anticommunist student movements. He died on May 7, 1977 in Kraków. The exact circumstances of Pyjas’ death ...
Stanisław Pyjas - Wikipedia
Władysław Ossowski
Wladyslaw Ossowski (born November 5, 1925 in the village of Iwaszkowce near Turka, Poland, died August 5, 2000 in Legnica), was a Polish boyscout and member of the White Couriers.Using pseudonyms Maly...
Ramón Mercader
Jaime Ramón Mercader del Río (7 February 1913 – 18 October 1978) was a Spanish communist who assassinated the Russian Marxist revolutionary Leon Trotsky in 1940, in Mexico. Declassified archives have...
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Natalia Sedova
Natalia Ivanovna Sedova (Russian: Ната́лья Ива́новна Седо́ва; April 5, 1882 – January 23, 1962) is best known as the second wife of Leon Trotsky, the Russian revolutionary. She was also an active ...
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Franciszek Błażej
Captain Franciszek Błażej (noms de guerre "Roman", "Bogusław") was born 1907 in an unknown location, in southeastern Poland. He was a professional officer of the Polish Army, and participated in the P...
Rudolf Regner
Rudolf "Rudek" Regner (1917 in Dolina, Austrian Galicia – probably in June 1941, murdered by the NKVD), was a Polish scout, soldier and member of the White Couriers. Before World War II, he work...
Trotskyism
Trotskyism is the theory of Marxism as advocated by Leon Trotsky. Trotsky identified as an orthodox Marxist and Bolshevik-Leninist, and supported founding a vanguard party of the working-class, prolet...
Trotskyism - Wikipedia
Stanisław Karolkiewicz
Stanisław Karolkiewicz (nom de guerre Szczęsny) (1918–2009) was born in 1918 in the Polish historical region of Podlasie. Raised in a patriotic family, he joined the Polish Army in the 1930s, and then...
Censorship of images in the Soviet Union
Censorship of images in the Soviet Union curtailed access to pornography, which was specifically prohibited by Soviet law. Visual censorship was also exploited in a political context, particularly dur...
Censorship of images in the Soviet Union - Wikipedia
Józef Łobodowski
Józef Stanisław Łobodowski was a Polish poet and political thinker.Łobodowski was born 19 March 1909 at the Purwiszki country estate, Sejny County in the Suwałki Land (Pol., Suwalszczyzna), Polish lan...
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Serhiy Yefremov
Serhiy Yefremov (Ukrainian: Сергій Єфремов; October 18, 1876 – March 31, 1939) was a Ukrainian literary journalist, historian, critic, political activist, statesman, and academician. He was ...
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Adam Lazarowicz
Major Adam Lazarowicz (noms de guerre "Klamra", "Pomorski", "Zygmunt", "Jadzik", "Aleksander", 1902 – March 1, 1951) was a Polish military officer who played a prominent role in the Polish resistance ...
Zefiryn Machalla
Zefiryn Machalla (August 1, 1915 – January 10, 1952), was a major of the Polish Army and participant of the Polish September Campaign. In the interbellum period, his talent was highly praised by the P...
October Revolution
The October Revolution (Russian: Октя́брьская револю́ция, Oktyabr'skaya revolyutsiya; [ɐkˈtʲabrʲskəjə rʲɪvɐˈlʲutsɨjə]), officially known as the Great October Socialist Revolution (Russian: Ве...
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