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A Martyr of the Great Terror

  When I traveled to Russia during the summer of 2013, I was fortunate enough to stumble across an exhibit dedicated to the life of Leon Trotsky in the basement of a Gulag museum in Moscow. I knew very little about the man who at one point was one of Vladimir Lenin’s right hand men, […]

The Start of a Massacre; The Assassination of Kirov

Image from http://russiapedia.rt.com/prominent-russians/politics-and-society/sergeykirov/      Stalin, a force and leader to be feared since the start of his rule, had not yet shown the true colors of his brutality by the early 1930s. This would all change with the start of … Continue reading