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Report of Court Proceedings in the Case of the Anti-Soviet "Block of Rights and Trotskyites" Heard Before The Military Collegium of the Supreme Court of the U.S.S.R. Moscow, March 2-13, 1938

People's Commissariat of Justice of the U.S.S.R.

Published by People's Commissariat of Justice of the U.S.S.R., Moscow, 1938
Condition: vg Soft cover
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Large octavo. [8], 799, [1]pp. Original printed wrappers over cloth spine and printed paper covered boards. Scarce report of court proceedings of the third show trial, held in Moscow in March 1938, and known as The Trial of the Twenty-One. It is the most famous of Soviet show trials because of the people involved and the scope of charges, which tied together all the loose threads from earlier trials. It included 21 defendants alleged to belong to the so-called "Bloc of Rightists and Trotskyites": 1. Nikolai Bukharin - Marxist theoretician, former head of Communist International and member of Politburo 2. Alexei Rykov - former premier and member of Politburo 3. Nikolai Krestinsky - former member of Politburo and ambassador to Germany 4. Christian Rakovsky - former ambassador to Great Britain and France 5. Genrikh Yagoda - former head of NKVD 6. Arkady Rosengoltz - former People's Commissar for Foreign Trade 7. Vladimir Ivanov - former People's Commissar for Timber Industry 8. Mikhail Chernov - former People's Commissar for Agriculture 9. Grigori Grinko - former People's Commissar for Finance 10. Isaac Zelensky - former Secretary of Central Committee 11. Sergei Bessonov 12. Akmal Ikramov - Uzbek leader 13. Faizulla Khodjayev - Uzbek leader 14. Vasily Sharangovich - former first secretary in Byelorussia 15. Prokopy Zubarev 16. Pavel Bulanov - NKVD officer 17. Lev Levin - Kremlin doctor 18. Dmitry Pletnev - Kremlin doctor 19. Ignaty Kazakov - Kremlin doctor 20. Venyamin Maximov-Dikovsky 21. Pyotr KryuchkovAll the leading defendants were executed. All of the surviving members of the Lenin-era Politburo, except Stalin and Trotsky, were tried. By the end of the final trial Stalin had arrested and executed almost every important living Bolshevik from the Revolution. Of 1,966 delegates to the party congress in 1934, 1,108 were arrested. Of 139 members of the Central Committee, 98 were arrested. Three out of five Soviet marshals (Alexander Ilyich Yegorov, Vasily Blyukher, Tukhachevsky) and several thousands of the Red Army officers were arrested or shot. The key defendant, Leon Trotsky, was living in exile abroad, but he still did not survive Stalin's desire to have him dead and was assassinated by a Soviet agent in Mexico in 1940 (from Wikipedia.) Some age wear on wrappers with spine and edges age-toned and moderate chipping along edges. Minor abrasion along edges of front cover. Wrappers in overall good-, binding in good+, interior in very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 29216

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Title: Report of Court Proceedings in the Case of ...

Publisher: People's Commissariat of Justice of the U.S.S.R., Moscow

Publication Date: 1938

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:vg

Edition: First edition.

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