The Kirov assassination

by Leon Trotsky

Publisher: Pioneer Publishers in New York

Written in English
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  • Kirov, Sergei Mironovich, -- 1886-1934 -- Assassination.

Edition Notes

StatementLeon Trotsky ; translated by J.G. Wright.
The Physical Object
Pagination32p. ;
Number of Pages32
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19884867M

COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.   Four days after his death, an extensive biography of Kirov was printed. At the time of his death, Kirov's personal library contained more t books. It is commonly thought that Stalin was behind Kirov's assassination, partly because Kirov was popular enough to . Excerpted from the book Poverty, Wealth Dictatorship, Democracy: Resource Scarcity and the Origins of Dictatorship. On December 1, , Sergei Kirov, a secretary of the Communist Central Committee, was fatally wounded by an assassin - shot in the back with a revolver - outside his office in Leningrad. The book includes translations of documents from the Read More Drawing on hundreds of newly available, top-secret KGB and party Central Committee documents, historian Matthew E. Lenoe reexamines the assassination of Leningrad party chief Sergei Kirov.

However, Oleg Khlevniuk in his book "The Politburo: Mechanisms of political power during the s" in chapter 3, refutes the theory that Kirov was one of the main speakers, that he said anything unusual or outside the Party's line. Ms. Knight's book investigates the most sensational (and arguably most consequential) murder in Russian History, the merciless assassination of Sergei Kirov. She sets the stage by giving a short sketch of the Russian Revolution and of the life of Kirov. Kirov. Kirov's death, as the most popular leader of the Opposition, meant the definite end of the 'reconciliation' movement exemplified by Kirov, and the beginning of Stalin's Great Purge. As author and Marxist scholar Boris Nikolaevsky pointed out: One thing is certain: the only man who profited by the Kirov assassination was Stalin. [17] Notes. The most comprehensive and revealing investigation of Stalinism and political developments in the Soviet Union from , this edition is an extensively revised and expanded version of a classic work. The internationally known historian Roy Medvedev has included more than one-hundred new interviews, unpublished memoirs, and archives from survivors of Stalin's death camps.

On the day of the murder of S. M. Kirov, Nikolaev stated that the assassination was worked out by him alone and that there were no co-conspirators. Further he said that by killing Comrade Kirov he had fulfilled an ‘historic mission’ and it was a ‘signal’ for the Party . Filed under: Kirov, Sergeĭ Mironovich, -- Assassination The Kirov Assassination (Toronto: Workers Party of Canada, ), by Leon Trotsky, trans. by John G. Wright (PDF at ) Leon Trotsky on the Kirov Assassination (originally published ; New York: Pioneer Publishers, ), by Leon Trotsky, trans. by John G. Wright.

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The book goes back to look at the murder of Mr. Kirov in Kirov was an important person in the USSR Communist party, and Stalin must have seen him as a threat to Stalin's power and position in the party and government/5(10).

Any Knight wrote what was the definitive book on the Kirov murder (Who Killed Kirov?) and it is available for the fraction of the cost of this behemoth. However, for a comprehensive history of the event this is the book to read (if you can get it at your library.)Cited by: 9.

A fantastic factual account of the attempted assassination by motorcade, plotting and eventual murder of Stalin's proposed successor, Sergei Kirov. Multiple accounts from eyewitness. Partial descriptions and motivations of the perpetrators.

Repression of Ukrainian intelligentsia, subsequent arrests and executions of white guards/5. The book includes translations of documents from the various investigations of the Kirov murder, allowing readers to reach their own conclusions about Stalin’s involvement in the assassination.

Matthew Lenoe is associate professor of history at the University of Rochester. Drawing on hundreds of newly available, top-secret KGB and party Central Committee documents, historian Matthew E.

Lenoe reexamines the assassination of Leningrad party chief Sergei Kirov/5(3). Stalin and the Kirov Murder By Robert Conquest pages. Oxford University Press. $ On Dec. 1,Sergei Kirov, the Communist Party leader in. Abd what greater mystery is there in Soviet history than determining who was responsible for the assassination of Sergei Kirov, the party chief The Kirov assassination book Leningrad and supposed friend of Stalin.

On December 1,he was shot in the back of the neck just in front of his second floor office in the Smolny Institute/5(7). The assassination of Kirov has remained a complete mystery for several weeks. At first, the official dispatch referred only the the execution – as an immediate repressive measure – of some scores of terrorists from among White émigrés arriving via Poland, Romania and other border states.

On December 1,a lone gunman shot and killed Sergei Kirov, Secretary of the Central and Leningrad Party Organization, member of the Moscow Politburo, and heir apparent to Joseph Stalin. This assassination was arguably one of the most significant crimes of the century. Not only did it seal the fates of thousands--and, indirectly, millions--of people spuriously connected to the killer, but.

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Built from the bones of all four prior Kirov Class battlecruisers, she is updated with Russia’s most lethal weapons, given back her old name, and commissioned in the year Reviews: Note: Citations are based on reference standards.

However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied. The book includes translations of documents from the various investigations of the Kirov murder, allowing readers to reach their own conclusions about Stalin’s involvement in the assassination.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title. Conquest began this book with a brief summary of Kirov's murder. Conquest also raises troubling questions re this murder such as why Kirov's NKVD body guards were mysteriously absent during the assassination.

Conquest asked the same question when he wrote, "Or, to put it another way, who gave him (the assassin) his chance, and why?"/5(9). The Kirov assassination / Leon Trotsky; translated by J.G. Wright. imprint. Toronto: Workers Party of Canada, general note. With advertisements for books by Trotsky and for The Vanguard (official organ of the Workers Party of Canada) on lower cover.

catalogue key. MARC View. The Kirov affair marked the opening of the great wave of terror that swept the Soviet Union during the next five years, claiming millions of victims.

The official (that is, until ) version of. Title:: Leon Trotsky on the Kirov Assassination: Author:: Trotsky, Leon, Translator:: Wright, John G. Note: originally published ; New York: Pioneer. Get this from a library. The Kirov murder and Soviet history.

[Matthew E Lenoe] -- "Drawing on hundreds of newly available, top-secret KGB and party Central Committee documents, historian Matthew E. Lenoe reexamines the assassination of Leningrad party chief Sergei Kirov. Events leading to W.W. I released demons upon Europe, and the Kirov Murder helped unleash unspeakable horror and tragedy in the U.S.S.R.

Conquest began this book with a brief summary of Kirov's murder. Conquest also raises troubling questions re this murder such as why Kirov's NKVD body guards were mysteriously absent during the assassination. The book includes translations of documents from the various investigations of the Kirov murder, allowing readers to reach their own conclusions about Stalin’s involvement in the assassination.

Altogether, this book by Bruno Ulam suggests that Stalin had a genius plan to at the same time get rid of two people he disliked: Yagoda and Kirov. HE charged Yagoda for the assassination of Kirov and then blamed the assassination of Yagoda, and thus he got rid of.

Stalin and the Kirov Murder, written by the much acclaimed author of Harvest of Sorrow, is the first book-length examination of the case. Robert Conquest chronicles this story of political misfeasance and cover-up on the eve of what may be the first disclosure by the U.S.S.R.

of the actual facts of the case. The mysteries of the assassination are fascinating and myriad. Kirov’s bodyguard, who was somehow detained further down the corridor and didn—t even witness the murder, died en route to an interview with Stalin the next day, allegedly as the result of falling out of the truck in which he was being transported.

The Murder of Sergei Kirov book. Read 3 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. On December 1, Leningrad Party leader Sergei M. Kiro /5. The assassination of Sergei Kirov, the Leningrad Communist Party chief and a rising star in Stalin's inner circle, marked the beginning of one of the darkest periods of Russian history--Stalin's.

A documentary film, Assassination of Russia was made by French producers based on books by Litvinenko. He was a consultant for the movie. Books and films about him. Boris Volodarsky. The KGB's Poison Factory: From Lenin to Litvinenko, Pen & Sword/Frontline Books. Subject essay: Lewis Siegelbaum Sergei Kirov, First Secretary of the Leningrad party organization since and Politbiuro member fromwas assassinated in the Smolnyi Institute, the headquarters of the Leningrad party obkom, on December 1, The Red Book On the Moscow Trials THE ASSASSINATION OF KIROV.

All the latest Stalinist amalgams have been constructed over Kirov’s corpse. To see clearly into the Moscow trials, one must first of all recall the history of this assassination and the circumstances connected with it.

Kirov’s assassination was the act of a few desperate. Following the assassination of the Bolshevik revolutionary Sergey Kirov inthe then Soviet Ballet was renamed the Kirov Ballet, a name which is still sometimes incorrectly used.

After the end of communist rule, both the ballet company and opera company at the Mariinsky Theatre were linked to the theatre by name, becoming the Mariinsky. After Kirov's death, Stalin called for swift punishment of the traitors and those found negligent in Kirov's death.

Borisov, one of the first to come upon the scene, was immediately arrested; he died the day after Kirov's assassination, allegedly as the result of a fall from a. The Kirov assassination trials marked the beginning of Stalin’s massive four-year purge of Soviet society, in which millions of people were imprisoned, exiled or killed.To the Editor: In his review of The Tsar’s Lieutenant, by Thomas G.

Buston [Books in Review, April], Henrik Bering-Jensen describes Stalin’s purges as being the “response to the assassination of Leningrad boss Sergei Kirov” in This is seriously misleading, suggesting as it does that Stalin’s repression was motivated by the murder of an ally by a terroristic opposition.Get this from a library!

The Kirov murder and Soviet history. [Matthew E Lenoe] -- Drawing on hundreds of newly available, top-secret KGB and party Central Committee documents, historian Matthew E. Lenoe reexamines the assassination of Leningrad party chief Sergei Kirov.