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American Committee for the Defense of Leon Trotsky. World voices on the Moscow trials - Image 15. 1936?. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 20, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/3054/show/3000.

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American Committee for the Defense of Leon Trotsky. (1936?). World voices on the Moscow trials - Image 15. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/3054/show/3000

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Title World voices on the Moscow trials
Alternative Title World voices on the Moscow trials: a compilation from the labor and liberal press of the world
Creator (LCNAF)
  • American Committee for the Defense of Leon Trotsky
Publisher Pioneer Publishers
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • New York, New York
Date 1936?
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940
  • Zinovyev, Grigory Yevseyevich, 1883-1936
  • Kamenev, Lev Borisovich, 1883-1936
Genre (AAT)
  • pamphlets
Language English
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  • Image
Original Item Extent 64 pages: 1 illustration; 20 cm
Original Item Location DK266.3.A45
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b8304404~S11
Original Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
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Transcript The Russian Purge The following letter, published on September 11, 193 6, was written, according to an editorial note "by a correspondent with a close knowledge of political conditions in Soviet Russia." To the Editor of the Manchester Guardian: Sir—With Kamenev, Zinoviev, Smirnov, etc., there disappear the last of the Russian Communists, the last of the Old Guard companions of Lenin, the last of the Marxists in Russia. There is little doubt that the execution of all the surviving members of the original Polit-Bureau which created the Soviet State is meant by Stalin to convince the doubting capitalistic world of the sincerity of his abandonment of Bolshevism and of the reality of Russia's National Socialism. What we have for years past been witnessing in Russia is a counter-revolution from within and the destruction of Communism by those who still pay it lip-service. For the past decade Stalin has been busy discarding all the principles and practices of Socialism in the internal organization of the country. Tomsky fell when he protested against the trade unions being deprived of every vestige of power or right to protect the workers. Today anyone can be dismissed at the whim of the manager or director of the factory without being able to appeal to his trade union or to anyone else. With dismissal he frequently loses also his room and finds his family homeless, whilst the passport system prevents his seeking work in another town. At the same time preferment, the obtaining of decent living accommodation, of a place in a rest home or sanatorium, all depend mainly on the favor of the factory director or office chairman. Accordingly everyone does his best by flattery and toadyism to keep in the good graces of his boss at any cost to his self-respect or principles. The factory director or office chairman, who can treat his workers as serfs without political or economic rights, is in the same position towards his superior, the chairman of the trust, whilst the latter in his turn trembles before the Commissar as the Commissar trembles before Stalin and the O.G.P.U. In Russia today as under the Tsars no one is secure, each petty tyrant is himself a slave. Lenin realized that since all positions of responsibility were to be held by Communists it was of vital importance to keep the party free of self-seeking men without principles who would enter for the material benefits they could obtain. Accordingly he instituted the party maximum—i.e., no Communist could receive more than 275 roubles a month, although many of the non-party specialists (engineers, etc.) under the Communists received must more. Stalin, as soon as he had exiled Trotsky, abolished the party maximum first in 13