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Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940. Problems of the development of the U.S.S.R. - Image 17. 1931. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 23, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/3784/show/3748.

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Title Problems of the development of the U.S.S.R.
Alternative Title Problems of the development of the U.S.S.R.: draft of the thesis of the International left opposition on the Russian question
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940
Contributor (LCNAF)
  • Shachtman, Max, 1903-1972, translator
Contributor (Local)
  • Lewitt, Morris, translator
Publisher Communist league of America (Opposition)
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • New York, New York
Date 1931
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Economic policy
  • Labor policy
Subject.Topical (Local)
  • Politics and government
  • Five-year plan (1928-1932)
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Soviet Union
Genre (AAT)
  • pamphlets
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Original Item Extent 47 pages; 20 cm
Original Item Location DK266.T74 1931
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b8304559~S5
Original Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://libraries.uh.edu/branches/special-collections
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Transcript In the apparatus, there undoubtedly remain not a few honest and devoted revolutionists. But the history of the post-Lenin period—a chain of ever grosser falsification of Marxism, of unprincipled manceuvers, and of cynical mockeries of the party—would have been impossible witjhout the growing predominance in the apparatus of servile officials ready for anything. Under the guise of spurious monolithism, double- dealing permeates the whole of party life. The official decisions are accepted unanimously. At the same time, all the party strata are corroded by irreconcilable contradictions which seek roundabout ways for their eruption. The Bessedovskj's direct the purging of the party against the Left Opposition on the eve of their desertion to the camp of the enemy. The Blumkins are shot down and replaced by the Agabe- kovs. Syrzov, appointed chairman of the People's Commissars of the R. S. F. S. R. in place of the "semi- traitor" Rykov, is very soon accused of underground work against the party. Riazanov, the head of the most important scientific institution of the party, is accused, after the solemn celebration of his jubilee, of being a participant in a counter-revolutionary plot. In freeing itself of party control, the bureaucracy deprives itself of the possibility of controlling the party except through the G. P. U. where the Men- zhinskys and Yagodas bring up the Agabekovs.* * Bessedovsky was in charge of the Soviet Embassy in Paris and helped to "purge" the party nucleus there of Left Oppositionists. He recently completed his renegacy from Bolshevism by going over to the camp of the counter-revolution in so sensational a manner that it created an international scandal. Jacob Blumkin, a hero of the revolutionary civil war days, was shot by the G. P. U. in Moscow in 1930 for having visited Trotsky in Constantinople. He had been an agent of the G. P. U. entrusted with confidential work 15