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Lenin, Vladimir I.. The suppressed testament of Lenin - Image 41. 1935. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. June 22, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/6613/show/6603.

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Lenin, Vladimir I.. (1935). The suppressed testament of Lenin - Image 41. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/6613/show/6603

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Title The suppressed testament of Lenin
Alternative Title The suppressed testament of Lenin: the complete original text, with two explanatory articles
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Lenin, Vladimir I.
Contributor (LCNAF)
  • Trotsky, Leon
Publisher Pioneer Publishers
Date 1935
Subject.Topical (Local)
  • Politics and government
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Soviet Union
Genre (AAT)
  • pamphlets
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Original Item Extent 47 pages; 20 cm
Original Item Location DK254.L3S9
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b8304557~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 mechanics of the preceding period when they with Stalin had created the legend of "Trotskyism" by conspiratorial methods. A year later, when it became finally clear that the Opposition would be compelled to swim long and stubbornly against the current, Zinoviev and Kamenev threw themselves on the mercy of the victor. As a first condition of their party rehabilitation it was demanded that they rehabilitate the legend of Trotskyism. Ttyiey agreed. At that time I decided to reinforce their own previous declarations on this matter through a series of authoritative testimonials. It was Radek, no other than Karl Radek, who gave the following written testimony: "I was present at a conversation with Kamenev to the effect that Kamenev was going to tell at a plenum of the Central Committee how they [that is, Kamenev and Zinoviev] together with Stalin, decided to use the old disagreements between Trotsky and Lenin in order after the death of Lenin to keep Trotsky out of the party leadership. Moreover, I have often heard from the lips of Zinoviev and Kamenev how they 'invented' Trotskyism as an actual slogan. K. Radek, December 25, 1927." Similar written testimonies were given by Preobrazhensky, Piatakov, Rakovsky and Eltzin. Piatakov, the present director of the State Bank, summed up Zinoviev's testimony in the following words: "Trotskyism was thought up in order to replace the actual disagreements with pretended ones, that is, with disagreements taken from the past having no significance now, but artificially galvanized for the afore said purposes." This is clear enough, is it not? "No on< wrote V. Eltzin, a representative of the younger generation, "no one of the Zinovievists present at the time objected. They all accepted this communication from Zinoviev as a generally known fact." The above-cited testimony of Radek was submitted by him on December 25, 1927. A few weeks later he was already in exile, and a few months later on the meridian of Tomsk he became convinced of the correctness of Stalin's position, a thing which had not been revealed to him earlier in Moscow. But from Radek also the powers demanded as a condition sine qua non an acknowledgment of the reality of this 39 »