RUSSIA: Trotzky v. Stalin

The severance of Anglo-Soviet relations by Great Britain (TIME, June 6) brought on at Moscow last week a political crisis. Dictator Josef Vissarionovitch Stalin was again openly criticized for the first time since last fall by his incessant rival, Lev Davidovitch Trotzky. Amid the excitement, Sir Robert Hodgson, Chief of the British Mission at Moscow, quietly departed for London with his staff on the Riga Express.

The Stalin-Trotzky feud was seemingly quenched (TIME, Oct. 25) when Comrade Trotzky was forced to sign a pledge that he would not oppose or criticize the Stalin majority...

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