RUSSIA: Traitors

Black secrecy had reigned for ten days within the thick, awesome walls of the Kremlin. There the Central Executive Committee of the Communist party was in the progress of expelling Comrade Lev Davidovitch Trotzky from its ranks —this in a country where the Communist Party is the only one per mitted to exist. Comrade Trotzky, creator of the Red Army and one-time chief defender of the Communist Fatherland, was assumedly being read out of the party councils—and with him Comrade Gregory Zinoviev, zealous apostle of "The World Revolution of the World Proletariat."...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!