RUSSIA: Trotzky Out

For continuous outspoken opposition to the ruling oligarchy, headed by Josef Vissarionovitch Stalin, the Presidium of the Central Committee of the Third (Communist) International last week deposed Lev (Leon) Davidovitch Trotzky and his aide one Vuyovitch.

Summoned before that august Bolshevist body, the former potent War Minister accused M. Stalin and Nikolai Bucharin, editor of the Pravda (official Moscow newspaper), of placing the question of their survival above all principle. He called them usurpers, Bonapartist dictators, without authority from the masses.

Defending his supporters, M. Trotzky asserted: "In their politics these men tower over those who conceal their crimes under party discipline....

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