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Sukhanov stood on the centre of the Russian revolution as a founding member and ideologist of the Petrograd Soviet and as fearless editor of the major competition newspaper. His seven-volume eyewitness memoir of the main occasions of the Russian revolution is peopled by way of such best figures as Lenin, Trotsky, Martov, Chernov, Tsereteli and lots of extra. within the Twenties he stood out in brave competition to these of his fellow economists who ready the Communist celebration for Stalin's brutal collectivization. discovered responsible on the farcical Menshevik show-trial of 1931 and to that end sufferer of a trumped-up cost of spying for Germany, he was once shot in 1940 and in basic terms rehabilitated in 1992. His destiny epitomizes the tragedy of these Russian intellectuals who sought an lodging with the Communist dictatorship and have been destroyed through it.

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