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Grigori Zinoviev

(b. 11 Sept. 1883, d. 25 Aug. 1936). Soviet politician Born Radomyslsky Apfelbaum in Elizavetgrad, he joined the Russian Social Democratic Party in 1901 and supported the ...

Zinoviev, Grigori Yevseyevich

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A Dictionary of World History (3 ed.)

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..., Grigori Yevseyevich ( 1883–1936 ) Soviet communist leader . Despite originally opposing the Russian Revolution , he became chairman of the Comintern (1919–26). In 1924 a letter apparently signed by him (known as the Zinoviev letter ) was sent to the British Communist Party, urging revolutionary activity within the army and in Ireland. Published in British Conservative newspapers four days before the general election, it may have swung the middle-class vote away from the Labour Party, who claimed (correctly) that it was a forgery. On ...

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Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

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..., Grigori Yevseevich ( 1883–1936 ) Russian revolutionary and chairman of Comintern ( 1919–26 ). Born in Yelisavetgrad (now Kirovograd) into a middle-class family, Zinoviev joined the Russian Social Democratic Workers Party in 1901 . He aligned himself with the Bolsheviks in 1903 and took part in the unsuccessful 1905 revolution, becoming closely associated with Lenin in the years that followed. Zinoviev played a significant part in the October Revolution ( 1917 ), and as one of the principal Bolshevik leaders he was put in charge of the...

Grigori Zinoviev

Grigori Zinoviev  

(b. 11 Sept. 1883, d. 25 Aug. 1936).Soviet politician Born Radomyslsky Apfelbaum in Elizavetgrad, he joined the Russian Social Democratic Party in 1901 and supported the Bolshevik faction in 1903, ...
Leon Trotsky

Leon Trotsky  

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1879–1940)Russian revolutionary leader who, from the October Revolution to the death of Lenin, was the second most powerful man in the Soviet Union. He lost ground to Stalin after Lenin's death and ...
Zinoviev letter

Zinoviev letter  

A letter published in the press in 1924 as having been sent by the Soviet politician Grigori Zinoviev (1883–1936) to British Communists, inciting them to subversion; it was later discovered to be a ...
Lev Borisovich Kamenev

Lev Borisovich Kamenev  

(22 July 1883, d. 25 Aug. 1936).Soviet politicianBorn Lev Borisovich Rosenfeld in Moscow, he was forced to abandon his law degree at Moscow University in 1902 owing to his political activities. He ...
Great Purge

Great Purge  

(1936–8,USSR)After coming to power in 1924 against Lenin's wishes, Stalin confirmed his position as leader of the Communist Party and the Soviet Union by using terror against his opponents, through ...
Comintern

Comintern  

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(Communist International)Organization of national communist parties for the propagation of communist doctrine with the aim of bringing about a world revolution. It was established by Lenin (1919) in ...
Nikolai Ivanovich Yezhov

Nikolai Ivanovich Yezhov  

(b. 1895, d. 1939?).Head of Soviet Secret Police Born in St Petersburg, he joined the Bolsheviks in April 1917 and took part in the Russian (October) Revolution of 1917. During the Russian Civil War, ...
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The Oxford Companion to British History (2 ed.)

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... letter . Supposed to have brought down the first Labour government of 1924 . It bore the signature of Grigori Zinoviev, president of the Communist International (Comintern) in Moscow, and was addressed to the Communist Party of Great Britain , calling on it to sow subversion among the armed forces of the crown. There is a faint possibility that it was a forgery; and a stronger likelihood that it was deliberately ‘leaked’ by the British secret services , who intercepted it, shortly before the October 1924 general election, in order to scare voters...

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A Dictionary of British History (3 ed.)

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... letter Supposed to have brought down the first Labour government of 1924 . It bore the signature of Grigori Zinoviev , president of the Communist International (Comintern) in Moscow, and was addressed to the Communist Party of Great Britain , calling on it to sow subversion among the armed forces of the crown. There is a faint possibility that it was a forgery; and a stronger likelihood that it was deliberately ‘leaked’ by the British secret services, shortly before the October 1924 general election, to scare voters over to the...

1920s

1920s: 1922 - 1929  

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...Francisco Menuhin, Yehudi, Baron (1916–1999) Who's Who in the Twentieth Century 1 20th century Performing arts Music North America United States 1924 1924 A massive Conservative victory in the UK general election follows publication of the forged Zinoviev letter, and Baldwin returns as prime minister Zinoviev, Grigori Yevseyevich (1883–1936) A Dictionary of World History 2 20th century Politics Great Britain - from 1707 United Kingdom - from 1801 British Isles British prime ministers - from 1830 Europe Rulers and politicians Britain 1924 1924 Leos Janacek's...

Great Britain - from 1707

Great Britain - from 1707: 1707 - 2011  

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...Art and Artists 4 1920s 20th century Arts Painting British painting British art United Kingdom - from 1801 Scotland British Isles Europe Britain 1924 1924 A massive Conservative victory in the UK general election follows publication of the forged Zinoviev letter, and Baldwin returns as prime minister Zinoviev, Grigori Yevseyevich (1883–1936) A Dictionary of World History 2 1920s 20th century Politics United Kingdom - from 1801 British Isles British prime ministers - from 1830 Europe Rulers and politicians Britain 1924 1924 E.M. Forster's novel A Passage to...

United Kingdom - from 1801

United Kingdom - from 1801: 1801 - 2011  

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...Art and Artists 4 1920s 20th century Arts Painting British painting British art Great Britain - from 1707 Scotland British Isles Europe Britain 1924 1924 A massive Conservative victory in the UK general election follows publication of the forged Zinoviev letter, and Baldwin returns as prime minister Zinoviev, Grigori Yevseyevich (1883–1936) A Dictionary of World History 2 1920s 20th century Politics Great Britain - from 1707 British Isles British prime ministers - from 1830 Europe Rulers and politicians Britain 1924 1924 E.M. Forster's novel A Passage to...

20th century

20th century: 1900 - 1999  

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...in San Francisco Menuhin, Yehudi, Baron (1916–1999) Who's Who in the Twentieth Century 1 1920s Performing arts Music North America United States 1924 1924 A massive Conservative victory in the UK general election follows publication of the forged Zinoviev letter, and Baldwin returns as prime minister Zinoviev, Grigori Yevseyevich (1883–1936) A Dictionary of World History 2 1920s Politics Great Britain - from 1707 United Kingdom - from 1801 British Isles British prime ministers - from 1830 Europe Rulers and politicians Britain 1924 1924 Leos Janacek's opera The...

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