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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 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 ...
Zinoviev letter

Zinoviev letter   Reference library

Bernard Porter

The Oxford Companion to British History (2 ed.)

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2015
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History, Regional and National History
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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...

Zinoviev letter

Zinoviev letter   Quick reference

A Dictionary of British History (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
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History, Regional and National History
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90 words

... 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...

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...

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