Vyshinsky

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Vyshinsky

(Russian viˈʃinskij) or

Vishinsky

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(Biography) Andrei Yanuaryevich (anˈdrjej jənuˈarjɪvitʃ). 1883–1954, Soviet jurist, statesman, and diplomat; foreign minister (1949–53). He was public prosecutor (1935–38) at the trials held to purge Stalin's rivals and was the Soviet representative at the United Nations (1945–49; 1953–54)
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In the light of that, it is a sad irony that all the rhetorical devices that Andrey Vyshinsky employed to destroy Zinoviev in 1936--calumny, amalgams, guilt by association and so forth--were ones that, as this volume shows, Zinoviev also used with neither hesitation nor scruple.