Consider Nikolai Bukharin
, a favorite of Vladimir Lenin and the editor of Pravda.
It emphasized the role of Lenin's April Theses in laying out the Bolshevik revolutionary strategy and his own role in preventing unfaithful party leaders (Trotsky, Nikolai Bukharin
, and many others) from sabotaging the socialist revolution.
dubbed Pavlov's research findings "a tool from the iron inventory of materialist ideology.
Under Stalin, even if, like the doomed Nikolai Bukharin
, you had a hinterland and some humane instincts, there was no relenting: your family were the "cogs in the machine" that ensured you kept working.
Near the end, a recitation of the names of different avatars of Vishnu (from the more standard Rama and Krishna to Mohini, the only female one) seamlessly extends to include appelations of Communist thinkers and leaders from around the world (Vietnamese general Vo Nguyen Giap; Bolshevik rebels Nikolai Bukharin
, Leon Trotsky, and Lev Kamenev; Romanian Communist Nicolae Ceaugescu), aligning ideas of cosmic rebirth and political revolution.
Lenin's death amid the ballooning of a bureaucratic state and party apparatus, a temporary alliance of Comintern chieftain Gregory Zinoviev with Stalin against Trotsky, then an alliance of Stalin and Nikolai Bukharin
against Zinoviev and Trotsky, and finally Stalin's triumphant rupture with Bukharin--all were reflected within the Comintern and had an impact on developments within US Communism.
But succession in the Soviet system was never assured, and Stalin was faced with struggles from the "left," meaning not just Trotsky but Grigori Zinoviev and Lev Kamenev, and from the "right," meaning Nikolai Bukharin
, Nikolai Rykov, and Mikhail Tomsky.
In the early years of the Russian revolution, Bolshevik leader Nikolai Bukharin
drew on Marx's arguments about the link between human society and nature.
The Eastern European branch is easily the most interesting and numerous, counting among them the wives of Stalin, Molotov, Kliment Voroshilov (a major military figure), Nikolai Bukharin
(liquidated by Stalin in the last show-trial in 1938), Oscar Gomulka, once the head of Communist Poland, and who can forget the lifelong love of pre-WWII King Carol of Romania, Magda Lupescu (Elena Wolff in Yiddish)?
High-ranking officials like Nikolai Bukharin
and Anatoli Lunacharsky visited the region to get a sense of the situation.
Politics, murder, and love in Stalin's Kremlin; the story of Nikolai Bukharin
and Anna Larina.
This alone would have differentiated him from his fellow Old Bolsheviks, quite apart from the disparity between his own hard muscular intelligence versus the myopic theorizing of a Lev Kamenev, a Grigori Zinoviev, or a Nikolai Bukharin