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Trot·skyor Trot·ski (trŏt′skē, trôt′-), Leon Originally Lev Davidovitch Bronstein. 1879-1940.
Russian revolutionary theoretician. A leader of the Bolshevik Revolution (1917), he was later expelled from the Communist Party (1927) and banished (1929) for his opposition to the authoritarianism of Stalin and his emphasis on world revolution. His writings include Literature and Revolution (1924) and the autobiographical My Life (1930). Trotsky was murdered at the behest of Stalin while in exile in Mexico.
(Biography) Leon, original name Lev Davidovich Bronstein. 1879–1940, Russian revolutionary and Communist theorist. He was a leader of the November Revolution (1917) and, as commissar of foreign affairs and war (1917–24), largely created the Red Army. He was ousted by Stalin after Lenin's death and deported from Russia (1929); assassinated by a Stalinist agent
Leon (Lev, or Leib, Davidovich Bronstein), 1879–1940, Russian Communist revolutionary.