Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Kamenev, Lev Borisovich 1883-1936. Russian Communist leader who ruled with Stalin and Zinoviev after the death of Lenin (1924) but was expelled as a Trotskyite (1927) and was later imprisoned (1934) and executed.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • At a time when my soul is filled with nothing but love for the party and its leadership, when, having lived through hesitations and doubts, I can boldly say that I learned to highly trust the Central Committee's every step and every decision you, Comrade Stalin, make, Kamenev wrote.

    Moscow museum puts Lenin's Jewish roots on display

  • Stalin ignored this letter, too, and Kamenev was executed in 1936.

    Moscow museum puts Lenin's Jewish roots on display

  • One of the documents contains a desperate plea that Stalin received in 1934 from an arrested Communist leader, Lev Kamenev, whose real name was Rosenfeld.

    Moscow museum puts Lenin's Jewish roots on display

  • Not to be confused with Lev Borisovich Kamenev, another old Bolshevik, who was murdered in October 1936 as the Great Terror got underway.

    Deathride

  • So his plan, which Kamenev, the nominal supreme commander, had already approved, required the Bolshevik armies operating out of western Ukraine to move on Warsaw, catch the Poles in a giant pincer movement, and crush them.

    Deathride

  • Both were speaking well before the onset of what is now generally referred to as the Great Terror: that only began in 1936, with arrest and trial of Sergei Kamenev, Grigory Zinoviev, and fourteen other prominent old Bolsheviks.

    Deathride

  • Trotsky, Kamenev, and Zinoviev held high office until purged by Stalin — whose Jewish crony Kaganovich sat in the Politburo till 1957.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Why the Neglect of Communist Crimes Matters

  • Kamenev was gone, Lavrenti Konev was in, and ever since Shunin had allowed the younger man to run the media side of things.

    The Edge of Madness

  • Within two weeks of Shunin meeting Lavrenti, a video of Kamenev had been aired on RTR, the state-run television channel, showing a person resembling Kamenev fumbling around with two much younger women.

    The Edge of Madness

  • He had come to Shunins attention when his daughter, Katya, had brought him home at a time when Shunin had been under pressure from a political opponent, Kamenev.

    The Edge of Madness

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.