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

  • Trotsky, Leon 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 (1925) and the autobiographical My Life (1930). Trotsky was murdered at the behest of Stalin while in exile in Mexico.

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  • n. Russian revolutionary and Communist theorist who helped Lenin and built up the army; he was ousted from the Communist Party by Stalin and eventually assassinated in Mexico (1879-1940)


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