Stalin launched his brutal attack on the countryside in conjunction with the beginnings of a "drawn-out, painstakingly sadistic humiliation" of Nikolai Bukharin
, a strong supporter of the New Economic Policy, who eventually was denounced, tried as a counterrevolutionary, and executed.
was a founding father of the Soviet Union, but was executed after he dared to confront Stalin over their different views of the state.
In 1922, when an estimated 33 million people were in danger of starvation in Soviet Russia, Nikolai Bukharin
- whom Lenin once called the 'darling' of the Bolshevik Party - was sent from Moscow to Kiev to address a vast anti-God rally in his role as head of the Communist International and editor of the leading newspaper, Izvestia.
Cohen, whose PhD thesis on Soviet leader Nikolai Bukharin
Cameron had somehow got wind of.
33) Reflecting the still dominant agricultural line set forth by Nikolai Bukharin
, the editors' professed goal was to use the newspaper as a vehicle for instructing the peasants on how to produce more scientifically and profitably and to adjust agricultural production to the demands of the market.
, who was with Lenin one of the original Bolsheviks and later a president of the Comintern, saw Indonesia as "a bridge from Asia to Australia.
Even Nikolai Bukharin
, the leading Soviet ideologist whom Stalin purged, began to have misgivings about the Revolution and began to allude to the fascist features of the emerging system.
, Historical Materialism: A System of Sociology, 1925
Given his rush to lay blame and the orgy of repression that followed, many have suspected that Stalin - not Grigori Zinoviev, Lev Kamenev, Nikolai Bukharin
, or any of the other party leaders-masterminded the most enigmatic crime of the Soviet century, and perhaps the most consequential.
There are also mistakes with names, for example, Nikita Bukharin for Nikolai Bukharin
(1888-1938) does not need any introduction to the West, at least not in academic circles.
In Hanson's view, during the 1920s the left tendency was represented by Leon Trotsky, the center by Grigorii Zinoviev, and the right by Nikolai Bukharin
The question answered by a series of prison letters to Stalin from Nikolai Bukharin
, the old Bolshevik convicted in the 1938 show trials, may not exactly amount to "the enigma of the century," as Radzinsky exaggeratedly characterizes the mystery of how the purge-trial victims justified their treatment.
It should come as no surprise, then, that Nikolai Bukharin
, the great champion of the NEP of the 1920s whose writings are justly revered by scholars everywhere who believe in gradualism as opposed to Stalinism, saw that the process of creating true communism would be lengthy.
He insisted that Stalinism was an aberration and the man who really represented the spirit of the revolution and democratic socialism was Nikolai Bukharin