LEON TROTSKY Communist Leon Trotsky helped ignite the Russian Revolution of 1917 and built the Red Army afterward. He was exiled (and possibly killed) by Joseph Stalin.

LEON TROTSKY Communist Leon Trotsky helped ignite the Russian Revolution of 1917 and built the Red Army afterward. He was exiled (and possibly killed) by Joseph Stalin. ~Via Deborah Rode

Alexandra Kollontai was a Russian revolutionary and one of the main leaders of the Bolshevik Party during the Russian Revolution of 1917. In 1920-21 she was a leader of the Workers' Opposition within the party. From 1923 onwards she withdrew from directly political activity and became a Soviet diplomat and ambassador to Norway, Mexico and Sweden. Kollontai played a pioneering role in analysing the oppression of women from a socialist and Marxist perspective and in developing political work…

Alexandra Kollontai, Russian revolutionary and one of the main leaders of the Bolshevik Party during the Revolution of

Marshal Zhukov (1896-1974)(Georgy Konstantinovich Zhukov) Notable WWII Russian General

Marshal Georgy Zhukov – 'father' of the Soviet victory over the Nazis in ~ BFD

POTSDAM CONFERENCE, 1945. President Harry S. Truman of the United States and Prime Minister Winston Churchill of Great Britain descending the steps of the President's residence at Potsdam, Germany, July 1945.

POTSDAM CONFERENCE, President Harry S. Truman of the United States and Prime Minister Winston Churchill of Great Britain descending the steps of the President's residence at Potsdam, Germany, July

Leon Trotsky (58) and his wife Natalia in refuge in Mexico City. Francis Miller / LIFE

Leon Trotsky and his wife Natalia in refuge in Mexico City. With Barbara Kingsolver in The Lacuna

An incredible photo: Stalin fools around in front of the camera of his bodyguard, Lt.Gen. Nikolai Vlasik. Some of Vlasik's photos of Stalin relaxed were spirited out of the USSR in the 1960s to be sold to magazines and newspapers in the West.

Stalin is captured in this photograph by Lt. Nikolai Vlasik, the Soviet dictator’s bodyguard. Vlasik’s off-the-record photos of Stalin caused a sensation in the early when an enterprising.

Churchill, Truman, and Stalin shaking hands during the Potsdam Conference, Germany, 23 Jul 1945, photo 1 of 3

[Photo] Churchill, Truman, and Stalin shaking hands during the Potsdam Conference, Germany, 23 Jul 1945, photo 1 of 3

Triple handshake, with Prime Minister Churchill, President Truman, and Generalissimo Stalin at the Potsdam Conference. From the Truman Library.

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