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Zinoviev, Grigori Evseyevich (orig. Hirsch Apfelbaum; Ovsel Gershon Aronov Radomyslsky)

Born: 1883 AD
Died: 1936 AD, at 52 years of age.

Nationality: Russian
Categories: Communist, Politicial Adviser


1883 - Born in Russia; birth of the Russian Soviet politician and Communist revolutionary


1903 - joined Lenin in Switzerland


1905 - returned Russia during the Revolution


1908 - was imprisoned


1917 - became one of V. I.LENIN”S closet collaborators before the Bolshevik Revolution

- edited a number of communist newspapers

- returned to Russia with Lenin on the famous “Sealed train”


1919 - appointed as head grad of the Communist International (Comintern)


1920 - convened a congress of peoples of the East Baku and he urged delegates from various Asian countries to wage a “holy war” against British imperialism


1922 - allied with Stalin and Kamenev against Leon Trotsky but he disagreed with Stalin in ideologies so he got politically outflanked


1936 - was executed by Stalin with the false charge of organizing a “terrorist counterrevolutionary group allied with the Gestapo”


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