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Russia under Stalin and the Purges, 9 Mar. 2015
A fictional version of the history of Stalin's purges and the Terror of the 1930s in the Soviet Union. Harrowing but beautifully written by someone who experienced the era as an early revolutionary, was then in Russia until the fall of Trotsky, afterwards travelling, living precariously and writing articles in several countries. The fate of a number of the first generation of revolutionaries and the workings of the structure which ma he'd threi demise is vividly portrayed.