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[trot-skee; Russian trawt-skyee] /ˈtrɒt ski; Russian ˈtrɔt skyi/
Leon (Lev or Leib, Davidovich Bronstein) 1879–1940, Russian revolutionary and writer: minister of war 1918–25. Unabridged
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  • Far better to have the Democracy of the trenches than the Anarchy of Trotsky.

    John Brown Captain R. W. Campbell
  • Trotsky, he said, was quite another sort—an ambitious adventurer.

    Under Four Administrations Oscar S. Straus
  • Trotsky's answer to Kautsky is not only one side of a controversy.

  • And Lenin and Trotsky are the boy Indian-fighters of the world.

    The Iron Puddler James J. Davis
  • At the second congress of the Third International, Trotsky remarked.

    The Crisis in Russia Arthur Ransome
British Dictionary definitions for Trotsky


Leon, original name Lev Davidovich Bronstein. 1879–1940, Russian revolutionary and Communist theorist. He was a leader of the November Revolution (1917) and, as commissar of foreign affairs and war (1917–24), largely created the Red Army. He was ousted by Stalin after Lenin's death and deported from Russia (1929); assassinated by a Stalinist agent
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