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Trotsky

or Trot·ski

[trot-skee; Russian trawt-skyee]
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noun
  1. LeonLev, or Leib, Davidovich Bronstein, 1879–1940, Russian revolutionary and writer: minister of war 1918–25.
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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.

  • 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

Trotsky

Trotski

noun
  1. 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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