A Russian revolutionary leader of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Trotsky rose to power alongside Lenin after the Russian Revolution, taking charge of foreign affairs. In favoring world communist revolution (see Trotskyism), Trotsky found himself in opposition to Lenin and to Lenin's successor, Joseph Stalin, both of whom insisted that the development of communism within the Soviet Union came first. Stalin exiled Trotsky in the late 1920s and had him assassinated in Mexico City in 1940.
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The certification, which lasts three years, was renewed by then-Defense Secretary Leon Panetta in 2012.The Detainee Abuse Photos Obama Didn’t Want You To See|Noah Shachtman, Tim Mak|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Few sore losers could wield sharp words quite like Leon Trotsky, especially when talking about Joseph Stalin.
The play told the story of a designer (Humberto Leon, of course) getting his collection ready for the runway.The Drama of Being a Model: Spike Jonze and Jonah Hill Land in Fashion Week|Allison McNearney|September 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Her punch was harder than the ones recently delivered by former Defense Secretaries Bob Gates and Leon Panetta.Here's How to Dig Out of This 'Stupid Sh*t' U.S. Foreign Policy|Leslie H. Gelb|August 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey later said they supported the plan at that time.Exclusive: Obama Told Lawmakers Criticism of His Syria Policy is 'Horsesh*t'|Josh Rogin|August 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The journey back was safely made and Leon, in spite of his bandaged head and wounded arm, was nearly smothered with kisses.The Courier of the Ozarks|Byron A. Dunn
He is now lieutenant-colonel of infantry, and governor of the kingdom of New Leon.
The fizz water must have something of the sort of thing that old Ponce de Leon sought.My Wonderful Visit|Charlie Chaplin
A young man about twenty-eight years of age advanced to meet them with a smiling face, for he saw Leon de Lora first.
"Cousin, look at those two men," said Leon, pointing out to him a former minister and the leader of the Left Centre.