purges of the 1930s

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  • Purges of the 1930s
    • Instruments of terror
      • NKVD sent people to Gulags in 1934.
      • Party collected information
      • Established by Lenin
    • Chistka 1932-35
      • Removal of party members
      • 1935- 22% of party members removed
    • Opposition- real or imagined?
      • "I trust nobody not even myself"
      • 1932, Ryutin issues document criticising Stalin- is removed from power.
      • 1934, seventeenth- Kirov raises concerns over FFYP- standing ovations.
        • Murder of Kirov, December 1934
          • Kirov without bodyguard
          • Catalyst for party purges
    • Murder of Kirov, December 1934
      • Kirov without bodyguard
      • Catalyst for party purges
    • Show trials- 1935-36
      • Former members accused of anti- Soviet activities.
      • Trials of Sixteen- left, August 1936
        • Zinoviev and Kamenev
      • Trial of the seventeen-1937
        • Officials- Radek
      • Trial of the Twenty one- 1938. Right
        • Bukhrain and Rykov
    • Purges in the Red army 1937-38
      • 14 out of 16  army commanders.
    • Purge of secret police
      • Yagoda replaced by Yezhov
      • 3000 in 6 months.

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