The results of Kirov's Murder

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The results of Kirov's Murder

Yagoda employed to investigate murder

Stalin interrogates Nikolayev, confesses to following orders of Trotsky, Zinoviev and foreign powers
-execution of 100 politcial powers

Stalin called party officials to get rid of 'Trotskyites'

Purges focused on Leningrad, within few months 30,000- 40,000 people exiled

Head of NKVD, Yagoda implimented Stalin's politicial terror
-Arrest, interrogation and trial of Zinoviev and Kamenev
-Arrest of thousands of junior party members

By 1940, Stalin arrested and executed every important person during 1917 revolution

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