The end of the purges and the death of Trotsky

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Order 0047 was rescinded in September 1938

  • Yezhovschina had threatened to destabilise the state and both industry and administration had suffered
  • Yezhov was removed as Head of the NKVD in December 1938
  • In April 1939, Yezhov was arrested and accused of framing innocent people,

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