Leon Trotsky



Trotsky co-led the Russian Revolution, becoming a hero to millions of socialists and a villain to millions more who saw the Bolshevik regime as a terrible curse to befall Russia. Though he was one of the leading figures in Soviet society, Trotsky's rivalry with Joseph Stalin led to his downfall. Exiled and hounded across the world, Trotsky never gave up on his vision for a socialist future. But he knew it was only a matter of time before one of Stalin's henchmen would catch up with him and deal the fatal blow. In this episode of Assassinations Podcast, we explore the extraordinary and tragic life of Leon Trotsky and witness the brutal death of a revolutionary martyr.