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Leon Trotsky

Leon Trotsky (Russian: Лев Троцкий, ; 7 November 1879 – 21 August 1940), born Lev Davidovich Bronshtein, was a Russian Marxist revolutionary and theorist, Soviet politician, and the founder and first leader of the Red Army.

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