While his letters to Stalin – he wrote 34 very emotional and desperate letters tearfully protesting his innocence and professing his loyalty – suggest a complete capitulation and acceptance of his role in the trial, it contrasts with his actual conduct in the trial. of a "text" at all. But the anti-communist historians who refer to this document do not view it with historian Roy Medvedev. Koba,�". One of his first decisions as editor was to invite Boris Pasternak to contribute to the newspaper and sit in on editorial meetings. �Koba, why did you need my death?� For the rest of his life Stalin kept this Some 22,000 members of the Polish elite were killed by Soviet forces, and for decades the USSR claimed that it was the work of Nazi Germany. But no one has ever located them. Stalin attacked Bukharin's views, portraying them as capitalist deviations and declaring that the revolution would be at risk without a strong policy that encouraged rapid industrialization. 27 September] 1888 – 15 March 1938) was a Bolshevik revolutionary, Soviet politician, Marxist philosopher and prolific author on revolutionary theory. makes.20. By 1926, the Stalin-Bukharin alliance ousted Zinoviev and Kamenev from the Party leadership, and Bukharin enjoyed the highest degree of power during the 1926–1928 period. He In other essential details, Also, while in Vienna in 1913, he helped the Georgian Bolshevik Joseph Stalin write an article, "Marxism and the National Question," at Lenin's request. "[26] Bukharin wrote to Stalin, pleading clemency for Mandelstam, and appealed personally to the head of the NKVD, Genrikh Yagoda. known, Khrushchev quoted Lenin�s letter to Stalin � really of March 5, 1923, not March 15, 1946, long before Stalin�s death.15 This is strong evidence that However, there were signs that moderates among Stalin's supporters sought to end official terror and bring a general change in policy, after mass collectivization was largely completed and the worst was over. members, I wish to say a few words about Bukharin and Pyatakov. expected. Medvedev did Bukharin must have been quite a writer, and he was almost coming apart, which shows in the letters. Bukharin wrote him a lengthy letter, which began ‘Dear Koba’. 329-330)�, 15See http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/�����_��������_����������_����; http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/�����_���������_����, "The Council of Ministers was created according to the Law of the USSR of March 15, 1946 by reforming the Council of Peoples Commissars of the USSR.". He wrote letters to Stalin pleading for forgiveness and rehabilitation, but through wiretaps of Bukharin's private conversations with Stalin's enemies, Stalin knew Bukharin's repentance was insincere.[22]. � �.���������. (Trotsky's wife recalled, "with a bear hug and immediately began to tell them about a public library which stayed open late at night and which he proposed to show us at once" dragging the tired Trotskys across town "to admire his great discovery"). a man to Moscow and there�ll be no need to send any more. all by the intellectually irresponsible way in which they handled the tale of the ����������� ������ �.�. The Soviet Communist Party Reconsidered, 1933-1938 (New York and Cambridge: Medvedev also quotes Lenin�s letter to Stalin of March 5, 1923, but he cites it from "Koba, why is my death necessary to you?" appeared as a witness in the investigation of the �Beria case.� In 1954 Khrushchev 26004; ������ ���������, ������������ �����; �.�. The latest is by Robert Service, Like "Tito�s reread the transcripts, or to refresh his memory of the taped conversations since, as we History Judge is discussed at some length by J. Arch Getty , Origins of the Great Bukharin made several notable contributions to Marxist–Leninist thought, most notably The Economics of the Transition Period (1920) and his prison writings, Philosophical Arabesques,[48] as well as being a founding member of the Soviet Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a keen botanist. Amis writes that Bukharin said "during the Civil War he had seen 'things that I would not want even my enemies to see'. Russia gave the documents to Poland in 1992. We have reliable enough to refer to. to come to see him with a tape recorder. 3 One of the present authors has demonstrated that virtually every single supposed All of these accounts are most likely fictitious even Having helped Stalin achieve unchecked power against the Left Opposition, Bukharin found himself easily outmaneuvered by Stalin. Purges. You can find the letters to Stalin writen by R. Rolland (about others peoples)in the reviw of the Fondation Gabriel Péri, n°3/4, 2006, p. 273. Aleksei Snegov, an last letter to Stalin, and his request was granted. It was Yagoda who told him about Mandelstam's Stalin Epigram, after which he refused to have any further contact with Nadezhda Mandelstam, who had lied to him by denying that her husband had written "anything rash". 23. 9 Roy A. Medvedev, Let history judge: the origins and consequences of Stalinism. C.A.N.A-BMW. Unlike Khrushchev, Medvedev accused Zhores A. Medvedev & Roy A. 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It is not as follows: 7 Let History Judge: the origins and consequences of Stalinism. Ibid., pp. only part of the story which we can independently check, we are forced to conclude that it The final writings of Bukharin that we do have � his appeal of his conviction, his Among other intercessors, the French author and Nobel laureate Romain Rolland wrote to Stalin seeking clemency, arguing that "an intellect like that of Bukharin is a treasure for his country." we find the following passage: "Stalin�s desk at the Blizhnyaya dacha held disturbing secrets. document is given somewhat differently: In 1955, having buried the idea of a Stalin museum, Khrushchev decided that the dacha It�s instructive to review what Roy Medvedev wrote about "Bukharin�s Last Jules Humbert-Droz, a former ally and friend of Bukharin,[15] reported in his memóirs that in spring 1929, Bukharin told him that he had formed an alliance with Zinoviev and Kamenev and they were planning to use individual terror (assassination) to get rid of Stalin. as historian is generally sloppy. Stalin of Kirov�s death, of planning the repression in advance, and of sadistically One was a The renowned artist Konstantin Yuon once told him: "Forget about politics. From 1926 to 1929, Bukharin enjoyed great power as General Secretary of the Comintern's executive committee. 329-30, again, without reference to the This biography of Stalin contains the most complete unofficial Soviet informed the world of this "Tito letter to Stalin" in 1990. His 1928 volume of poetry would never have come out without the active intervention of Bukharin. "documents found in Stalin�s desk" are mentioned in Roy Medvedev�s article had been built before and during the war as air raid shelters. 26, 1953.3. This new theory stated that socialist gains could be consolidated in a single country, without that country relying on simultaneous successful revolutions across the world. "[50], Bukharin was a cartoonist who left many cartoons of contemporary Soviet politicians. In the Russian original there is a further disagreement. Stalin�s rude treatment of Krupskaya and some other, similar documents.9, Here the Russian has the byla nuzhna, or "past tense" version, once Medvedev cites Snegov at least eight times in this They have truly become the cogs in a terrible machine."[34]. It was said ������������ ����������.� ����� �.�. Mezhdunarodnyi Fond �Demokratiia� (2004) p. 40. The text was brief: �Stalin. Stalin" are frauds that never existed is of minor significance. After the ratification of the treaty, Bukharin resumed his responsibilities within the party. On page 69 they write: "Aleksei Snegov, an acquaintance of Zhurnal dlia uchennykh (St. Petersburg) 1 (36), 2007, pp. Bukharina na Lubianke" This body was renamed "Council of Ministers" on According to Roy Medvedev, Let History Judge, (p.257), in 1964 the author's widow, a resident of France, brought the original of the letter … . "[25] They first met during the lying-in-state of the Soviet police chief, Vyacheslav Menzhinsky in May 1934, when Pasternak was seeking help for his fellow poet, Osip Mandelstam, who had been arrested - though at that time neither Pasternak nor Bukharin knew why. The confession of the accused is a medieval principle of jurisprudence" in a trial that was solely based on confessions, he finished his last plea with the words: the monstrousness of my crime is immeasurable especially in the new stage of struggle of the U.S.S.R. May this trial be the last severe lesson, and may the great might of the U.S.S.R. become clear to all.[42]. It is said that this letter was found not in the NKVD archives, but in Stalin's desk after Stalin's death. But Stalin was not in Moscow; immediately after the trial and execution of all the accused, he had gone off to Sochi ‘for a holiday’. Harry Whyte's letter. Press, 1985). So Snegov Bukharin, Nikolaĭ, and Evgeniĭ Alekseevich Preobrazhenskiĭ. The most explicit statement of Bukharin's differences with Stalin is his speech to the Central Committee in April 1929, published for the first time in Problemy, 253-308. During the exile, he continued his education and wrote several books that established him in his 20s as a major Bolshevik theorist. His wish was granted. Russian original (GF emphasis): 19 Here is the text from the latest edition of Medvedev�s K sudu istorii the two accounts � in the same book! [2] He was the second son of two schoolteachers, Ivan Gavrilovich Bukharin and Liubov Ivanovna Bukharina. the words: �Koba, why do you need my death?� The third came from Marshall Tito GF] f.2, op.1, d. 26004; secretary�s entry, typewritten text, V.I. 54, �. from Bukharin, awaiting death, written shortly before he was shot. If there is only one electoral list, without opposition, that's equivalent to Nazism ". �. It's heart-breaking reading. Cambridge: Belknap Press 2005, p. 592. This was a tactical move to the right to gain allegiance in the Politburo. Getty�s "Bibliographic essay" in this volume (pp. (268, n. 31). A.D.P. So far we have determined that the Snegov-Medvedev story about Lenin�s letter to "letters in Stalin�s desk". them with a bomb and another with a rifle � If you don�t stop sending killers, I�ll In order to get out of this critical situation Bulgakov wrote to J.Stalin and others. present in the investigative materials.)17. letter to Stalin," "Bukharin�s last plea" is a fake. If the letter of Lenin had been "in his desk" and then got into the Under Lenin�s letter itself are the Archival identifiers: "(TsPA IML pri TsK KPSS [Central Party Archive of the Institute of Marxism and The only common point is that Snegov was somehow involved. "letters in Stalin�s desk" is false. The details of his meeting with Kamenev, to whom he confided that Stalin was "Genghis Khan" and changed policies to get rid of rivals, were leaked by the Trotskyist press and subjected him to accusations of factionalism. However, Stalin's decision to proceed with collectivisation drove the two men apart, and Bukharin was expelled from the Politburo in 1929. . �.114. For some prominent communists such as Bertram Wolfe, Jay Lovestone, Arthur Koestler, and Heinrich Brandler, the Bukharin trial marked their final break with communism and even turned the first three into passionate anti-Communists eventually. Briggs. ����. The examination started all over again, with a double team of interrogators.[38][39]. 21 Bukharin�s wrote two appeals, one much longer than the other. In his last letter to Stalin, Bukharin writes pathetically, ‘[I] have learned to cherish and love you wisely.’ He begs Stalin to allow him to die by poison not by a bullet: ‘I implore you beforehand, I entreat you … let me have a cup of morphine.’ Not only did Stalin ignore this request, but Bukharin was forced to sit and watch as others were shot … In February 1936, shortly before the purge started in earnest, Bukharin was sent to Paris by Stalin to negotiate the purchase of the Marx and Engels archives, held by the German Social Democratic Party (SPD) before its dissolution by Hitler. for future work were not to be. No one else had stood up to Stalin like this; ����������� ������. Fitzpatrick, Sheila. � disagree. 553-568 Link. But more than that: the letters are in an official envelope of the "Council of Both were published in Izvestiia, spoken to Medvedev by this later date, but evidently had not � or not yet � told him ����. M.A. The thesis would become a hallmark of Stalinism. Instead of going mad, they accepted terror as a normal administrative method and regarded obedience to all orders from above as a supreme virtue. The Court of the Red Tsar. Both used materials from formerly secret Soviet Archives. His ideas, especially in economics and the question of market-socialism, later became highly influential in Chinese market socialism and Deng Xiaoping's reforms. Did these documents ever exist? claims, Medvedev actually does possess taped conversations with Snegov in which the latter There�s no indication it was ever kept anyplace else, Together We Make a Difference. and R. Medvedev, Neizvestnyi Bukharin pressed his views throughout 1928 in meetings of the Politburo and at the Communist Party Congress, insisting that enforced grain requisition would be counterproductive, as War Communism had been a decade earlier.[19]. The short note began with the words, According to Mandelstam's wife, Nadezhda, "M. owed him all the pleasant things in his life. Medvedev dates his book "August 1962 � August 1968." Russian historian Yury Zhukov stated that Nikolai Bukharin's portraits of Joseph Stalin were the only ones drawn from the original, not from a photograph. ", which was written in a note to Stalin just before his execution. He had also conserved the last thing written to him Stalin was important criticism of faulty historical methods that still abound in the study of Soviet GF] f.2, op.1, d. 26004; secretary s entry, typewritten text, V.I. relates this story. Bukharin was shot on 15 March 1938 at the Kommunarka shooting ground, but the announcement of his death was overshadowed by the Nazi Anschluss of Austria. within the party. It is a completely and uniformly bitter Snegov could only recall three of them. �� .5/III-23 �. Officers; Our Mission; Constitution And By Laws 1995 Why not? : ���; �������: �����, 2004. Leninism attached to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union � Bukharin," we read: According to Aleksei Snegov, who got to see documents relating to Bukharin�s final He joined the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party in 1906, becoming a member of the Bolshevik faction. The author of this letter, a member of the Communist Party of Great Britain, requests a theoretical grounding of the March 7 [1934] decree of the USSR Central Executive Committee on [the institution of] criminal liability for sodomy. "revelation" Khrushchev made in the famous "Secret Speech" is false, Here is the information about where it has been kept: "The letter of V.I. [53], "Bukharin" redirects here. "Koba" was Stalin's nom de guerre, and Bukharin's use of it was a sign of how close the two had once been. [emphasis added � GF]. Lenin wrote a preface to Bukharin's book. "1922", as Service states here � near the beginning of his infamous [12], Bukharin believed passionately in the promise of world revolution. "Introduction to Bukharin: economic theory and the closure of the Soviet industrialisation debate". "[35] In Dan's account, Bukharin's acceptance of the Soviet Union's new direction was thus a result of his utter commitment to Party solidarity. plea" was one. They married in 1911, soon after returning from internal exile. (218), In various places in Medvedev�s book, Stalin is depicted as a paranoid, psychotic, Furthermore, the Moscow Regional Bureau was formally responsible for the party organizations in each of the thirteen (13) central provinces around Moscow—which accounted for 37% of the whole population of Russia and 20% of the Bolshevik membership. 4 Stalin. When the Great Purge began in 1936, Stalin looked for any pretext to liquidate his former allies and rivals for power, and some of Bukharin's letters, conversations and tapped phone-calls indicated disloyalty. grave! in the Ukraine in the 1920s. not even trouble himself to use the same wording in both his books.19, The variations in this "text" are so significant that we really cannot speak After a show trial that alienated many Western communist sympathisers, he was executed in March 1938.[1]. not have conserved it in the desk unless it had echoed round the caverns of his mind. Later, Bukharin understood it was nothing but a ploy by Stalin to spark a head-on fight between the political groups, letting them eventually destroy each other and leaving Stalin the sole leader. Bukharin envisaged several parties and even nationalist parties, and stood for the maximum of decentralisation."[24]. already caught five, one with a bomb, another with a rifle� If this doesn�t stop, I Snegov, who could only remember three of them to the a last letter to Stalin. work which was published only abroad. He mentioned neither it nor the other two He could not any longer risk mentioning Mandelstam in his speech to the congress, but did devote a large section of his to Pasternak, whom he described as "remote from current affairs...a singer of the old intelligensia...delicate and subtle...a wounded and easily vulnerable soul. They are no longer human beings. About us. 12, 1989, One had been dictated by Lenin on 5 March 1923. Bukharin and Stalin clashed on two critical points concerning Germany. attachment to Bukharin lingered with him.) The translator missed, ignored, or deliberately elided this textual discrepancy. 69-70. of 5/III-23 (2 copies) and answer of c[omrade] likely did, know this story could not be true. As soon as he arrived home Bukharin telephoned Stalin. Why should he be believed elsewhere? There is some evidence that Bukharin was thinking of evolution toward some kind of two-party or at least two-slate elections. even if it were genuine. Moscow: second passage Bukharin is said to have addressed Stalin in the present tense, as [16] He emerged as the leader of the Party's right wing, which included two other Politburo members (Alexei Rykov, Lenin's successor as Chairman of the Council of People's Commissars and Mikhail Tomsky, head of trade unions) and he became General Secretary of the Comintern's executive committee in 1926. Medvedev�s practice least three more confessions by Bukharin. [45], Despite the promise to spare his family, Bukharin's wife, Anna Larina, was sent to a labor camp, but she survived to see her husband officially rehabilitated by the Soviet state under Mikhail Gorbachev in 1988.[46]. [13] � �. [6] Upon his return to Moscow, Bukharin resumed his seat on the Moscow City Committee and also became a member of the Moscow Regional Bureau of the party. The text of his "last But "tale" is what it is. note from Tito: Stalin: stop sending people to kill me. important papers. Petersburg. Viewed objectively, "Bukharin�s last plea" would be of little importance St[alin], not read by V.I. [Present tense version, GF]. "aide" to Khrushchev.12. Consequently we must question Bukharin�s innocence. Romain Rolland had writen only one letter to Stalin about Bukharin. Len[in]. [citation needed] To his boyhood friend, Ilya Ehrenburg, he expressed the suspicion that the whole trip was a trap set up by Stalin. THE STALIN REVOLUTION 245 two men in civilian clothes approached the teacher’s desk. Volodicheva. In a trial meant to be the culmination of previous show trials, it was alleged that Bukharin and others sought to assassinate Lenin and Stalin from 1918, murder Maxim Gorky by poison, partition the Soviet Union and hand out her territories to Germany, Japan, and Great Britain. 1This article was first published in the Russian-language online history journal Aktual�naia But in a separate essay printed earlier in the same volume the provenance of this later enlisted his aid when preparing the secret speech on the �cult of personality� �����, ����. 1, �. According to the In 1911, after a brief imprisonment, Bukharin was exiled to Onega in Arkhangelsk, but he soon escaped to Hanover. Russian original (emphasis added GF): 10 Neither the story of "Bukharin�s last plea" nor that of the supposed with Stalin�s unread answer. 1, �. �Koba, why did you need me to die?� Stalin kept this pre-execution letter in as follows: 7 Let History Judge: the origins and consequences of Stalinism. Forms eternally follow forms. groups of Central Committee employees could get together to prepare various reports and NY: Knopf, 1971. Facts and Theories." and Furr and Bobrov, eds., "Lichnye pokazaniia N. Bukharina", in Klio. 22 Guilty, that is, of at least what he confessed to, though not necessarily of Moscow: perhaps this is why he kept the note. released until March 1954. Bertram David Wolfe, "Breaking with communism", p. 10; Report by Viscount Chilston (British ambassador) to Viscount Halifax, No.141, Moscow, 21 March 1938. by Bukharin: �Koba, why is my death necessary for you?� Had Stalin wanted a frisson of The correct date is March 5, 1923. summer of 1940." addressed to him that he had hidden under a layer of newspapers in one of the drawers. [18] Boris Nikolaevsky reported that Bukharin said: "A second party is necessary. One is mentioned in Reabilitatsia: Kak Eto The note was allegedly found still in Stalin's desk after his death in 1953. * Snegov was present when the desk was moved and saw the letters then; * or, Snegov saw them later, when they were brought to Khrushchev; * or, Snegov heard about this orally from Khrushchev. The first was Lenin�s letter of 1923 demanding that Stalin Tr. Medvedev gives no of the "letters in Stalin�s desk!" Confession in the Lubianka." [15] In the subsequent power struggle among Leon Trotsky, Grigory Zinoviev, Lev Kamenev and Stalin, Bukharin allied himself with Stalin, who positioned himself as centrist of the Party and supported the NEP against the Left Opposition, which wanted more rapid industrialization, escalation of class struggle against the kulaks (wealthier peasants), and agitation for world revolution. 12 Reabilitatsia: Kak Eto Bylo. Algoritm, 2007. People�s Commissars." 54, �. but not with other individuals. It was the agony of a soul trampled and broken. in question here. Like the fictional Rubashov, Bukharin was a senior … in 1950. As is well During the process leading to Bukharin�s "rehabilitation" in 1988 the Snegov had obviously �. Arrested in February 1937, Bukharin was charged with conspiring to overthrow the Soviet state. ������� ��������� � ����������� �������� ���������� ������ ����������, �� ������� ���� ��������: ������� �.�. paper in order to write a last letter to Stalin. Marx-Lenin Central Party Archive. Stalin felt that in the new situation the policies of his former foes—Trotsky, Zinoviev, and Kamenev—were the right ones. Lenin, Complete Bukharin�s final letter to his wife was published in Rodina As more people began to be attracted to Lenin's promise to bring peace by withdrawing from the Great War,[citation needed] membership in the Bolshevik faction began to increase dramatically —from 24,000 members in February 1917 to 200,000 members in October 1917. Comrade Stalin, The content of my appeal is briefly as follows. As even a casual reading reveals, these two accounts do not agree. Neither cites "Secret Speech" at the end of the 20th Party Congress, on February At http://clogic.eserver.org/2007/Furr_Bobrov.pdf. trial (and his reaffirmation of them in his Appeal) we now have the text of his first By age twenty, he was a member of the Moscow Committee of the party. 8 Roy A. Medvedev. 16 Nobody besides, perhaps, Snegov. Much of Stalin�s furniture was removed and taken to the vast underground chambers that Whereas the Bolsheviks had previously been a minority in Moscow behind the Mensheviks and the Socialist Revolutionaries, by September 1917 the Bolsheviks were in the majority in Moscow. Volkogonov evidently had Medvedev never recorded Snegov as he says or, if he did record him, Medvedev failed to (Com. Cambridge Univ. [4] Politically, the Bolsheviks in Moscow were a minority in relation to the Mensheviks and Social Democrats. They would have their readers believe that the "good" 5 The Unknown Stalin. [5] Bukharin left New York in early April and returned to Russia by way of Japan (where he was temporarily detained by local police), arriving in Moscow in early May 1917. 20th century generally. They formed an international alliance to promote their views, calling it the International Communist Opposition, though it became better known as the Right Opposition, after a term used by the Trotskyist Left Opposition in the Soviet Union to refer to Bukharin and his supporters there. source for the story here, or in the revised and expanded 1989 edition of his anti-Stalin [11] Following the October Revolution, Bukharin became the editor of the party's newspaper, Pravda. Stalin. It remains to see what we can tell about the third We have already concluded on other grounds that the Snegov � Medvedev story of the Stalin�s desk, Khrushchev told A.V. Littlejohn, Gary. We do not have the original Russian text of this Yet to another Menshevik leader, Fyodor Dan, he confided that Stalin became "the man to whom the Party granted its confidence" and "is a sort of a symbol of the Party" even though he "is not a man, but a devil. In the first it is as though Bukharin were sending his note from beyond the of the purported letters, "Tito�s Letter to Stalin.". 667–68. Bylo I, 697, and two more by Vyshinsky during the 1938 Trial. Both of these remarks, of course, are made only for the present, on the assumption that both these outstanding and devoted Party workers fail to find an occasion to enhance their knowledge and amend their one-sidedness. Bukharin, who had been forced to follow the Party line since 1929, confided to his old friends and former opponents his real view of Stalin and his policy. 1990s. He would nowhere to be found in Bukharin�s investigation file. However, Bukharin refused to back-down, but agreed to refrain from making speeches or writing articles on this subject in fear of being accused of dividing the party. Following passage: `` Koba, why do you need me to die? Koba ’ '' with... A completely and uniformly bitter condemnation of Stalin contains the most wounding it. 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