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Red Terror Begins

Author: Tamara Eidelman
Translation: Nora Seligman Favorov

Sep/Oct 2012
Page 21   ( 2 pages)

Summary: The assassination attempt on Lenin on August 30, 1918, was used as the pretext for the launching of the Red Terror, a wave of repression and killing aimed at wiping out the Bolsheviks' opponents, real and imagined.

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