This week in 1928, a Soviet power struggle was resolved when dozens of leaders, including Leon Trotsky, were sent into exile. On Jan. 10, 1928, The Sheboygan Press of Sheboygan, Wis., published the story.
“Banishment from Russia of 52 leaders of the opposition to the Soviet Russian government has been ordered and in some instances has already taken place, the United Press learned today.
“Those banished included Leon Trotsky, who once shared with Nikolai Lenine, the supreme power in Russia.”
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An article in the April 22, 1928, Charleston Daily Mail of Charleston, W. Va., analyzed the problems Stalin still faced after exiling his rivals. Soviet Russia experiences new troubles
A profile of Stalin in the July 25, 1928, Manitowoc Herald News of Manitowoc, Wis., considered the Soviet leader’s power base.
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