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When did Lenin die?
Who was the man who became leader of the USSR after Lenin died?
What was the main reason he succeeded Lenin as leader of the USSR?
Trotksky turned up late for Lenin's funeral.
Trotsky was less intelligent and experienced than Stalin.
Stalin used his position as Secretary of the Communist Party.
What was the name for the Executive Committee of the Supreme Soviet - the committee that ruled the USSR?
The Council of People's Commissars
The Congress of Soviets
Who were the old left-wing Bolsheviks that Stalin removed in 1927?
Rykov and Tomsky
Kamenev and Zinoviev
Rykov and Zinoviev
Who were the right-wing Bolsheviks that Stalin removed in 1929?
Zinoviev and Bukharin