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Assassination of Leon Trotsky

The Russian revolutionary leader Leon Trotsky was assassinated in Mexico City in August 1940. His grandson, Esteban Volkov, then aged 14, describes arriving home from school that fateful day.

The exiled Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky was assassinated in Mexico City in August 1940, stabbed in the head with an ice-pick.

Trotsky's grandson, Esteban Volkov, then aged 14, lived with his grandfather, and describes arriving home from school that fateful day.

He also recalls a previous assassination attempt three months earlier.

Photo: Esteban Volkov with his grandparents, Leon Trotsky and Natalia Sedova (courtesy of Trotsky Museum, Mexico City)

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Sun 26 Aug 2012 04:50GMT

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