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Leon Trotsky 1879-1940 Leon Davidovich Trotsky Bronstein is one of the most contradictory characters in the history of Russian and international revolution movement-he was well known as a loyal leader of the masses and the Party but on the other hand his own ambitions often conflicted with interests of the Party members and other Communist leaders Trotsky was born in 1879 His real name was Lev Davidovich Bronstein His father was a well-to-do Jewish farmer in the Ukrainian province of Kherson His mother Anna was of the educated middle class He had an older brother and sister and two siblings who died in infancy At the age of eight he was sent to school in Odessa where he spent eight years with the family of his mothers nephew a liberal intellectual He attended school in Odessa developing an early brilliance and bookishness He reports his observation of the composition of his class the tale-bearers and envious at one pole the frank courageous boys at the other and the neutral vacillating mass in the middle Leon Trotsky My Life He was to apply the same classification to his fellow revolutionaries and fellow citizens of the Empire and the world When he moved to Nikolayev in 1896 to complete his schooling he was drawn into an underground Socialist circle and introduced to Marxism After briefly attending the University of Odessa he returned to Nikolayev to help organize the underground South Russian Workers Union In January 1898 Bronshtein was arrested for revolutionary activity and spent four and a half years in prison and in exile in Siberia during which time he married his coconspirator Aleksandra Sokolovskaya and fathered two daughters He escaped in 1902 with a forged passport bearing the name Trotsky which he adopted as his revolutionary pseudonym Later he wrote I had a copy of the Iliad in the Russian hexameter
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