With Konstantin Khabenskiy, Mikhail Porechenkov, Maksim Matveev, Evgeniy Stychkin. Leon Trotsky—once a vocal critic of Lenin and the Bolshevik Party—joined the Bolsheviks in August 1917. Trotsky quickly rose to a position of power in the party: just before the October Revolution, he was elected to the Bolshevik Central Committee.During the revolution, Trotsky oversaw Soviet military operations in Petrograd (now St. Petersburg), the capital of the Russian Empire.

Trotsky in his book My Life tells of a British financier, who in 1907 gave him a “large loan” to be repaid after the overthrow of the Tsar.

As the train left the station, Lenin reached out the window to bid farewell to a friend. In May 1940, on the outskirts of Mexico City, a detachment of Mexican Communists dressed as policemen attack the house of the former leader of the Russian revolution, Leon Trotsky. Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Lenin’s arrival at Finland Station in Petrograd in April 1917, 100 years ago this week, is one of the most dramatic moments in world history.

There are 7 ways to get from Mexico City Airport (MEX) to Leon Trotsky Museum by subway, night bus, taxi, car, towncar or shuttle. In 1917, at the height of the First World War, Germany turned to a new weapon in their fight against the Allied Powers.

The killer—Ramón Mercader—was a Spanish … Arsene de Goulevitch, who witnessed the Bolshevik Revolution firsthand, has identified both the name of the financier and the amount of the loan. They found a revolutionary called Lenin, who was living in neutral Zurich, stuck him on a sealed train, and fired him (in Churchill's words) like a plague bacillus through Germany and into Russia. Exiled Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky is fatally wounded by an ice-ax-wielding assassin at his compound outside Mexico City. By an incredible coincidence, Trotsky and his wife survive.