Who Was To Blame For Stalin's Murder

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In 1934, Sergei Kirov, a member of the ruling Politburo in Russia, was murdered. This is likely because he may have been a threat to Stalin’s reign. He was murdered by Leonid Nikolaev. This murder was planned by Stalin and the NKVD, the security and law enforcement of the Soviet government. Stalin doubted the loyalty of the Leningrad, so he sent Nikolaev to murder Sergei Kirov. This event was Stalin’s reason to create harsh laws for political crime. After this, many party members were blamed for Kirov’s murder and arrested (Repression and Terror: Kirov Murder and Purges). Beginning in 1936, Stalin had three Moscow Trials held. Stalin had the NKVD execute thousands of people in 1937 (Memorial to Stalin executions erected). There were many blood
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