[44], According to Zhores and Roy Medvedev in The Unknown Stalin (2006), Bukharin's last message to Stalin stated "Koba, why do you need me to die? Istoriia in February 2009. His Life, Death, and Legacy. "Koba, why is my death necessary to you?" "Koba, why do you need me to die?" Bylo I, 697, and two more by Vyshinsky during the 1938 Trial. letter to Stalin," "Bukharin�s last plea" is a fake. 1990s. He mentioned neither it nor the other two In fact, . He could not any longer risk mentioning Mandelstam in his speech to the congress, but did devote a large section of his to Pasternak, whom he described as "remote from current affairs...a singer of the old intelligensia...delicate and subtle...a wounded and easily vulnerable soul. for the Twentieth Congress. "Bukharin�s Last Plea" was explicitly mentioned, as is the fact that it is 20th century generally. 82-3.". He compared Bukharin's situation to that of the great chemist Antoine Lavoisier who was guillotined during the French Revolution: "We in France, the most ardent revolutionaries... still profoundly grieve and regret what we did. A. Yakovlev, "O dekabr'skoi tragedii 1934". In 1911, after a brief imprisonment, Bukharin was exiled to Onega in Arkhangelsk, but he soon escaped to Hanover. Press, 1985). [2] His childhood is vividly recounted in his mostly autobiographic novel How It All Began. Bukharin pressed his views throughout 1928 in meetings of the Politburo and at the Communist Party Congress, insisting that enforced grain requisition would be counterproductive, as War Communism had been a decade earlier.[19]. (Trotsky's wife recalled, "with a bear hug and immediately began to tell them about a public library which stayed open late at night and which he proposed to show us at once" dragging the tired Trotskys across town "to admire his great discovery"). We do not have the original Russian text of this already caught five, one with a bomb, another with a rifle� If this doesn�t stop, I Stalin felt that in the new situation the policies of his former foes—Trotsky, Zinoviev, and Kamenev—were the right ones. The party leaders kept the three items a secret. them from Medvedev�s work. Demichev. [11] Following the October Revolution, Bukharin became the editor of the party's newspaper, Pravda. not even trouble himself to use the same wording in both his books.19, The variations in this "text" are so significant that we really cannot speak in 1950. ", "Koba, why is my death necessary to you?". About us. The examination started all over again, with a double team of interrogators.[38][39]. was wrong about this one letter, we are obligated to dismiss as false the whole story of [18] Boris Nikolaevsky reported that Bukharin said: "A second party is necessary. The third item was the letter dictated by Lenin (Com. Norton, 1980. second passage Bukharin is said to have addressed Stalin in the present tense, as "Letters in Stalin�s desk" is a fabrication. But they are symptomatic of a much larger fraud: the falsification of the history of the Soviet Union, the demonization of the Bolshevik Party and of the international communist movement in the 20 th century generally. They include a key letter to then Soviet leader Joseph Stalin from secret police (NKVD) chief Lavrenty Beria, dated 5 March 1940 and marked "Top Secret". One is mentioned in Reabilitatsia: Kak Eto "4 [emphasis C.A.N.A-BMW. But no one has ever located them. Painting is your real calling. Algoritm, 2007. Not long after it including in Stalin�s desk. (It cannot be believed that some distorted sense of The dishonesty of "respectable" anti-communist historians stands revealed to [10] During the October Revolution, Bukharin drafted, introduced, and defended the revolutionary decrees of the Moscow Soviet. Stalin�s desk, Khrushchev told A.V. �.114. Some 22,000 members of the Polish elite were killed by Soviet forces, and for decades the USSR claimed that it was the work of Nazi Germany. Russian original (GF emphasis): 19 Here is the text from the latest edition of Medvedev�s K sudu istorii plea", even if it were genuine, might just as easily reflect anguish that these plans Throughout the next few days he hardly went anywhere. Bukharin's last plea (Moscow Trials) Bukharin's letter to Stalin, Getty/Naumov, The Road to Terror, pp. Stalin attacked Bukharin's views, portraying them as capitalist deviations and declaring that the revolution would be at risk without a strong policy that encouraged rapid industrialization. analyses for the Politburo. and Furr and Bobrov, eds., "Lichnye pokazaniia N. Bukharina", in Klio. It was his last message from Lenin and it was the most wounding. Even Medvedev does not know of any copies. After a show trial that alienated many Western communist sympathisers, he was executed in March 1938.[1]. makes.20. or disprove Snegov�s story? Nikolai Ivanovich Bukharin[a] (9 October [O.S. Bukharin had acted as Mandelstam's political protector since 1922. Unlike Khrushchev, Medvedev accused by Bukharin: �Koba, why is my death necessary for you?� Had Stalin wanted a frisson of Bukharin�s final days." not have conserved it in the desk unless it had echoed round the caverns of his mind. groups of Central Committee employees could get together to prepare various reports and [9] This strong representation on the Central Committee was a direct recognition of the Moscow Bureau's increased importance. But this story of the Military-style boots and blue ours who had been an aide to Khrushchev". Did these documents ever exist? 54, �. As soon as he arrived home Bukharin telephoned Stalin. Why should he be believed elsewhere? But in a separate essay printed earlier in the same volume the provenance of this But the anti-communist historians who refer to this document do not view it with In October 1916, while based in New York City, Bukharin edited the newspaper Novy Mir (New World) with Leon Trotsky and Alexandra Kollontai. [20] Eventually, Bukharin lost his position in the Comintern and the editorship of Pravda in April 1929 and he was expelled from the Politburo on 17 November of that year. trial (and his reaffirmation of them in his Appeal) we now have the text of his first It�s instructive to review what Roy Medvedev wrote about "Bukharin�s Last had been built before and during the war as air raid shelters. In 1925 Stalin switched his support to Bukharin and advocated the economic policies of Tomsky, Rykov and Bukharin. Medvedev dates his book "August 1962 � August 1968." 27 September] 1888 – 15 March 1938) was a Bolshevik revolutionary, Soviet politician, Marxist philosopher and prolific author on revolutionary theory. The first passage, from Consequently we must question St[alin], not read by V.I. for future work were not to be. of the "letters in Stalin�s desk!" "letters in Stalin�s desk" is not mentioned. But they are with a tart message from Lenin about Stalin�s crude behavior toward Krupskaya and other A.D.P. "[25] They first met during the lying-in-state of the Soviet police chief, Vyacheslav Menzhinsky in May 1934, when Pasternak was seeking help for his fellow poet, Osip Mandelstam, who had been arrested - though at that time neither Pasternak nor Bukharin knew why. Bukharin was tried in the Trial of the Twenty One on 2–13 March 1938 during the Great Purge, along with ex-premier Alexei Rykov, Christian Rakovsky, Nikolai Krestinsky, Genrikh Yagoda, and 16 other defendants alleged to belong to the so-called "Bloc of Rightists and Trotskyites". Letter from Nikolaï Bukharin to Stalin, December 10 1937 Suivre cet auteur Nicolas Werth In Le Débat Volume 107, Issue 5, 1999 , pages 155 to 161 acquaintance of ours who had been an aide to Khrushchev, told us that when Stalin�s desk within the party. Viewed objectively, "Bukharin�s last plea" would be of little importance Snegov, Ezhov was shot in the "Koba" was Stalin's nom de guerre, and Bukharin's use of it was a sign of how close the two had once been. attachment to Bukharin lingered with him.) Pasternak described Bukharin as "a wonderful, historically extraordinary man, but fate has not been kind to him. The short note began with the words, . ����. But more than that: the letters are in an official envelope of the "Council of source for the story here, or in the revised and expanded 1989 edition of his anti-Stalin added � GF]. work which was published only abroad. The journey to Armenia, our apartment and ration cards, contracts for future volumes – all this was arranged by Bukharin. Bukharin revealed this in a Pravda article in 1924 and stated that it had been "a period when the party stood a hair from a split, and the whole country a hair from ruin."[15]. "[50], Bukharin was a cartoonist who left many cartoons of contemporary Soviet politicians. The result was a curious mix of fulsome confessions (of being a "degenerate fascist" working for the "restoration of capitalism") and subtle criticisms of the trial. Lenin�s letter to Stalin of March 5, 1923, was in this envelope by about that date. They spent three days together, and he gave Koestler and others viewed it as a true believer's last service to the Party (while preserving the little amount of personal honor left) whereas Bukharin biographer Stephen Cohen and Robert Tucker saw traces of Aesopian language, with which Bukharin sought to turn the table into an anti-trial of Stalinism (while keeping his part of the bargain to save his family). Smith, Keith. Bukharin, who had been forced to follow the Party line since 1929, confided to his old friends and former opponents his real view of Stalin and his policy. In February 1936, shortly before the purge started in earnest, Bukharin was sent to Paris by Stalin to negotiate the purchase of the Marx and Engels archives, held by the German Social Democratic Party (SPD) before its dissolution by Hitler. in exile, to continue cultural and intellectual work. "Introduction to Bukharin: economic theory and the closure of the Soviet industrialisation debate". 6 Zhores and Roy Medvedev, "Stalin�s Personal Archive: Hidden or Destroyed. only part of the story which we can independently check, we are forced to conclude that it [Present tense version, GF]. Bukharin’s theoretical role only became prominent when the bureaucracy, under the leadership of the Stalin-Bukharin duo, felt compelled to fundamentally revise … Moscow: �����, ����. on Stalin�s personal library in Vestnik RAN No. His strong support for and defence of the New Economic Policy (NEP) eventually saw him lead the Right Opposition. apologize for his rudeness to his wife, Krupskaya. archives, then surely the other two documents would have been put into the archives too. 12 Reabilitatsia: Kak Eto Bylo. Lenin and the answer of J.V. In his 1980 biography of Bukharin, published only outside the USSR, we read: As to Bukharin, he behaved with dignity. People�s Commissars." (218), In various places in Medvedev�s book, Stalin is depicted as a paranoid, psychotic, antagonistic to their subject, all highly anticommunist. It remains to see what we can tell about the third all by the intellectually irresponsible way in which they handled the tale of the Bukharin's support for the continuation of the NEP was not popular with higher Party cadres, and his slogan to peasants, "Enrich yourselves!" . They have truly become the cogs in a terrible machine."[34]. Stalin immediately replied to the letter of Lenin but it was not read by the intended recipient as Lenin’s health worsened. read: Stalin. In his last letter to Stalin, Bukharin writes pathetically, ‘[I] have learned to cherish and love you wisely.’ He begs Stalin to allow him to die by poison not by a bullet: ‘I implore you beforehand, I entreat you … let me have a cup of morphine.’ Not only did Stalin ignore this request, but Bukharin was forced to sit and watch as others were shot … � ����� �. This page was last edited on 6 January 2021, at 16:33. M.A. After the ratification of the treaty, Bukharin resumed his responsibilities within the party. days, the prisoner asked for pencil and paper just before his execution in order to write I have not found it Petersburg. the words: �Koba, why do you need my death?� The third came from Marshall Tito It was soon after the arrest of NB, on 18 march 1937. After Lenin's death in 1924, Bukharin became a full member of the Politburo. 26004; ������ ���������, ������������ �����; �.�. Medvedev does not explain how such a blunderer could command a following He asked for a pencil and sheet of paper in order to write a His confessions were somewhat different from others in that while he pleaded guilty to the "sum total of crimes," he denied knowledge when it came to specific crimes. Bukharin�s innocence. Medvedev did His conversations with Boris Nicolaevsky, a Menshevik leader who held the manuscripts on behalf of the SPD, formed the basis of "Letter of an Old Bolshevik", which was very influential in contemporary understanding of the period (especially the Ryutin Affair and the Kirov murder), although there are doubts about its authenticity. In March 1919, he became a member of the Comintern's executive committee and a candidate member of the Politburo. Instead of going mad, they accepted terror as a normal administrative method and regarded obedience to all orders from above as a supreme virtue. His work, Imperialism and World Economy influenced Lenin, who freely borrowed from it[3][citation needed] in his larger and better-known work, Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism. The renowned artist Konstantin Yuon once told him: "Forget about politics. Medvedev never recorded Snegov as he says or, if he did record him, Medvedev failed to The rebuttal of Stalin … 5 The Unknown Stalin. THE STALIN REVOLUTION 245 two men in civilian clothes approached the teacher’s desk. By itself the fact that "Bukharin�s last plea" and "Tito�s letter to again elided by the translator. The author of this letter, a member of the Communist Party of Great Britain, requests a theoretical grounding of the March 7 [1934] decree of the USSR Central Executive Committee on [the institution of] criminal liability for sodomy. Bukharin’s chief concern was not about physical survival; it was about historical survival in a way that was authentic and consistent with his own Leninist beliefs. Stop sending assassins to murder me. He wrote letters to Stalin pleading for forgiveness and rehabilitation, but through wiretaps of Bukharin's private conversations with Stalin's enemies, Stalin knew Bukharin's repentance was insincere.[22]. 11Unknown Stalin, pp. Fevral� 1956 � nachalo 80-kh godov. In a trial meant to be the culmination of previous show trials, it was alleged that Bukharin and others sought to assassinate Lenin and Stalin from 1918, murder Maxim Gorky by poison, partition the Soviet Union and hand out her territories to Germany, Japan, and Great Britain. But it is precisely Snegov�s story that is nowhere to be found in Bukharin�s investigation file. letter to Stalin," "Bukharin s last plea" is a fake. Ellen Dahrendorf. The Last Years. with the words, "Koba why do you need me to die?" By 1921, he changed his position and accepted Lenin's emphasis on the survival and strengthening of the Soviet state as the bastion of the future world revolution. GF] f.2, op.1, d. 26004; secretary�s entry, typewritten text, V.I. While this letter was addressed to Stalin, Bukharin likely hoped that one day the world would see it and recognize that he was a victim of Stalin’s quest to … 1917, military policy during the Civil War, Comintern policy in the twenties, NEP, the No.8-9, 1992, p. 68. Nikolai Bukharin was born on 27 September (9 October, new style), 1888, in Moscow. NY: Columbia University Press, 1989, p. 375. Bukharin's Last Letter to Stalin: "Documents: A last letter to Stalin") is a real, non-fiction, archival document. Stalin hid in the bushes, watching the two, and finally leapt into the clear, screaming to Bukharin, "I'll kill you!" The last few years have seen a spate of biographies of Joseph Stalin, all very Therefore it�s safe to assume that [13] Even as he was uncompromising toward Russia's battlefield enemies, he also rejected any fraternization with the capitalist Allied powers: he reportedly wept when he learned of official negotiations for assistance. There is no claim here that Snegov saw Bukharin documents, of which this "last Bukharin must have been quite a writer, and he was almost coming apart, which shows in the letters. Among other intercessors, the French author and Nobel laureate Romain Rolland wrote to Stalin seeking clemency, arguing that "an intellect like that of Bukharin is a treasure for his country." Bukharina na Lubianke" Like "Tito�s His ideas, especially in economics and the question of market-socialism, later became highly influential in Chinese market socialism and Deng Xiaoping's reforms. tapes of conversations with Snegov -- if, in fact, such tapes exist. "[26] Bukharin wrote to Stalin, pleading clemency for Mandelstam, and appealed personally to the head of the NKVD, Genrikh Yagoda. The right-wing of the Bolsheviks, including Aleksei Rykov and Viktor Nogin, controlled the Moscow Committee, while the younger left-wing Bolsheviks, including Vladimir Smirnov, Valerian Osinsky, Georgii Lomov, Nikolay Yakovlev, Ivan Kizelshtein and Ivan Stukov, were members of the Moscow Regional Bureau. However, all the evidence from the former Soviet archives that has been made available In the brief period of thaw in 1934–1936, Bukharin was politically rehabilitated and was made editor of Izvestia in 1934. They then began to refurnish the building for this purpose. [4] Politically, the Bolsheviks in Moscow were a minority in relation to the Mensheviks and Social Democrats. It was Bukharin who formulated the thesis of "Socialism in One Country" put forth by Stalin in 1924, which argued that socialism (in Marxist theory, the transitional stage from capitalism to communism) could be developed in a single country, even one as underdeveloped as Russia. As is well Stalin’s partnership with Bukharin, Rykov and Tomsky broke down soon after the defeat of their adversaries exactly as the triumvirate had fallen apart after Trotsky’s resignation. This text differs from that in The Unknown Stalin of 2004 quoted above: * 1990 and 2002: "Comrade Stalin�" 2004: "Stalin", * 1990 and 2002: "I ask you to stop�" 2004: "Stop�". Mezhdunarodnyi Fond Demokratiia (2003), p. 524. Officers; Our Mission; Constitution And By Laws 1995 Harry Whyte's letter. He joined the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party in 1906, becoming a member of the Bolshevik faction. to come to see him with a tape recorder. 329-330)�, 15See http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/�����_��������_����������_����; http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/�����_���������_����, "The Council of Ministers was created according to the Law of the USSR of March 15, 1946 by reforming the Council of Peoples Commissars of the USSR.". Stalin" are frauds that never existed is of minor significance. Bukharin made several notable contributions to Marxist–Leninist thought, most notably The Economics of the Transition Period (1920) and his prison writings, Philosophical Arabesques,[48] as well as being a founding member of the Soviet Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a keen botanist. That is, in 1989 Lenin�s letter to Stalin was together with Stalin�s answer in the There�s no indication it was ever kept anyplace else, If he Snegov had obviously It is a completely and uniformly bitter �������� ������ ���������� �������: �����, ����� ���� ���� ����� ��� ������?� ��� ������������ ������� �������� ������ ������ � ����� �� ������ ����������� ����� �� ������ ��������� ����.� Transcaucasian kraikom in 1930-31. Having helped Stalin achieve unchecked power against the Left Opposition, Bukharin found himself easily outmaneuvered by Stalin. [12], Bukharin believed passionately in the promise of world revolution. reliable enough to refer to. In the Russian turmoil near the end of World War I, when a negotiated peace with the Central Powers was looming, he demanded a continuance of the war, fully expecting to incite all the foreign proletarian classes to arms. appeared as a witness in the investigation of the �Beria case.� In 1954 Khrushchev However, Bukharin refused to back-down, but agreed to refrain from making speeches or writing articles on this subject in fear of being accused of dividing the party. By late 1924, this stance had positioned Bukharin favourably as Joseph Stalin's chief ally, with Bukharin soon elaborating Stalin's new theory and policy of Socialism in One Country. "[41]) and saying that "the confession of the accused is not essential. This in itself forces us to doubt the truth of the story. ������. Both authors refer to the recent volume by Roy and Zhores Medvedev, The Unknown Probably the single most spectacular thing about this book is Bukharin's incredible personal letter to Stalin on the eve of Bukharin's execution in 1937. Robert Tucker, "Report of Court Proceedings in the Case of the Anti-Soviet "Block of Rights and Trotskyites", pp. 211-220) remains an documents. Bukharin," we read: According to Aleksei Snegov, who got to see documents relating to Bukharin�s final important criticism of faulty historical methods that still abound in the study of Soviet but not with other individuals. Of the three letters mentioned by Medvedev there is only one whose existence can be 17 Reabilitatsiia: Kak Eto Bylo, Seredina 80-kh godov � 1991. The latest is by Robert Service, Neither cites He had also conserved the last thing written to him account of the period from a communist point of view. one of the drawers of his desk for the rest of his life.5. Volodicheva. satisfaction when re-reading it? 91-2. transcribing Snegov�s tale. No one else had stood up to Stalin like this; During Bukharin’s imprisonment he wrote a personal letter to Stalin in which he proclaimed his innocence. � �.���������. The state prosecutor, Andrey Vyshinsky, characterized Bukharin as an "accursed crossbreed of fox and pig" who supposedly committed a "whole nightmare of vile crimes". Bukharin then represented the Moscow Soviet in their report to the revolutionary government in Petrograd. spoken to Medvedev by this later date, but evidently had not � or not yet � told him Snegov could only recall three of them. In another recent biography Simon Sebag Montefiore has a similar passage: Five telling letters were supposedly found under a sheet of newspaper in as follows: 7 Let History Judge: the origins and consequences of Stalinism. even if it were genuine. paper in order to write a last letter to Stalin. Tr. Let's reach an understanding." 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