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  1. jamied says

    "we also get to see Leon Trotsky" - this refers to the man pictured at 02:36 - that man is, however, Mikhail Kalinin.....

  2. jamied says

    As evidence that this isn't Trotsky, he was deported from the Soviet Union in 1929 and lived in exile in Turkey, France, Norway and then Mexico until his death in 1940.

    Moscow "show trials" in 1936, (the year of this clip), saw Trotsky tried (in absentia) for plotting to kill Stalin. A pretty compelling reason for him not to be present in the country in that year!

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