Knowledge Identifier: +Boris_Bazhanov
Born in 1900.
Countries: Russia (40%), France (27%), Iran (13%)
Linked to: Columbia University Press, Politburo of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, Jews, Routledge
When Bazhanov was 17, the Russian Revolution of 1917 splintered power in Ukraine, causing the Ukrainian territory to be fought over by various factions
Georges Agabekov - At the end of 1926, Agabekov was posted in Tehran as "rezident" of the OGPU Foreign Branch in Persia, where he was successful in obtaining foreign powers' secret codes, recruiting agents and fomenting animosity against Britain amongst the local tribal leaders; however, he failed in the task of dispatching back to the USSR the defector Boris Bazhanov, Joseph_Stalin's former assistant
In 1928, Bazhanov defected from the Soviet Union and became the only assistant at Stalin's secretariat to have ever turned against the Soviet regime
Trotsky eventually was forced into exile in Mexico, where he was assassinated in 1940 by a Stalinist agent
Bazhanov published an edition of his memoirs in France in 1980, entitled "Memoirs of a Secretary of Stalin's"
Bazhanov writings continued to be published and translated after his death in Paris in 1983