Democracy and Class Struggle first learnt about these documents in the Japanese Archives from Robert W Thurston's Life and Terror in Stalin's Russia 1934 - 1941 it led us into an investigation of the Russian Fascist Movement in Harbin and Russian Trotskyist Movement in Soviet Far East.
NKVD General Lyushkov's defection was the highest ranking Soviet defector at the time of his defection in 1938.
Several Japanese remembered that Lyushkov originally said he was a trotskyite or conveyed the ideology - Lyushkov stressed that Trotskyite ideology was required to convert the Russian People and cause them to lose respect for Stalinism.
After settling in Tokyo Lyushkov moved from Trotskyism to Liberalism according to his Japanese captors reverting ocassionally to "pure" Leninism..
We think that these non Soviet Documents provide powerful evidence of anti Soviet Military conspiracies in Soviet Far East in prelude to Second World War and the fact that Lyushkov identified himself as a Trotskyist to his Japanese interrogators speaks volumes about Trotskyism in Russian Far East..
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