Jump to content
News Ticker
  • I am now accepting the following payment methods: Card Payments, Apple Pay, Google Pay and PayPal
  • Latest News

    17th Party Conference Badge

    Recommended Posts

    Here's a badge you don't often see. It is for a delegate to the 17th Conference of the Communist Party in 1934. The reason you don't see them? Most of delegates were murdered during The Terror. In fact, I suspect that they were the prime early targets of The Terror just because they might have been tainted with the brush of Menshevik "rotten liberalism" while attending the conference. Stalin was there, too, of course. He conveniently exempted himself from suspicion.

    According to David King in The Commissar Vanishes, "There had been 1,961 delegates at this congress. No fewer than 1,108 of them were liquidated."

    How did they get anyone to attend the 18th?


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    Create an account or sign in to comment

    You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

    Create an account

    Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

    Register a new account

    Sign in

    Already have an account? Sign in here.

    Sign In Now
    • Create New...

    Important Information

    We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.