Soviets to Publish Works by Trotsky

From Reuters

Writings by Leon Trotsky, reviled for decades as the arch-villain of Soviet history, are to be issued in Moscow next year to mark the centenary of his birth, a government official said Tuesday.

Viktoriya Cheremykh of the State Publishing Committee Goskomizdat told Moscow Radio that scholars at the Communist Party’s Institute of History are preparing the publication.

She said the appearance of Trotsky’s writings, condemned under Josef Stalin as the ravings of a lunatic, is part of an overall effort to provide a full picture of the country’s past for Soviet readers.