grigori zinoviev


[zi-noh-vee-ef, -nov-yef; Russian zyi-naw-vyif]
Grigori Evseevich [gryi-gaw-ryee yif-sye-yi-vyich] , 1883–1936, Russian Bolshevik leader. Unabridged
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Zinoviev (zɪˈnəʊvɪəf, Russian ziˈnɔvjɪf)
Grigori Yevseevich, original name Ovsel Gershon Aronov Radomyslsky. 1883--1936, Soviet politician; chairman of the Comintern (1919--26) executed for supposed complicity in the murder of Kirov. He was the supposed author of the forged `Zinoviev letter' urging British Communists to revolt, publication of which helped to defeat (1924) the first Labour Government

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