Was the Soviet regime of Joseph Stalin and his heirs a continuation of the Bolshevik-led workers and peasants government established by the mighty October 1917 Russian Revolution led by V.I. Lenin? No! Says Bolshevik leader Leon Trotsky: Stalin's regime was a product of a political counterrevolution by a privileged social caste.
Trotsky explains why in detailed testimony in Mexico before the 1937 Commission of Inquiry into the Moscow Trials. Though in exile, Trotsky, who led the world fight to continue Lenin's internationalist course, was chief defendant in thos trials, in which the October Revolution's main leaders were framed and condemned to death.
Trotsky not only tells the truth about the revolution and Soviet policies worldwide. He sheds light on the irremediable contradictions of the Stalinist regime that would lead to its utter collapse some 50 years later. Above all, his testimony offers invaluable political lessons for workers and farmers engaged in revolutionary class battles today.