What happened to the USSR after Stalin died?
June 23, 2017 4:59AM
Nikita Krushchev in the 20th party congress set up a "secret session" and began a period of de-stalinization
Asked in Soviet Union (USSR)
When Lenin died who became leader of the USSR?
Josip Stalin At first, Joseph Stalin, Grigori Zinoviev and Lev Kamenev led the USSR as a troika in the Politburo of the Central Committee of the Communist Party. Then it was Stalin and Nikolai Bukharin after Stalin ousted Zinoviev and Kamenev. Although Lenin had died in 1924, it wasn't until the early 1930s that Stalin became dictatorial.
Asked in History of Russia
Who was Leon Trotsky and why did he leave Russia?
Leon Trotsky was part of the Bolshevic party during the early years of the USSR. After Lenin (the previous leader of the USSR) died in the 1920's, Trotsky and Joseph Stalin both fought for the power of ruling the USSR. Stalin won, and then exiled Trotsky, afraid that he might organize a military coup to overthrow Stalin.