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Sergey Kirov assassination...



Item # 577445

December 2, 1934

THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Massachusetts, December 2, 1934

* Sergey Kirov assassination

This 40+ page newspaper has one column headlines on the front page: "SLAYER CAPTURED AFTER HE SHOOTS RUSSIAN OFFICIAL" and "Assassin of Sergei Kiroff Sent by Enemies of Working Class...." which tells of the assassination of Bolshevik leader, Sergey Kirov.

Other news of the day including period advertising. Light browning, minor margin wear, otherwise in good condition.

wikipedia notes: Sergei Mironovich Kirov, born Sergei Mironovich Kostrikov, was a prominent early Bolshevik leader in the Soviet Union. Kirov rose through the Communist Party ranks to become head of the Party organization in Leningrad. Kirov was seen as a focal point of opposition to the more extreme policies of Joseph Stalin, and as a counterbalance to the increasing concentration of power in Stalin's hands.
 

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