Name: Trotsky's "Report of the Siberian Delegation"

Date:  1900 - 1925

Location:  Russia and Central Asia , Europe , North America

SubjectPolitical/Economic/Social Opinion

MediumPublic Speech

Artist: Trotsky, Leon (Bronstein, Lev Davidovich) (1879-1940)

Confronting Bodies: Russian Imperial Government, Soviet Union Government

Date of Action: 1903+

Specific Location: Russia, Soviet Union, United States, Germany, Italy

Description of Artwork: "Second Congress of the Russian Socialist Democratic Worker's Party: Report of the Siberian Delegation", 1903: Held in Brussels and London in July 1903. Trotsky sided with Menshevick faction - advocating a democratic approach to Socialism - against the Bolsheviks rejecting Lenin's dictatorial methods and organizational concepts, aiming at immediate revolution.

Description of Incident: 1903 Russia: Banned by the Imperial Government. 1927 Soviet Union: Banned by the government. Therefore the same writings were banned by two opposing ideologies for the same reason- that they opposed the existing philosophies of government.

Results of Incident: 1930 United States-Boston MA: Works banned. 1933 Germany: All works banned. 1933 Soviet Union: All works banned 1934 Italy: All works banned except in deluxe editions.

Source: Banned Books 387 B.C. to 1978 A.D., by Anne Lyon Haight, and Chandler B. Grannis, R.R. Bowker Co, 1978.

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