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ONE OF THE YOUNGER MEMBERS OF THE PARTY. • HE JOINED IN 1906. • AFTER FLEEING TO GERMANY HE GREW VERY CLOSE TO LENIN. • COINED “THE GOLDEN BOY” BY LENIN. • WAS A FIERCE DEBATER. AND WAS SUBSEQUENTLY ARRESTED IN 1912. • WAS NOT AS CUNNING AND MANIPULATIVE AS STALIN. • WAS VERY ARTISTIC AND IMAGINATIVE. EVEN HIS ENEMIES FOUND IT HARD TO DISLIKE HIM. AND ABLE TO GET HIS POINT ACROSS.WHAT WAS HE LIKE? • BORN ON THE 9 OF OCTOBER. 1888. AND THIS HELPED HIM GAIN INFLUENCE BEFORE 1917. • VERY POPULAR AMONGST THE BOLSHEVIK PARTY. TH .

AND WAS ABLE TO GET A PLACE IN THE POLITBURO BY 1922. HE REMAINED LOYAL. AND THOUGH URGED BY SOME OF HIS COLLEAGUES TO ARREST LENIN. . • HE OPPOSED THE TREATY OF BREST-LITOVSK. • HE PUBLISHED (PROPAGANDA) BOOKS THROUGHOUT THE CIVIL WAR. HIS MOST FAMOUS WAS “THE ABC OF COMMUNISM”.ROLE IN THE PARTY? • HE WAS THE LEAD EDITOR OF THE PRAVDA.

. • HIGHLY INTELLIGENT AND LITERATE – SON OF A • HE WAS OUTSHONE BY STALIN. SCHOOLMASTER. • STRONG ORATOR.STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES? STRENGTHS: WEAKNESSES: • INCREDIBLY POPULAR AND LIKABLE. FAIRLY • VERY INNOVATIVE . OPPONENTS FOUND IT HARD TO DISLIKE HIM. TRUSTING OF MANY. EVEN HIS • WAS NOT POLITICALLY CUNNING. ABLE TO ARGUE HIS POINTS FIERCELY.

WANTING TO KEEP THE NEP ALIVE. • HE BELIEVED MAKING THE PEASANTS RICHER: • THE PEASANTS COULD THEN SPEND MORE ON CONSUMABLES • THIS WOULD ADD MORE MONEY INTO CIRCULATION • WOULD HELP THE GROWTH OF THE MANUFACTURE INDUSTRY • THOUGHT THAT CONFLICT WITH THE PEASANTS WOULD ENDANGER THE COMMUNIST STATE. .NEP AND INDUSTRIALISATION • BUKHARIN LED THE RIGHT WING OF THE PARTY.