30 August 1946 – Konstantin Vladimirovich Rodzaevsky
Hot on the Russian heels of leftie Grigory Zinoviev comes extreme right-winger Konstantin Vladimirovich Rodzaevsky. And what do you know; Stalin was once again responsible for the fascist’s demise.
Sick of the grip of egalitarian politics, Rodzaevsky tried to overthrow the Bolsheviks with his brand of anti-Semitic right-wing activity while in exile. But he needn’t have bothered – ultimately he was to hand himself in, in 1945 after he rightly began to suspect that Stalin was right-wing enough for the both of them.
‘I failed to see that, by the will of Fate, of his own genius, and of millions of toilers, Comrade J V Stalin…had become this unknown leader.’
Well, you’ve seen Stalin’s government in action, so it must come as no surprise to find out that promises of a release and a job on a newspaper were empty indeed.
In actual fact Rodzaevsky was arrested, found guilty of crimes against the state and met his seedy end in a Lubyanka cellar with a bullet embedded in his brain. He met a similar fate to that of Tsar Nicholas II and his family, who met their untimely ends 28 years previously.