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Leaders of Communist Opposition Group Surrender to Majority

October 19, 1926
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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The opposition in the Communist party, headed by Leon Trotzky, Zinovieff, Kamenieff, Piatakoff, Sokolnikoff, Yevdekimoff, has surrendered to the majority of the Central Committee of the Communist party, according to an official statement published by the “Pravada,” the official organ of the Soviet government.

This move means the complete liquidation of the opposition in the conflict between the latter and the Central Committee. In a statement signed by the leaders of the opposition and published by the “Pravda,” they declare that while retaining their former views. they nevertheless admit their mistake in opening a discussion and violating party discipline. They promise complete obedience to the Central Committee’s decisions and call upon the opposition to dissolve. They declare nonsolidarlty with Medvedieff, Hasloff, Urgans, Bordiga and other groups opposing Moscow and promise to defend their views only within the limits foreseen by the party regulations. The liquidation of the conflict was hailed with satisfaction in all circles of the Communist party.

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