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The complex historical figure of Leon Trotsky comes to life in this epic biography that depicts the tumultuous life of the Russian revolutionary.

1 Season, 7 Episodes
December 10, 2017
Cast: Konstantin Khabensky, Olga Sutulova, Max Matveev, Evgeniy Stychkin, Orkhan Abulov
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  • Rivalries among the Bolsheviks lead to a plot by Lenin and Trotsky to remove Stalin that he discovers; in 1940, Trotsky learns the truth about Jacson.

  • Trotsky uses brutal methods to suppress dissent, making enemies that include Stalin, who rises to power after an assassination attempt weakens Lenin.

  • After seizing the levers of power and ordering the start of the Russian Revolution, Trotsky takes a back seat to Lenin and focuses on a larger goal.

  • The Trotsky family returns to Russia after years abroad, only to get a frosty reception from former comrades in a country torn apart by World War I.

  • In the wake of a massacre, Trotsky leads a labor strike in 1905 St. Petersburg that fails to spark a revolution -- but he also avoids a tsarist trap.

  • After a failed attempt on his life, Trotsky continues his interview with Jacson, recalling his romance with Natalia and his rise as a Bolshevik.

  • Exiled to Mexico, an aging Leon Trotsky agrees to an interview with a Stalinist reporter about his life as a fiery Marxist revolutionary in Russia.

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