Talk:Leon Trotsky

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Former featured article candidate Leon Trotsky is a former featured article candidate. Please view the links under Article milestones below to see why the nomination failed. For older candidates, please check the archive.
January 27, 2006 Featured article candidate Not promoted

Replacing Crimea photo with Kronstadt photo[edit]

Crimea is not mentioned once in this article, so I replaced the Evpatoria red terror photo with one of soldiers charging Kronstadt - something Trotsky actually organized. @Tes712ngombe: you added the photo back, stating that "Trotsky's Red terror is mentioned in the article." However, the quote from Trotsky has no apparent relationship to fighting in Evpatoria or Crimea. If we can find that and add more information that'd be great, but the photograph makes it look like Trotsky organized those events in Crimea, which for now at least, seems to be false. -Darouet (talk) 13:01, 4 September 2015 (UTC)

I would tend to agree. The article as-is doesn't make it clear what connection Trotsky had with the Crimea affair other than that he supported the Red Terror. But I think it would be useful to consider each photo on its own merits rather than trying to decide between the two. Kendall-K1 (talk) 14:10, 4 September 2015 (UTC)

Bronstein / Bronshtein[edit]

The romanization Bronshtein looks weird, I've never seen it before in relation to Trotsky. The article inconsistently uses Bronstein and Bronshtein throughout, but for some reason the odd Bronshtein spelling appears in the heading. Everyone knows that 'stein' (in German) is pronounced with a 'sh', what is the purpose of using a pedantic transliteration of the cyrillic? Is there a precedence for this spelling anywhere? (talk) 10:50, 15 January 2016 (UTC)

Google Ngram overwhelmingly prefers "Bronstein". Kendall-K1 (talk) 13:15, 15 January 2016 (UTC)
The "shtein" transliteration is not common. See also Bronstein; there's no Bronshtein surname page. Qzd (talk) 14:07, 15 January 2016 (UTC)


There is a photograph of Trotsky, being cremated. This should be in the article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:29, 23 February 2016 (UTC)

Definite article[edit]

To maintain consistency with the Wikipedia page titled Name of Ukraine [1] and with style guides from both the AP and NY Times, should the article "the" be removed from the statement indicating that Trotsky was born in Ukraine? Tmfast (talk) 12:03, 30 March 2016 (UTC)

First Name[edit]

His first name was Lev, yet the article is titled Leon and refers to him throughout by this name. There may be a good reason for this, but none is given. An explanation is required. (talk) 01:00, 12 April 2016 (UTC)

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