Nikolai Bukharin

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Bukharin (center) standing with Stalin in Red Square in 1929.

Nikolai Ivanovich Bukharin (9 October 1888 - 15 March 1938) was a Russian Marxist and Old Bolshevik. Bukharin made significant contributions to Marxist theory as well as writing, with Evgeni Preobrazhensky, the ABC of Communism - a work intended to explain the fundamentals of Marxist thought to the growing ranks of the Russian Community Party. A major theorist, his works included a study of imperialism, an exposition of historical materialism and a critique of Austrian economics.

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