Lenin is critically ill and Trotsky, the former Menshevik, is growing in power. Come let us form a Triumvirate to stop Trotsky.
our leader and hero Lenin is gone. Me and Lenin were close friends. I was always with him. We had the same ideas for the future of Russia
Where is Trotsky?
We cannot allow Lenin Testament to be read out. Otherwise it would cause huge divisions within the party and everything that we have done up until now would be a waste. We have come so far let us not stop because of this testament.
13th Party Congress Lenin Testament May 1924
Get rid of him
Your role as commissar of war is gone but you are still in the party.
Kamanev and Zinoviev are trying to get rid of NEP. Lets form a Duumvirate to stop them.
NEP must continue to maintain the future of Russia.
We can no longer tolerate with Stalin He has joined with the traitor Bukharin. We disagree with his views on 'socialism in one country. Come let us form our own 'united opposition'.