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Who assassinated trotsky?

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Ramon Mercader. He was an agent of the NKVD, the Soviet Internal Affairs Department on August 20, 1940. He was severely injured by an ice axe that hit him and died of trauma a day later died in the hospital after surgery.

Previously, the USSR had attempted to kill him, but with no success until then.

Ramon Mercader, likely an agent of Stalin.

The KGB was not around until after Stalin's death. The story is that Stalin had some an agent of the NKVD - the Peoples Commissariat for Internal Affairs, a public secret police system under Stalin notorious for running the Gulags - named Ramon Mercader, from Barcelona Spain. This man claimed to have been born in Tehran under a diplomat for a father, and was a Belgian journalist named Jacques Mornard who bought a fake passport on the black market. This person was released in prison after 20 years in 1960 and went between Cuba and the USSR (where he was apparently treated like a hero.) He was never able to get back to Spain fortunately, even though he wanted to.

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No. His agent killed him because Stalin wanted Trotsky to be dead.

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Ramón Mercader (Aka. Frank Jackson)

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