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WHY DID THEY CONFESS?

The Riutin group was arrested by the Ogpu, and the inner circle in Moscow was buzzing with the case. The secretary of the party unit in the Military Intelligence Department, to which I belonged, asked me to attend a secret meeting at which our chief, General Berzin, was to report on the Riutin affair. The secretary informed me that not all the members of the unit were invited to this meeting, as the matter was exceptionally confidential.
Berzin read to us excerpts from Riutin's clandestine programme, in which Stalin was described as the "great agent-provocateur, the destroyer of the party," and as "the grave-digger of the revolution and of Russia." The Riutin group undertook to fight for the overthrow of Stalin as the leader of the party and the government.
This was the occasion for Stalin's attempt to reverse Lenin's policy of exempting Bolsheviks from the death penalty. Stalin wanted to deal summarily with Riutin and his adherents. Only one member of the Politbureau mustered enough courage to oppose Stalin on this crucial question. Everybody on the inside understood that that one man was Sergei Kirov, the secretary of the Leningrad party machine. As boss of the former capital, Kirov held a commanding position. He was supported, of course, by Bukharin and other oppositionists who still had influence. And Stalin yielded this time. Riutin and his associates were gaoled and exiled, but not shot.
For the next five years Stalin managed by some means to maintain his power. But during those years discontent and rebellion in the country were spreading like wildfire. Bewildered and enraged by his campaign for "complete collectivization," the peasants were fighting the Ogpu troops with arms in their hands. In this struggle whole provinces were laid waste,

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