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or still in high office. They were gathering "evidence" for all eventualities. The entire Bolshevik Old Guard was constantly watched by a veritable army of informers and stool-pigeons. An indiscreet remark was suflicient to make a case of heresy against the speaker. A moment of silence on the wrong occa•sion-when, for instance, everybody was offering praise to Stalin, was enough to justify suspicions of disloyalty.
The crushing effect of this hounding was brought home to me in the case of Alexci Rykov, one of the leading figures in the third show trial. I saw him under circumstances which left no doubt as to his fate. In November 1932, I was at the Caucasian watering resort of Kislovodsk, stopping at the sanatorium "Desiateletie Oktiabria," reserved for high party and government officials. Rykov was in Kislovodsk with his wife, living apart in a bungalow.
Lenin's successor as President of the Council of Commissars, Rykov was one of the founders of the Bolshevik Party and one of the fathers of the Soviet Revolution. He was the first President, under Lenin and Trotsky, of the Supreme Economic Council of the Soviet Union. As an opponent of Stalin's collectivization drive, he had been reduced in rank. When I met him, however, he was still a member of the Cabinet, holding the office of Commissar of Posts and Communications. What is more important, he was still officially listed as a member of our highest legislative body, the Central Committee of the Bolshevik Party.
I often saw Rykov while taking walks. When he was not with his wife, he was alone. None of the party and government officials would be seen in his company. Often there would be a waiting line in front of the baths in our sanatorium. It was customary for the younger men to turn over their places to the

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