Molotov pp 60-72 | Cite as

The Struggle with the Oppositions 1925–1927

  • Derek Watson
Part of the Studies in Russian and East European History and Society book series


In the mid-1920s, as Stalin gathered a group of supporters in his struggle with the oppositions, and formulated and refined his policies, Molotov strengthened his association with the General Secretary. He was prominent in his support for Stalin in the conflicts with Trotsky, Zinoviev and Kamenev, and in the development of agricultural policy. This was an important stage in the construction of Stalin’s dictatorship. The oligarchy that was to rule the Soviet Union during the early years of the next decade began to emerge with Molotov as one of its leading members.


Agricultural Policy Central Committee Party Leader Party Organisation Party Policy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Derek Watson
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  1. 1.Centre for Russian and East European StudiesThe University of BirminghamUK

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