MIA: Encyclopedia of Marxism: Glossary of People



Pseudonym Palmiro Togliatti (1893-1964)


Ermen, Gottfried

Owner of the firm of cotton-spinners, Ermen and Engels. Engels was at first an employee and later a partner in this concern and by this means, during nearly twenty years, made it possible for Marx, despite all difficulties, to carry on his work on Capital.


Ermolenko, Corporal

Corporal Ermolenko is known for framing Lenin and Trotsky as agents of the Kaiser's General Staff. Ermolenko testified that the German General Staff had given him a sum of money for its agents, the Ukrainian separatists and Lenin, so that the latter might continue their agitation for the separation of the Ukraine from Russia. Among the other tasks of “Lenin and his followers” as “agents of the General Staff,” according to Ermolenko, were espionage, blowing up bridges, etc. The affair was exposed by the Bolsheviks, and has been conclusively proven false time and again.


Erulandi Thevar, M.

Born Thevaram (Theni District, Tamil Nadu). Joined Bolshevik Leninist Party of India during WWII. Entered the SP with the Bolshevik Leninist Party of India, 1948. President, Thevaram Panchayat, elected 1953.

Compiled by Charles Wesley Ervin