MIA: Encyclopedia of Marxism: Glossary of People



Yudenich, N. N. (1875-1933)

Tsarist general who in 1920 organized an offensive against Petrograd with Allied aid. At the beginning Lenin and the majority of the Central Committee favoured evacuating the city, but on the intervention of Trotsky, supported by Zinoviev and Stalin, the decision was finally made to defend Petrograd at all costs. Trotsky personally directed the counter-attack which dealt Yudenich a crushing defeat.