Report of Court Proceedings

The Case of the Trotskyite-Zinovievite Terrorist Centre

Heard Before the Military Collegium of the Supreme Court of the U.S.S.R.

Accused: G.E. Zinoviev, L.B.Kamenev, G.E. Evdokimov, I.N. Smirnov, I.P. Bakayev, V.A. Ter-Vaganyan,
S.V. Mrachkovsky, E.A. Dreitzer, E.S. Holtzman, I.I. Reingold, R.V. Pickel, V.P. Olberg, K.B. Berman-Yurin, Fritz David (I.I. Kruglyansky), M. Lurye and N. Lurye
Charged under Articles 588, 19 and 588, 5811 of the Criminal Code of the R.S.F.S.R.

Trial dates: August 19-24, 1936 (Moscow)
First Published: People's Commissariat of Justice of the U.S.S.R., Moscow 1936
Source: Artbin, based on ?
Translated: ?
Transcription/Markup: Artbin/Brian Baggins
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August 19 (morning session)

I. The Trotskyite-Zinovievite United Terrorist Centre
II. The United Trotskyite-Zinovievite Centre and the Assassination of Comrade S. M. Kirov
III. Organization by the United Trotskyite-Zinovievite Centre of Terroristic Acts Against Comrades Voroshilov, Zhdanov, Kaganovich, Kossior, Orjonikidze and Postyshev
Examination of the Accused Mrachkovsky
Examination of the Accused Evdokimov

August 19 (evening session)

Examination of the Accused Dreitzer
Examination of the Accused Reingold
Examination of the Accused Bakayev
Examination of the Accused Pickel

August 20 (morning session)

Examination of the Accused Kamenev
Examination of the Witness Yakovlev
Examination of the Accused Zinoviev
Examination of the Witness Safonova

August 20 (evening session)

Examination of the Accused I.N. Smirnov
Examination of the Accused Olberg
Examination of the Accused Berman-Yurin

August 21 (morning session)

Examination of the Accused Holtzman
Examination of the Accused N. Lurye
Examination of the Accused M. Lurye
Examination of the Accused Ter-Vaganyan

August 21 (evening session)

Examination of the Accused Fritz David (Kruglyansky)
Statement by Comrade Vyshinsky, State Attorney of the U.S.S.R.

August 22 (morning session)

Speech for the Prosecution by Comrade A.Y. Vyshinsky, State Attorney of the U.S.S.R.
The Trotskyite-Zinovievite Centre - A gang of Contemptible Terrorists
Trotsky, Zinoviev, Kamenev - Sworn Enimies of the Soviet Union
Double-dealing, Deception and Provocation - The Principal Methods of the Trotskyites-Zinovievites
The Counter-Revolutionary Terroristic Activities of the Trotskyites-Zinovievites are Fully Proved
The Trotskyite-Zinovievite Centre Killed Comrade Kirov
The Masks Are Torn From the Accused
Dogs Gone Mad Should All Be Shot

August 22 (evening session)

Last Pleas of Mrachkovsky, Evdokimov, Dreitzer, Reingold, Bakayev and Pickel

August 23 (morning session)

Last Pleas of Kamenev, Zinoviev, Smirnov, Olberg, Berman-Yurin, Holtzman, N. Lurye and M. Lurye

August 23 (evening session)

Last Pleas of Ter-Vaganyan and Fritz David

August 24

The Verdict

Further Reading:
Pravda's mistakes on the trial of the Zinovievites and Trotskyites, Stalin