Lubitz' TrotskyanaNet


Portrait (oil on canvas) of Leon Trotsky painted in 2012 by Eduard Panosian (Leipzig)

Lubitz' TrotskyanaNet © (or, LTN for short) provides a considerable amount of material – chiefly bio-bibliographical informations, research tools, essays and miscellanies – related to Leon Trotsky (Nov. 7, 1879 - Aug. 21, 1940) as well as to Trotskyism and Trotskyists.

LTN went online on August 21, 2004; it was relaunched on April 10, 2006, August 21, 2011, and August 21, 2014. It is called up round about 100,000 times per year.
LTN is an ongoing project; most of its chapters were created between 2004 and 2008, some being revised and amended several times, others remaining unchanged since then.
From 2009 our monumental Lubitz' Leon Trotsky Bibliography (LLTB) is forming the centrepart of LTN; it is revised and amended semi-annually.

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Last update: July 2018

Note: The Lubitz' Leon Trotsky Bibliography (LLTB)

is now online (17th edition, July 2018)!


The main sections of TrotskyanaNet are:

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Notes on abbreviations and transliteration

Technical notes about TrotskyanaNet website

The main subject of our TrotskyanaNet website, Leon Trotsky [Лев Давидович Троцкий], was born as Lev (or, Leib) Bronshtein [Лев Бронштейн] at Ianovka (Russian Empire) on Nov. 7, 1879 (=Oct. 26 according to the Julian calendar style, see also the Genealogy chapter within TrotskyanaNet), and murdered in Coyoacán (Mexico). He was an eminent Marxist revolutionary theoretician and uncompromising internationalist, protagonist of the Russian revolutions in 1905 and 1917, creator and chief of the Red Army, leader of the anti-Stalinist Russian and International Left Opposition, founder of the Fourth International, distinguished author, editor, journalist, essayist, polemicist, historian, and literary critic – of course one of the most enigmatic and controversial political figures of the 20th century. He was (and still is) the subject of an immense amount of scholarly, polemical and ephemeral literature as well as of films, dramas, novels and other fiction; for all those and similar materials we use the term "Trotskyana".

The photograph above (taken by P. Lubitz) depicts a portrait of Trotsky (oil on canvas, ca. 40x60 cm) which was painted by Eduard Panosian (Leipzig) in 2012 as a commissioned work based on photographs shot in Moscow in 1919/1920 portraying 40 years old Trotsky as People's Commissar of War; the painting forms part of our extensive private Trotskyana collection.

For a nice little slide-show (duration: 3'56") depicting Trotsky's life in photographs, caricatures, paintings etc. see the video Trotsky on YouTube.

Wolfgang and Petra Lubitz, 2004
last slightly rev. July 2018
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