In January 1926, Kirov was sent by Stalin to party work in the city of Leningrad. Of course, Kirov before his departure met with the Leader of the Land of Soviets. The conversation between them was strictly confidential. Stalin warned his plenipotentiary representative that the political situation in the city of the two revolutions is very complex, the opposition created by the head of the Leningrad Soviet, Grigory Zinoviev , is sufficiently active and not completely undisclosed. Therefore, one of the important tasks set by Stalin before Kirov was neutralization of the activities of this organization; even discussed the possibility of contacting its representatives in order to learn the plans of the conspirators.
Kirov, who arrived in Leningrad, was met with distrust and even hostility by the leaders of certain party and economic structures of the city, as well as by the leading workers of the GPU bodies (subsequently the NKVD) . But workers of large industrial Leningrad enterprises supported him. The popularity of Kirov among the working people grew steadily, and that is why the opposition was forced to seek ways of rapprochement with the first party secretary in the hope of attracting him to his side, and Kirov managed to gain confidence from her representatives. This is confirmed by the following fact. After the next day of the meeting of the Seventeenth Congress of the Communist Party, held in Moscow in January 1934, late in the evening a group of oppositionists planned to remove Stalin from power in the apartment of a well-known party worker (Sergo Ordzhonikidze ); among those present there was Kirov . After the end of this meeting, he informed Stalin of everything by phone from his Moscow apartment. Kirov did not suspect that his phone was tapped at the direction of Heinrich Yagoda, who at that time occupied a high leadership position in the OGPU, and who was in contact with opposition structures. , . It was in this way that the opposition learned that Kirov was a Stalinist agent who had infiltrated their organization. It is quite obvious that its leaders issued him a death sentence, the preparation and execution of which required time.
There is one more argument proving that Kirov was an agent of Stalin. Delegates of the Leningrad party organization, headed by Zinoviev, openly opposed Stalin at the Fourteenth Congress of the Communist Party, held in Moscow in December 1925. Immediately after the congress in January 1926, Zinoviev was released from the leadership of the Lensovet and from other senior posts, and then was subjected to political persecution and was subsequently shot. Now let us analyze the analogous situation that was realized at the Seventeenth Congress of the Communist Party, which also took place in Moscow, but in January 1934. The delegates of the Leningrad party organization, headed by Kirov, also opposed Stalin, but after the congress Kirov returned to the city of Leningrad without any negative consequences for his career and continued party work. This means that Kirov was absolutely devoted to Stalin. The leader of the Land of Soviets was aware of this and was not interested in his murder, because Kirov coped well with the duties of a secret agent in the opposition structures, and could bring a lot of benefits to Stalin in his struggle for power. Why kill a chicken carrying golden eggs.
Leaders of the opposition instructed to destroy Kirov to the NKVD structures of the city of Leningrad. This is completely logical. They were the ones who protected the first party secretary, thus controlling all his actions, actions and movements in the city of Leningrad and the Leningrad region. It remained only to find the direct executor of the terrorist action, and he was found. He was a member of the Bolshevik Party Leonid Nikolaev, dissatisfied with his career and material well-being, besides, he lost party work in 1934 because of his unbalanced nature. Nikolaev's wife (Milda Draule), during an interrogation on December 1, 1934, reported that her husband was a neurasthenic .
Stalin was not involved in the murder of Kirov. The opposition, organized by Grigory Zinoviev, who opposed the Stalinist regime, and, perhaps, is justified, organized the attempt on it. Learning that Kirov was an agent of Stalin in the ranks of the opposition organization, its leaders took an absolutely obvious and absolutely fair decision to eliminate the traitor, which was carried out.
In the museum named after SM. Kirov in the city of St. Petersburg (the former city of Leningrad) on display a cap, which, according to the guides, belonged to Kirov and was on his head during the assassination attempt.
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