Museo Casa de León Trotsky

Mexico City | Mexico

About the Museum

The Leon Trotsky Museum (Museo Casa de León Trotsky) was founded in 1990 in what used to be the house where Lev Davidovich Bronstein lived, better known as Leon Trotsky, a Russian revolutionary leader who, after being persecuted by José Stalin after the Bolshevik revolution in October, obtained political asylum from the government Cardenista and arrived in Mexico in 1937. He lived first in the Blue House, residence of painters Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, and later in the house where the museum that bears his name is now. On August 20, 1940, he suffered a fatal attack that cost him his life the following day. In the museum the furniture and personal objects are exhibited just as the Russian leader left them when he died. In the gardens of the house is the funerary stele that the architect Juan O'gorman designed in honor of Trotsky and that protects the ashes of the leader and his wife Natalia Sedova.

(Photo: Wikimedia Commons: Tonatiuh101)

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