Essay on Stalin
Furthermore, Lenin suspected that Stalin wanted to “turn the clock back” and re-establish centralized - controlled state, which resembled the Tsarist ideology. In the same year, he was appointed General Secretary of Communist Party. He was now member of Politburo, Orgburo and Secretariat, while Lenin’s health worsened.
Stalin eventually fell out of favor by 1923. This was because, as the historian Bruce Pawley states, “Stalin made it virtually impossible for Lenin to communicate with other