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The house-Museum of Leon Trotsky

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The house-Museum of Leon Trotsky - the house where Leon Trotsky spent the last months of his life and was assassinated on 20 August 1940 by the NKVD agent Ramon Mercader. Resting place of the famous Communist and theoretician of Marxism is in the historic district of Coyoacan.

Trotsky was granted political asylum in Mexico in 1937, the then Mexican President Lazaro Cardenas. Within two years, from 1937 to 1939, Trotsky and his wife lived in the "blue house" of the famous artist Frida Kahlo and her husband Diego Riviera, where now is the house-Museum.

Upon arrival in Mexico of Lev Trotsky knew that a plot to assassinate him. So his Villa, where he lived with his wife and grandson, was equipped as a military bunker. The Windows were covered with iron shutters, walls, fortified with sandbags, was double, and the house was guarded by the police.

The official opening of the Museum took place on 20 August 1990. Here is the public library, including a collection of the works of Trotsky, the Trotsky papers and contemporary literature. Intact preserved personal belongings policy. It even survived the hen house in which Trotsky was chickens. Wall, riddled with bullets from the first assassination attempt failed also remained intact. Russian revolutionary and his wife, Natalia Sedova buried in the yard, which is more like a garden.