He confronted José Stalin by leading the leftistopposition, which caused him the exile. After his exile from the Soviet Union, was the leader of a revolutionary left-wing international identified by the name of Trotskyism, it was characterized by theidea of a “permanent revolution.”
On December 19th, the exiled, Leon Trotsky and his wife, Natalia Sendova, sailed into the Gulf of Mexico, and after nearly a month at the sea, they arrived inTamaulipas on January 9th, 1837.
Throughout history there has never been nothing like what Trotsky and his followers suffered. His two sons in law were arrested for opposing Stalin, hertwo daughters Nina and Zinaida were deprived of all aid, even when Nina had tuberculosis (her husband's imprisonment and the persecution of his father drove her to her death, at age 26 .)Trotsky's first wife, took care of his granddaughter, the daughter of Nina, but when she was arrested, the girl disappeared. Zinaida was also suffering from tuberculosis and had a great depression over thedeath of her sister and her husband's arrest. Zinaida asked permission to join his father with his son Esteban, who was ill, they were granted, but while they were out of the country Stalin's governmentwithdrew its citizenship by depriving them of seeing her husband and daughter, Alejandra. Zinaida committed suicide. When Alejandra was old enough, she was sent to a concentration camp, in which shesurvived several years until his health began to deteriorate. Esteban lives in Mexico after having survived an assassination attempt.
Trotsky’s eldest son, Leon Sedov, was assassinated in Parisby agents sent by Stalin. Although what most hurt Trotsky was the death of his youngest son, Sergei, who was left in the USSR when Natalia and Leon were exiled. Sergei was shot for