Russian revolutionary, economist, and Soviet politician.
A member of the Politburo, the highest policy-making authority within the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
When Lenin was forced to go into hiding in 1917, Sokolnikov and Stalin were given joint control over the Bolshevik’s newspapers.
Later, Sokolnikov engaged in vocal opposition to Stalin, and was eventually executed in Stalin’s Great Purge.
Grigory Sokolnikov - Wikipedia
"Was the Russian Revolution Jewish?" - The Jerusalem Post [Archive]