Moscow Show Trials were before The Great Purge. First Trials were created to explain the extreme persecution of wealthy peasants in Russia and Nepmen (people who was engaged in private enterprise during the New Economic Policy of the 1920s). This Trials had to explain other unsolvable problems of the Bolsheviks regime too. More
There was shortage of specialists after the Bolsheviks revolution of 1917. There were a lot of accidents and technical failures on the coal mines of Donets Basin in the South of Russia. Josef Stalin instructed OGPU to explain what had happened in mining industry as sabotage. The Shahty Trial of 1928 was the result of this order. This trial was in (May 18 - July 06) 1928 in Moscow, Russia. The Industrial Party Trial was a show in which several Soviet scientists and economists were accused and convicted of plotting a coup against the government of the Soviet Union. This Trial was in (November 25 – December 7, 1930) in Moscow, Russia It was necessary to explain the failures of the Bolsheviks in the management of the economy and Josef Stalin decided to organize the next political trial. It took place in Moscow on March 1-9, 1931. It was the Show Trial of the Union Bureau of the Mensheviks. 122 persons were persecuted during this trial. I was one of them. I had great mathematical education and work experience in the largest banks of St.Petersburg and Moscow in 1910 – 1917. I worked as a consultant of Board of Directors of the Central Bank of the USSR in 1925 – 1930 and I was sentenced to 10 years in prison as a terrorist during this trial. I was sent to terrible Verhneuralsk prison. I collected some authentic documents of this Trial in this book.