How many languages did Leon Trotsky speak?


Answer from: Dmitry Shikh:
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In his autobiography "My Life" (1930), he admitted: "I still do not know a single foreign language perfectly..." But Trotsky had a good command of German and French, read and understood, but did not speak English well, briefly learned Spanish, mastered the Balkan languages. He also translated into Ukrainian Krylov's fables as a child.


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