Leon Trotsky’s House on Sale for $4.4 Million

The house of 950 square meters, with 18 bedrooms and five bathrooms, belonged to a Russian revolutionary leader Leon Trotsky in Istanbul was put on sale, the Turkish media reported today. Hurriyet newspaper reported that a house on Istanbul’s Buyukada Island in the Sea of Marmara is on sale for $4.4 million.

Trotsky’s Istanbul house

The three-story building and its garden which occupy an area of 3,600 square meters was built 150 years ago.

“Trotsky lived in that house for four years when his first house, also on the island burned down,” said Mustafa Farsakoglu, a former mayor of Buyukada.
Trotsky (1879-1940) was a Russian revolutionary and politician of Jewish origin who had a prominent role in the October Revolution.

He was expelled from the Soviet Union in 1929 and taken to Turkey where he remained for several years before continuing exile in other countries. He was murdered in 1940 in Mexico City.

An Istanbul villa once occupied by the Marxist revolutionary Leon Trotsky during his exile from Stalin’s Russia
The former house of Marxist revolutionary, theorist, Soviet politician and Red Army founder Leon Trotsky on Istanbul’s Büyükada Island

Leon Trotsky’s Istanbul mansion has been put on the market for $4.4 million

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Aleksandra Arsenovic graduated with a degree in economics and has a master degree in tourism. Since she worked as a travel agent, she has traveled around the world and developed an interest in luxurious hotels and exotic destinations. As a big fashion fan, Aleksandra loves expensive and luxury fashion items. As an editor of Extravaganzi she shares her knowledge about travels, fashion and accessories.


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