Joseph Stalin -Nikolai Yezhov, walking with Stalin in the top photo from the 1930s, was killed in 1940. Following his execution, Yezhov was edited out of the photo by Soviet censors.[44] Such retouching was a common occurrence during Stalin's rule.- Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Nikolai Yezhov - In the original version of this photo (top), Yezhov is clearly visible on the right of the photograph. The later version (bottom) was altered by censors, removing all trace of his presence. Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Joseph Stalin with Nikolai Yezhov by  Unknown Artist

Voroshilov, Molotov, Stalin, with Nikolai Yezhov - Iosif Stalin - Wikipedia

Nikolai Ivanovich Yezhov or Ezhov  (May 1, 1895 – February 4, 1940) was the senior figure in the NKVD (the Soviet secret police) under Joseph Stalin during the period of the Great Purge. His reign is sometimes known as the "Yezhovshchina", "the Yezhov era", a term that began to be used during the de-Stalinization campaign of the 1950s. During the beginning of World War II his status within the USSR became that of a political unperson.

TIL that Nikolai Yezhov, head of the Soviet secret police under Stalin, was quoted as saying "Better that ten innocent people should suffer than one spy get away.

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Vorosjilov, Molotov, Stalin 1940 (right after the execution of Jezjov)

Nikolai Yezhov, the young man strolling with Joseph Stalin to his right, was shot in 1940. He was edited out from a photo by Soviet censors. Such retouching was a common occurrence during Stalin's reign.

1984 Real examples of government phot-retouching. Nikolai Yezhov, the young man strolling with Joseph Stalin to his right, was shot in He was edited out from a photo by Soviet censors. Such retouching was a common occurrence during Stalin's reign.

Yevgenia Ezhova (nee Feigenberg 1904-1938) with adopted child - wife of Nikolai Yezhov

Yevgenia Ezhova (nee Feigenberg with adopted child - wife of Nikolai Yezhov

The top photo showed the image of Nikolai Yezhov walking with Stalin. Yezhov was head of the NKVD, an ardent Bolshevik and close confidant. He was arrested and put on trial for suspicion of plotting to assassinate Stalin. Though he pleaded innocence he was sentenced to death and was executed in 1940 in one of Stalin's Great Purges. The bottom photo shows that the image of Yezhov had been airbrushed out

The top photo showed the image of Nikolai Yezhov walking with Stalin. Yezhov was…

Nikolai Yezhov erased from Stalin's biography pictures

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Photo-editing has been used to erase history. Josef Stalin was notorious for airbrushing people out of pictures when he no longer had use for them. Cronie Nikolai Yezhov  fell out of Stalin's favour,  was arrested in 1939, and executed in Feb 1940. The bottom photo is from the mid 1930s - the other from 1940. Stalin "erased" Yezhov. See Wiki's 'Censorship of images in the Soviet Union' page for more.

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Censors removed Commissar Nikolai Yezhov from this photograph with Stalin. Yezhov was executed in

Nikolai Yezhov - Wikipedia

Nikolai Yezhov - Wikipedia

Nikolai Yezhov (1895 - 1940) -  NKVD Head 1936-38, this depraved killer was nicknamed the , "Bloody Dwarf". He was succeeded by Lavrenti Beria.

Nikolai Yezhov NKVD Head This depraved killer was nicknamed the , "Bloody Dwarf". He was succeeded by Lavrenti Beria.

Unperson, Stalin would do this to individuals that turned there back towards him. They have been erased from society, he would have them totally removed from all records and total existence in general. As you can see Nikolai Yezhov is in the photo above, but not in the one below. The reason Stalin had Yezhov removed was because he had thought he had to much power, and had seen to much for his liking. Yezhov had accomplished what Stalin needed and was executed.

Photo of Nikolai Yezhov (Naval Commissar) and Stalin walking alongside the Moscow Canal. After Nikolai Yezhov fell from power, he was arrested, shot, and his image removed by the censors

Voroshilov, Molotov, Stalin, with Nikolai Yezhov - Nineteen Eighty-Four - Wikipedia

Kliment Voroshilov, Vyacheslav Molotov, Stalin and Nikolai Yezhov at the shore of the Moscow-Volga canal. After Yezhov was tried and executed he vanished between from this image.

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