“To overcome our enemies we must have our own socialist militarism. We must carry along with us 90 million out of the 100 million of Russia’s population. As for the rest, we have nothing to say to them. They must be annihilated.” Grigory Yevseevich Zinoviev born Ovsei-Gershon Aronovich Radomyslsky Apfelbaum (September 23 1883 – August 25, 1936); was a leading Jewish Bolshevik politician and one of Vladimir Lenin’s closest associates. He was a long-time head of the Communist International and heavily involved with the Red army during intense clashes in 1919. Zinoviev was also the architect of several failed attempts to annex Germany and render it communist during the early 1920s.