Ter-Vaganian was one of the most promising intellectuals among the
younger members of the Bolshevik Party. He actively participated in the October
Revolution in Moscow, became editor of "Under the Banner of Marxism,"
and worked at the Marx-Engels Institute. He joined the Left Opposition early,
faced persecution and exile, and died a victim of the Trial of the Sixteen, the
first Moscow frame-up trial, in August 1936.