This is the kitchen.
It was also reinforced
after the first attempt on Trotsky's life.
This window, which had always remained open,
had to be sealed,
and there was a small window that faced the garden.
Basically, what they used
is what you see behind the glass.
This is an ice box.
In the top, they placed the ice;
in the bottom, the food.
In this way, they prevented the meat, vegetables,
and other types of food from spoiling.


In this dining room, Trotsky would meet
with several of his collaborators.
They were his family.
Observe the window that faces Morelos street.
After the first attempt on his life,
all that was left was the top part for filtering light,
so that the room would not be left dark,
and a bottom wall to defend themselves
from any eventuality.
In the left wall we can observe
bullet holes from the first attempt on his life.
Some of the attackers entered through the study,
which is located behind me,
and the left, on top of a small desk,
we can observe a telephone for his daily use.


This is Trostky's other study.
After the first attempt on his life,
he worked twelve hours a day in here,
with his secretary, other assistants, and his wife.
The bookcases were full of newspapers from several countries.
Trotsky spoke and wrote in six languages:
Russian, German, Spanish, English, French, and Ukranian,
his mother tongue.
They also had technological tools.
There is another phone for his internal communications.
Those boxes are old tape recorders,
where Trotsky stored his ideas.
From this desk, his secretary, Fanny Yanovich,
would listen, transcribe, and send information
to national and international newspapers.
Observe the windows, which were modified
in the same way as the dining room window,
including the door at the end,
which was originally a balcony.
After the first attack on Trotsky,
they raised the bar, and by doing so,
they could better protect the property.
The painting that is seen here, in violet,
is by the Russian painter Vlady Kibálchich,
the son of Victor Serge,
an anarquist who was also exiled
from the Soviet Union by Stalin.
Cardenas accepted Serge as an exile in Mexico.
Here we can see the books that Trotsky owned.
The older books are his.
Later, since his wife and grandson
lived in this house for twenty more years,
they continued to add to the collection
with works on related topics.
We can also observe his desk
and some of the shells he collected,
dating back to his time in Turkey,
when he stayed near the beach.
He brought these shells to Mexico
to display as decoration.