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(1879—1940) Russian revolutionary

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Aleksky Brusilov

Aleksky Brusilov  

(1853–1926)Russian general. He won a brilliant campaign against Austria-Hungary (1916) in south-west Russia, which, although it cost Russia at least a million lives, forced Germany to divert troops ...
Grigori Zinoviev

Grigori Zinoviev  

(b. 11 Sept. 1883, d. 25 Aug. 1936).Soviet politician Born Radomyslsky Apfelbaum in Elizavetgrad, he joined the Russian Social Democratic Party in 1901 and supported the Bolshevik faction in 1903, ...
Kliment Yefremovich Voroshilov

Kliment Yefremovich Voroshilov  

(1881–1969)Soviet statesman and marshal. One of the oldest of the Bolsheviks, he became president (1953–60) after Stalin's death.Born in Verkhne, Dnepropetrovsk, the son of a miner, Voroshilov worked ...
Lázaro Cárdenas

Lázaro Cárdenas  

(b. 21 May 1895, d. 19 Oct. 1970).President of Mexico 1934–40 A general in the Mexican army, he was instrumental in the foundation (with Calles) of the National Revolutionary Party (Partido Nacional ...
Lev Borisovich Kamenev

Lev Borisovich Kamenev  

(22 July 1883, d. 25 Aug. 1936).Soviet politicianBorn Lev Borisovich Rosenfeld in Moscow, he was forced to abandon his law degree at Moscow University in 1902 owing to his political activities. He ...
Nikolai Ivanovich Bukharin

Nikolai Ivanovich Bukharin  

(1888–1938)Soviet statesman, newspaper editor, and communist theoretician.Born in Moscow, the son of a schoolteacher, Bukharin joined an anti-tsarist political group as a university student, becoming ...

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