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RUSSIAN PRESIDENT KALININ DEATH 1946 PAPER

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Soviet newspaper dedicated to the funeral of Soviet President Kalinin. Issued on June 5, 1946. Very good condition. Mikhail Kalinin, (1875-1946) Russian communist leader and statesman. An early supporter of the Bolsheviks, he participated in the Russian Revolutionof 1905 and cofounded Pravda. After the Russian Revolution of 1917 he served as mayor of Petrograd (St. Petersburg). In 1919 he became chair of the central executive committee of the All-Russian Congress of Soviets, and thus titularhead of the Soviet state, a position he kept until his death. From 1925 he was a member of the Politburo and supported Joseph Stalin in crucial votes, thus retaining his high party office.

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