Mikhail Kalinin

1875 - 1946

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Mikhail Ivanovich Kalinin (Russian: Михаи́л Ива́нович Кали́нин [kɐˈlʲinʲɪn]; 19 November [O.S. 7 November] 1875 – 3 June 1946), known familiarly by Soviet citizens as "Kalinych", was an Old Bolshevik revolutionary and a Soviet politician. He served as head of state of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic and later of the Soviet Union from 1919 to 1946. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mikhail Kalinin has received more than 836,476 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Mikhail Kalinin is the 5th most popular public worker, the 86th most popular biography from Russia (up from 88th in 2019) and the most popular Russian Public Worker.

Mikhail Kalinin was the first president of the Soviet Union and served from 1922 to 1946. He was a member of the Bolshevik party and a close ally of Vladimir Lenin.

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Among public workers, Mikhail Kalinin ranks 5 out of 15Before him are Draco, Alois Hitler, Emperor Taishō, and Joseph Fouché. After him are Gaius Maecenas, Robert Walpole, Demetrius of Phalerum, François Guizot, Thomas Cromwell, Ali Hassan al-Majid, and Markus Wolf.

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Among people born in 1875, Mikhail Kalinin ranks 14Before him are Gerd von Rundstedt, Jeanne Calment, Mileva Marić, Aleister Crowley, Ibn Saud, and Albert I of Belgium. After him are Edgar Rice Burroughs, Vallabhbhai Patel, Fritz Kreisler, Gilbert N. Lewis, Marie of Romania, and Giovanni Gentile. Among people deceased in 1946, Mikhail Kalinin ranks 12Before him are Alfred Jodl, Alfred Rosenberg, Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Hans Frank, Ion Antonescu, and Arthur Seyss-Inquart. After him are John Logie Baird, Wilhelm Frick, Alexander Alekhine, Julius Streicher, Gerhart Hauptmann, and Werner von Blomberg.

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Among people born in Russia, Mikhail Kalinin ranks 86 out of 2,688Before him are Michael of Russia (1596), Wilhelm Wien (1864), Mikhail Tukhachevsky (1893), Mikhail Glinka (1804), Alexandra Kollontai (1872), and Yaroslav the Wise (978). After him are Grigory Potemkin (1739), Turhan Hatice Sultan (1627), Alexander Suvorov (1730), Valery Legasov (1936), Alexis of Russia (1629), and Georgy Malenkov (1902).


Among public workers born in Russia, Mikhail Kalinin ranks 1