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Mikhail Tomsky

1880 - 1936

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Mikhail Pavlovich Tomsky (Russian: Михаи́л Па́влович То́мский, born Mikhail Pavlovich Yefremov – sometimes transliterated as Efremov; Михаи́л Па́влович Ефре́мов; 31 October 1880 – 22 August 1936) was a factory worker, trade unionist and Bolshevik leader and Soviet politician. He was the Chairman of the All-Union Central Council of Trade Unions in the 1920s.In his youth, Tomsky worked at the Smirnov Engineering factory in St. Petersburg, but was eventually dismissed from that job for attempting to organise a trade union.His labour activities radicalized him politically and led him to become a socialist and join the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party in 1904 and eventually join the Bolshevik faction of the party.During the First Moscow Trial, at the onset of the Great Purge, Tomsky was implicated. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mikhail Tomsky has received more than 175,720 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Mikhail Tomsky is the 5,508th most popular politician (up from 5,892nd in 2019), the 528th most popular biography from Russia (up from 555th in 2019) and the 162nd most popular Russian Politician.

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Among politicians, Mikhail Tomsky ranks 5,508 out of 15,577Before him are Shiban, Charlotte Amalie of Hesse-Kassel, Matilda of Boulogne, Thyra, Artabasdos, and Emperor Uda. After him are Waleran III, Duke of Limburg, Amyrtaeus, Princess Alexandrine of Prussia, Ernesto Cardenal, Azai Nagamasa, and Khamudi.

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Among people born in 1880, Mikhail Tomsky ranks 50Before him are Ugo Cavallero, Alexander Grin, Alice Bailey, Adam Czerniaków, Elizabeth of the Trinity, and Martiros Saryan. After him are Vasily Degtyaryov, Margherita Sarfatti, Charles Huntziger, Leonard Woolley, Marie-Louise Meilleur, and Adrian Carton de Wiart. Among people deceased in 1936, Mikhail Tomsky ranks 56Before him are Duan Qirui, Marcel Grossmann, Max Schreck, Kikunae Ikeda, Basil Zaharoff, and Carl Stumpf. After him are Edward Bach, Mehmet Akif Ersoy, Saitō Makoto, Alexander Berkman, Anna Boch, and Ramón del Valle-Inclán.

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Among people born in Russia, Mikhail Tomsky ranks 528 out of 3,262Before him are Viktor Tsoi (1962), Alexander Radishchev (1749), Sheikh Mansur (1750), Werner Kempf (1886), Anund Gårdske (1004), and Lauri Kristian Relander (1883). After him are Grand Duke Alexei Alexandrovich of Russia (1850), Mikhail Fradkov (1950), Pavel Axelrod (1850), Natalia Pushkina (1812), Duchess Alexandra of Oldenburg (1838), and Hadji Murad (1795).


Among politicians born in Russia, Mikhail Tomsky ranks 162Before him are Vyacheslav Menzhinsky (1874), Vasily Chapayev (1887), Boris Pugo (1937), Sheikh Mansur (1750), Anund Gårdske (1004), and Lauri Kristian Relander (1883). After him are Grand Duke Alexei Alexandrovich of Russia (1850), Mikhail Fradkov (1950), Pavel Axelrod (1850), Hadji Murad (1795), Mirsaid Sultan-Galiev (1892), and Maria Miloslavskaya (1624).