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Mikhail Kalinin

Birthdate: 7. November 1875
Date of death: 3. June 1946

Mikhail Ivanovich Kalinin , known familiarly by Soviet citizens as "Kalinych", was a Bolshevik revolutionary and a Soviet Union politician. He served as head of state of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic and later of the Soviet Union from 1919 to 1946. From 1926, he was a member of the Politburo of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. The former East-Prussian city Königsberg was renamed Kaliningrad after Kalinin. The city of Tver was also known as Kalinin until the end of the Soviet Union in 1990.

Quotes Mikhail Kalinin

„You must remember that we persecute nobody for religion. We regard religion as an error and fight it with education.“

—  Mikhail Kalinin

To Red Army political agitators, May 19, 1943. Quoted in "Stalin's Holy War: Religion, Nationalism, and Alliance Politics" - Page 109 - by Steven Merritt Miner - History - 2003

„The contingencies of the moment may justify the omission of certain conveniences in the building of temporary accommodations.“

—  Mikhail Kalinin

Quoted in "From Ruins to Reconstruction: Urban Identity in Soviet Sevastopol After World War II" - 2009

„If you are called upon to govern humans, treat them humanely.“

—  Mikhail Kalinin

Quoted in "Words of the wise: a book of Russian quotations" - 1979

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