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  2. February 1924 - Wikipedia

    Alexei Rykov became Chairman of the Council of People's Commissars of the Soviet Union, equivalent to Prime Minister of the Soviet Union, filling the vacancy left by the death of Lenin. [6] Felix Dzerzhinsky became Chairman of the Supreme Soviet of the National Economy.

  3. Genrikh Yagoda - Wikipedia

    In 1924, he joined the USSR's head of government, Alexei Rykov on a ship tour of the Volga. An American journalist who was allowed to join them on the trip described Yagoda as "a spare, slightly-tanned, trim looking, youngish officer" adding that it was "difficult to associate terror with the affable and modest person". [5]

  4. Felix Dzerzhinsky - Wikipedia

    Dzerzhinsky died of a heart attack in 1926. He became widely celebrated in the Soviet Union, Poland and other communist countries in the following decades, with numerous places (including the city of Dzerzhinsk) named in his honour, and is among the few Soviet figures to be buried in an individual tomb in the Kremlin Wall Necropolis.

  5. Democratic centralism - Wikipedia

    Democratic centralism is the organisational principle of socialist states (often called communist states) and of most communist parties. In practice, democratic centralism means that political decisions reached by voting processes are binding upon all members of the political party. It is mainly associated with Leninism, wherein the party's ...

  6. Pyotr Krasnov - Wikipedia

    Pyotr Nikolayevich Krasnov ( Russian: Пётр Николаевич Краснов; 22 September [ O.S. 10 September] 1869 – 17 January 1947), also known as Peter Krasnov, was a Russian military leader and writer.

  7. Irakli Tsereteli - Wikipedia

    Irakli Tsereteli [a] (2 December [ O.S. 21 November] 1881 – 20 May 1959) was a Georgian politician and a leading spokesman of the Social Democratic Party of Georgia and later Russian Social Democratic Labour Party (RSDLP) during the era of the Russian Revolutions . Tsereteli was born and raised in Georgia when it was part of the Russian Empire.

  8. Maxim Gorky - Wikipedia

    Alexei Maximovich Peshkov (Russian: Алексей Максимович Пешков; [a] 28 March [ O.S. 16 March] 1868 – 18 June 1936), popularly known as Maxim Gorky ( Максим Горький ), was a Russian and Soviet writer and socialist political thinker and proponent. [1] He was nominated five times for the Nobel Prize in Literature. [2]