Gustav Klinger

Gustav Klinger (1876 – 1937? or 1943[1]) was a Russian Bolshevik politician. Klinger joined the Party in 1917 in time for the revolution and was leader of the Volga German Soviet government 1918. He became business manager for the newly founded Communist International in 1919, and was elected to the Comintern Executive Committee in 1920. Klinger held various governmental posts in the Soviet Union during the 1920s. He was eventually killed during the Stalinist purges, probably in 1937.

Gustav Klinger
Gustav Klinger in Moscow 1919.jpg
Gustav Klinger in Moscow in 1919
Chairman of the Volga German Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic
In office
Early-1918 – October 1918
Succeeded byErnst Reuter
Personal details
Political partyBolsheviks
Gustav Klinger. Drawing from the Buryat-Mongolian newspaper Pravda, March 1925


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