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Ian Ianovich Anvelt

politician

Ian Anvelt, USSR Politician.

Background

Anvelt, Ian was born in 1884.

Education

Graduated in law from Petersburg University, 1912.

Career

Joined the Bolshevik Party, 1907. Estonian communist leader. Active in Estonia during the October Revolution 1917.

Chairman of the government of the (abortive) Estonian Soviet Republic,1918. Political commissar in the Red Army, 1919-1921. Underground communist leader in independent Estonia, 1921-1925.

Returned to the USSR, 1925. Worked as a high ranking political officer in the Soviet armed forces, later active in the Comintern.