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Yan Eduardovich KALNBERZIN

party and government official

Yan KALNBERZIN, USSR Party and government official. Chairman, Presidium, Latvia Supreme Soviet, and Deputy Chairman, USSR Supreme Soviet, since 1960; member and Bureau member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party Lithuania Latvia, since 1940; Member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party, since 1952. three Order of Lenin; Order of Patriotic War, Class I; medals. Member, Communist Party, since 1917.

Background

KALNBERZIN, Yan was born in 1893 in Katlakalns Volost, now Riga Rayon, Latvia.

Education

Studied at Sverdlov Communist University, Moscow. 1933 graduated Moscow Institute of Red. Professor.

Career

1914-1919 active in Latvia Communist movement. Deputy, USSR Supreme Soviet and Latvia Supreme Soviet of all convocation. 1910-1919 anchorman at Riga port.

1919-1920 executive Party work in Soviet Latvia. 1920-1922 volunteer in Red Army. 1925-1928 underground Party work in Latvia.

1933-1936 special Party work in USSR. 1936-1939 again headed underground revolutionary movement among Riga Communists. 1939-1940 imprisoned in Riga for Communist activities.

1940-1959 First Secretary, Central Committee, Communist Party (Bolsheviks) Latvia. 1957-1961 candidate Presidium Member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party.

Politics

Member, Communist Party, since 1917.

Membership

Member, Communist Party, since 1917.