Gustav Klinger

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Gustav Klinger. Drawing from the Buryat-Mongolian newspaper Pravda, March 1925

Gustav Klinger (1876 – 1937 ?) 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.