Pyotr Smidovich

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Pyotr Smidovich

Pyotr Germogenovich Smidovich (Russian: Пётр Гермогенович Смидович; 1874 – 1935) was a Russian revolutionary and a Soviet politician. Smidovich was the leader of communist organization Komzet, which was established in 1921 in Russia.[1] The idea to found a Jewish Autonomous Oblast in the USSR with Yiddish as its official language belonged to Mikhail Kalinin and Smidovich.[1]

The urban-type settlement of Smidovich in the Jewish Autonomous Oblast is named after him.[2][3]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mikhail Pokrovsky
Mayor of Moscow
March 1918–October 1918
Succeeded by
Lev Kamenev