Vorosjilo, Kliment Yefremovich.

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Vorosjilo, Kliment Yefremovich
Vorosjilo, Kliment Yefremovich, born 04-02-1881 in Dnipropetrovsk, to a Russian railway worker’s family in modern Ukraine. He went to school for only two years and joined the Bolsheviks in 1903. Kliment Voroshilov with his teacher Semyon Ryzhkov. During the Russian Revolution he became a member of the Oekraine government and assigned as commissar on International Affairs. In de Soviet Russian defending of Tsaritsyn, later Stalingrad, now Volgograd, during the civil war he was familiar with Josef Stalin
 and was his adviser in military businesses. Stalin said that Voroshilo was indispensable during the Russian civil war and the Russian- Poland war. Vorosjilov was chosen for the Central Committee in 1921 and remained a member of the Committee until 1961. In 1925, after the death of Michail Froenz , a high commander who died of stomach problems, age 40 on 31-10-1925, Vorosjilov was appointed as Volkscommissaris for Military and Marine Affairs and head of the Military Revolutionary Council of the Soviet Union and hold this post until 1934. He was assigned as Personal Commissar of Defending in 1934 as a Marshall of the Soviet Union in 1935. During World War II Vorosjilo was member of the State Defence Committee and a tank was named after him, the Kliment Vorosjilov Tank . He was the leader of the Soviet Russian forces during the Winter War from November 1939 until January 1940. Because of a bad military organisation the Red Army had many death and wounded and Vorosjilo was replaced by Marshal SemjonTimosjenko
 . However Vorosjilo after the war received several decorations, even twice as a Hero of the Soviet Union. He was one of the original five Marshals of the Soviet Union, the highest military rank of the Soviet Union, and served as Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet, the nominal Soviet head of state, from 1953 to 1960. The first five Marshals of the Soviet Union, clockwise from top left: Budyonny, Blyukher, Yegorov, Voroshilov and Tukhachevsky (November 1935). Only Voroshilov and Budyonny would survive Stalin’s Great Purge.

Death and burial ground of Vorosjilo, Kliment Yefremovich.

Voroshilov (right) with J.K. Paasikivi,  the seventh president of Finland (1946–1956), in Moscow. Vorosjilo died at the old age of 88, on 02-12-1969 and is buried next to Stalin and the Marshal Georgi Zhukow along the Kremlin Wall in Moscow.

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