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Encyclopedia > Vasily Maklakov

Vasily Alekseyevich Maklakov (Russian: Василий Алексеевич Маклаков) (May 22 (O.S. May 10), 1869, Moscow - July 15, 1957, Baden) was a liberal Russian politician and an advocate of a constitutional Russian state. May 22 is the 142nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (143rd in leap years). ... In Britain and countries of the British Empire, Old Style or O.S. after a date means that the date is in the Julian calendar, in use in those countries until 1752; New Style or N.S. means that the date is in the Gregorian calendar, adopted on 14 September... May 10 is the 130th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (131st in leap years). ... 1869 (MDCCCLXIX) is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... Government Russia District Subdivision Russia Central Federal District Federal City Mayor Yuri Luzhkov Geographical characteristics Area  - City 1,081 km² Population  - City (2005)    - Density 10,415,400   8537. ... July 15 is the 196th day (197th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 169 days remaining. ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Baden (disambiguation). ...


Maklakov was the son of a Moscow professor. He was impressed by French political life during a visit to Paris in 1889 and spent most of his career attempting to establish a similar system in Russia. Entering the bar in 1895, he joined a moderate reform group in 1903 and played an active part in the organization of the Constitutional Democratic Party two years later, serving on its central committee. He was elected to the second state Duma (parliament) in 1907 and served in the subsequent Dumas until the Revolution of 1917. A respected orator and a voluminous writer, he tended toward conservatism, opposing alliances with revolutionaries. But he grew hostile to the government as the years passed and actively supported the Progressive Bloc, a coalition of liberal parties in the fourth Duma that called for sweeping reforms. The Constitutional Democratic Party (Constitutional Democrats, formally Party of Popular Freedom, informally Cadets) was a liberal political party in Tsarist Russia. ... The Progressive Bloc (Spanish: Bloque Progresista) is an electoral alliance in the Dominican Republic. ... A Duma (Ду́ма in Russian) is any of various representative assemblies in modern Russia and Russian history. ...


The provisional government sent him as ambassador to France just prior to the takeover by the Bolsheviks. Later he was prominent among Russian emigrés in Paris, writing several books on the history of social thought and the Russian liberal movement. Leaders of the Bolshevik Party and the Communist International, a painting by Malcolm McAllister on the Pathfinder Mural in New York City and on the cover of the book Lenin’s Final Fight published by Pathfinder. ...


 
 

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