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- See Tver'.
- Kalinin, Mikhail Ivanovich 1875-1946. Russian politician who participated in the revolution of 1917 and was head of state as chairman of the All-Union Central Executive Committee (1919-1938) and the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet (1938-1946).
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- proper n. A Russian surname, borne for example by Mikhail Kalinin (a Russian revolutionary).
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- n. soviet statesman and head of state of the USSR (1875-1946)
From Russian калина (kalína, "viburnum"). (Wiktionary)