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Kingissep

Viktor Kingissepp (born in Kaarma, Saaremaa, 24 March [O.S. 12 March] 1888 – 4 May 1922 in Tallinn) was an Estonian Communist politician, leader of the Estonian Communist Party.

He was arrested by Estonian Political Police on 1 May and executed for treason shortly afterwards. The Soviet Russian government renamed the town of Yamburg to "Kingisepp" in his honour. During the period of Soviet rule of Estonia after World War II the town of Kuressaare was similarly renamed to "Kingissepa" in 1952 (the original name was restored in 1988).


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Viktor Kingissepp

Viktor Kingissepp (born in Kaarma, Saaremaa, 24 March [O.S. 12 March] 1888 – 4 May 1922 in Tallinn) was an Estonian Communist politician, leader of the Estonian Communist Party.

He was arrested by Estonian Political Police on 1 May and executed for treason shortly afterwards.

Legacy

The Soviet Russian government renamed the town of Yamburg to "Kingisepp" in his honour. During the period of Soviet rule of Estonia after World War II the town of Kuressaare was similarly renamed to "Kingissepa" in 1952 (the original name was restored in 1988).

Many of Estonian towns had its own Viktor Kingissepa Street during the Soviet era.[1]

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