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Lev Borisovich Kamenev

Lev Borisovich Kamenev (July 6 or July 18, 1883 - August 25, 1936) was born in Moscow, Russia. He became a prominent Soviet communist, and member of the politburo.

In 1935 he was charged with involvement in the assassination of Sergei Kirov, and sentenced to ten year's in prison. He then became a victim of Stalin's purges in 1936, when he was again tried, this time for treason along with Zinoviev. On August 25, 1936, he was executed in Moscow after being found guilty.

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