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  • Moscow Kremlin Wall Necropolis
  • Moscow The Kremlin


    Kremlin Wall Necropolis
    Moscow, Russia
    Politicians buried here:
      William Zebulon Foster (1881-1961) — also known as William Z. Foster; William Edward Foster — of Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y. Born in Taunton, Bristol County, Mass., February 25, 1881. Communist. Labor organizer; helped lead steelworkers strike in 1919; candidate for President of the United States, 1924, 1928, 1932; candidate for Governor of New York, 1930; arrested after a demonstration in 1930, and jailed for six months; indicted on July 20, 1948 under the Smith Act, and charged with conspiring to advocate the overthrow of the government; never tried due to illness. Irish ancestry. Died, in a sanatorium at Moscow, Russia, September 1, 1961 (age 80 years, 188 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Kremlin Wall Necropolis; cenotaph at Forest Home Cemetery, Forest Park, Ill.
      Relatives: Son of James Foster; married to Ester Abramovitch.
      Epitaph: "Working Class Leader. Tireless Fighter for Socialism."
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    The Kremlin
    Moscow, Russia
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles Emil Ruthenberg (1882-1927) — also known as C. E. Ruthenberg — of Ohio. Born in 1882. Socialist candidate for Ohio treasurer of state, 1910; candidate for mayor of Cleveland, Ohio, 1911 (Socialist), 1915 (Socialist), 1917 (Socialist), 1919; Socialist candidate for Governor of Ohio, 1912; Socialist candidate for U.S. Senator from Ohio, 1916; main founder of the Communist Party of the U.S.A., 1919; Workers candidate for U.S. Representative from Ohio 20th District, 1924. Died in 1927 (age about 45 years). Interment at The Kremlin.


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