Year of creation:1967
- Rider(s):Frunze, Mikhail Vasilyevich
(1885 –1925) born in Bishkekwas a Bolshevik leader during and just prior to the Russian Revolution of 1917. He was a major Red Army commander in the Russian Civil War and is best known for defeating Baron Wrangel in Crimea. Frunze died of chloroform poisoning during his surgery in 1925. It has been speculated that Stalin, or some other potential rivals, ordered his death, but there is no hard evidence to support this. In 1926, the city of Bishkek was renamed Frunze in his honour. It reverted to its former name in 1991. Frunze himself is still commemorated in the city. His equestrian statue still stands in front of the main railway station.
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