Mikhail Vasilyevich Frunze (Roushie: Михаи́л Васи́льевич Фру́нзе; Romanie: Mihail Frunză; an aa kent bi the pseudonyms Арсе́ний Три́фоныч–Arseniy Trifonych, Серге́й Петро́в–Sergei Petrov, А. Шу́йский–A. Shuiskiy, М. Ми́рский–M. Mirskiy; 2 February [A.S. 21 January] 1885–31 October 1925) wis a Bolshevik leader durin an juist prior tae the Roushie Revolution o 1917.

Mikhail Frunze
Михаи́л Фру́нзе
Fowkcommissar for Militar an Naval Affairs o the Soviet Union
In office
15 Januar 1925 – 31 October 1925
PremierAlexey Rykov
Precedit biLeon Trotsky
Succeedit biKliment Voroshilov
Personal details
Born2 Februar 1885(1885-02-02)
Bishkek, Semirechye Oblast, Roushie Turkestan, Roushie Empire
Dee'd31 October 1925(1925-10-31) (aged 40)
Moscow, Roushie SFSR, Soviet Union
Poleetical pairtyAw-Union Communist Pairty (bolsheviks)


1960 Frunze postage stamp.

In 1926, the ceety o Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, wis renamed Frunze in his honour. It revertit back tae its umwhile name in 1991; nivertheless, Frunze hissel is still commemoratit in the ceety: a street an a museum in the centre o the ceety are named efter him. The museum contains the cottage in which he grew up, fully intact inside a lairger modren structur.

The Frunze Military Academy, ane o the maist respectit in the umwhile Soviet Union, wis an aa named in his honour.[1]

The Soviet 2nt Rifle Diveesion wis an aa in the past kent as 2nt Belaroushie Red Banner Rifle Diveesion in the name o M.V. Frunze.

A Moscow Metro station wis named Frunzenskaya in his honour, an a stane carvin o his likeness staunds at ane end o the station. Shuya is hame tae a memorial museum dedicatit tae Frunze. Streets in mony Roushie ceeties are named efter him.

An aa, efter his daith, the first name for boys Frunzik (roughly "Little Frunze") became quite popular in Caucasie an Soviet Turkestan, the maist famous name-bearer probably bein Frunzik Mkrtchyan.[2]

The Roushie battleship Poltava wis renamed Frunze in his honour in Januar 1926.


  1. See http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Военная_академия_им._Фрунзе and http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Общевойсковая_академия_Вооружённых_Сил_Российской_Федерации
  2. "Archived copy". Archived frae the original on 23 October 2009. Retrieved 21 Mairch 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)