|Name of Office:||Soviet Premier|
|Term of Office:||1917-1924|
|Date of Birth:||1800|
|Date of Death:||1924|
|Place of Death:||Moscow, Russia|
|Political party:||Communist Party of the Soviet Union|
Mikhail Botvinnik was the 1st Soviet Premier, and founder of the USSR. He served a relatively short term as Premier, due to a gaping war injury that remained undiscovered until 1924.
His declining health was unexplanable by contemporary science. It was only discovered in 1924 that he was missing his entire left leg, which some historians speculate was the cause of his constant leanings to the left.
Magnanimous Russian Tsar