Stay in life (continued)

Another former executive secretary of the Ivanovo-Voznesensky Provincial Committee of the RCP (b) from April to August 1919 - Peter Savelievich Zaslavsky (1890-1937). Before coming to Ivanovo-Voznesensk, he headed the party organizations of Odessa and Petrograd, he later worked in Kostroma, Gomel. In the years 1938-1940, Zaslavsky was the deputy editor-in-chief of the Great Soviet Encyclopedia, and from 1940 to 1956 he was the State Arbitrator of the State Arbitration of the SNK.

Ivan Ivanovich Korotkov (1885-1949), executive secretary of the Ivanovo-Voznesensky provincial committee of the RCP (b) (1922-1923), then worked as head of the organizational and instructor department of the Central Committee of the RCP (b). After 15 years of service in the party control organs, Korotkov in 1939 became the director of the AS Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts. Pushkin and in 1944 from this post he retired.

Olga Afanasyevna Varentsova (1862-1950), the oldest member of the revolutionary movement, graduated from the gymnasium in Ivanovo-Voznesensk and in Vladimir, receiving a diploma of “home teacher”.
Her father was a former serf peasant who had his own small textile factory. From September 1919 to 1921, Varentsova was secretary of the Ivanovo-Voznesensky Provincial Committee of the RCP (b), then she was a member of the Iustpart of the Central Committee of the CPSU (b) and worked at the Marx-Engels-Lenin Institute. For numerous publications on the history of the revolutionary movement in Russia, she was awarded the degree of Candidate of Historical Sciences without protection and awarded the Order of Lenin.

Vasily Stepanovich Kalashnikov (1890-1970) was in 1918 the chairman of the Ivanovo-Voznesensky regional committee of the RCP (B.) And in 1921 the secretary of the provincial committee. In the years 1920-1940, Kalashnikov was appointed to various middle-level posts. His last position before retirement was the dispatcher-engineer of the Glavsantekhnik of the People's Commissariat of Industry and Construction of the USSR

There are quite a few who have never made a successful career in their life. Among them are several former first secretaries of the regional committee of the Communist Party. So, Georgiy Nikolaevich Paltsev was at the head of the Ivanovo regional committee in 1940-1944.
Subsequently, he became the first secretary of the Vladimir Regional Committee of the VKP (b), and in 1947 became the director of the Yakhroma spinning and weaving factory in the Moscow Region. His successor, Grigory Matveyevich Kapranov, who headed the regional committee from 1944 to 1947, then worked for a short time as Deputy Minister of Social Security of the RSFSR.

Vladimir Vasilyevich Lukyanov (first secretary of the Ivanovo regional committee from 1947 to 1952) then headed the Yaroslavl Regional Committee of the CPSU and worked in the Party Control Commission under the CPSU Central Committee as first deputy and secretary. Ivan Stepanovich Morozov (1920-1984), in the 60s he worked as first secretary of the Ivanovo Agricultural Regional Committee of the CPSU and chairman of the Ivanovo Regional Executive Committee, later worked as Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the RSFSR in 1966-1981.

Mikhail Alexandrovich Knyazyuk (first secretary of the Ivanovo Regional Party Committee from July 1985 to April 1990), in 1990-1991. became deputy chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Byelorussian SSR.
In the history of our region there were two party leaders who showed themselves in literature. Already mentioned Dmitry Furmanov, in his youth, a socialist maximalist, an anarchist, a member of the RCP (b) since the summer of 1918, managed to graduate from the Moscow University philology and take part in the First World War in the rank of ensign. From December 20, 1917 to February 1918, Furmanov was Chairman of the Presidium of the Ivanovo-Kineshma District Council of Workers 'and Soldiers' Deputies, from September to December 1918, Secretary of the Ivanovo-Voznesensky Provincial Committee of the RCP (B). At the beginning of 1919, when Frunze was appointed commander of the 4th Army of the Eastern Front, Furmanov was sent as a political worker to the Eastern Front, and from March 25th he was Commissar of the 25th Infantry Division, commanded by Chapaev. Awarded the Order of the Red Banner. In 1921 he returned to Moscow and engaged in literary activities, becoming the author of such works as "Chapaev", "Mutiny", "Red landing" and others.

The well-known literary critic and journalist Alexander Konstantinovich Voronsky (1884-1937) joined the RSDLP in 1904, having previously studied in the bursa and the theological seminary. For participation in anti-government activities serving a prison sentence and exile. In Ivanovo-Voznesensk, from June 1918 to January 1921, edited the Workers' Edge, at the same time, for several months he was the chairman of the Provincial Committee of the RCP (6). In the early 1920s, Voronsky became one of the leading Marxist politicians in the field of literature and edited the magazines Krasnaya Novy and Projector. For participation in the left opposition was subjected to repression. On August 13, 1937, he was arrested and rehabilitated only in 1957.
In the 1920s and 1930s, other leaders of the Ivanovo Provincial Committee and the Communist Party Regional Committee — Nikolai Nikolayevich Kolotilov, Ivan Petrovich Nosov, Vasily Yakovlevich Simochkin — were subjected to repression and were shot. If Nosov and Simochkin went to prison immediately after being removed from their posts, then Kolotylov, who headed the Provincial Committee and the Regional Committee until January 1932, at the time of his arrest was a member of the board of the People's Commissariat of Education of the RSFSR and
secondary schools of the RSFSR.

And another story. As the first secretary of the Ivanovo Regional Party Committee (elected in December 1964), died on June 22, 1972, Alexander Nikolaevich Smirnov, chief engineer of the Ivan I. Melbourne Combine named after KI Frolov, in the past - Head of the Main Department of the Cotton Industry of the Ivanovo Region of the Ministry of Light Industry and Chairman of the Executive Committee Ivanovo (industrial) Regional Council.

At the head of executive committees
Of the chairmen of provincial and regional executive committees, many people have reached great career heights. So, the famous Bolshevik Isidor Evstigneevich Lyubimov (1882-1937) in Ivanovo-Voznesensk visited the chairman of the city council, the city mayor, and the chairman of the executive committee, and in 1932-1937. He headed the People's Commissariat of Light Industry of the USSR.

The former second secretary of the CPSU regional committee and chairman of the regional executive committee Andrei Grigorievich Sozykin (1925–1982) from 1975–1982 headed the State Committee on the Use of Labor Resources of the RSFSR. Zoya Pavlovna Pukhova, a famous weaver and director, Hero of Socialist Labor, who headed the oblast executive committee since 1984, in 1987 became the chairman of the Committee of Soviet Women, which was very influential in those days of public organization.

Nikolai Afanasyevich Kubyak (1881-1937), ex-chairman of the Petrograd provincial committee and ex-secretary of the Central Committee of the CPSU (b), former Commissar of Agriculture of the RSFSR, was sent to head our regional executive committee in 1931. For him, it was a significant slide.
Pavel Nikolaevich Korchagin (1901-1980) Chairman of the Ivanovo Regional Executive Committee (1956-1962) and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Ivanovo Village Regional Council (1962-1964), subsequently elected Chairman of the Altai Territory Executive Committee and First Secretary of the Chkalovsky (now Orenburg) Regional Committee of the CPSU .

The variety of posts is inherent in the career of a graduate of the Moscow University graduate Mushek Adriasovich Tera (Tera-Egiazaryants, 1894-1934): member of the Arbitration Committee of the Council of Labor and Defense of the USSR, Deputy Chairman of the Council of People's Commissars of the TSFSR. In our region, Mushek Ter was the chairman of the organizing committee of the Presidium of the All-Russian Central Executive Committee on the Ivanovo industrial region and the first chairman of the executive committee of the Ivanovo regional executive committee (1929-1930).

Andrei Vladimirovich Grinevich (1891-1938), the former chairman of the regional executive committee, subsequently worked as deputy commissar of agriculture of the USSR and deputy chairman of the Supreme Court of the RSFSR.
Gennady Nikolaevich Shubin, chairman of the Ivanovo executive committee of the regional council (1942-1946), in 1949 became the first secretary of the Pskov regional committee of the CPSU (b), and then worked in high positions in the Yaroslavl region.
A number of other former leaders of the Ivanovo Regional Executive Committee also did not get lost in the nomenklatura thicket, although they did not get to high posts.

Of the last heads of the administration of the Ivanovo region, one cannot help but recall Vladislav Nikolayevich Tikhomirov (he was not only elected a member of the Council of Federation of the Russian Federation, but also belonged to it ex officio) and Vladimir Ilyich Tikhonov, who in the State Duma headed the economic policy committee.

In general, summing up, it should be noted that a sufficiently large number of leaders of the Ivanovo region were able to successfully recommend themselves in various posts. For some, the post of first secretary of the regional committee or the chairman of the regional executive committee was the pinnacle of a career, and for someone it was the beginning of a new takeoff, a ticket to a big political life.

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