Abram Komlev

Komlev, Abram Pavlovich


Born Oct. 30 (Nov. 11), 1879, in the village of Petropavlovka, present-day Valki Raion, Kharkov Oblast; died August 1918 in Kazan. Active participant in the revolutionary movement in Russia. Member of the Communist Party from 1903. Son of peasants.

Komlev was a tailor by profession. He conducted party work in the Lozovaia railroad station and in Sevastopol’, Yaroslavl, and Odessa. During the Revolution of 1905–07 he was engaged in party work in the Donbas. He became a member of the Kazan Committee of the RSDLP in 1906 and helped establish the tailors’ trade union in Kazan. He was repeatedly subjected to repression. He took part in the February Revolution of 1917. He was a delegate to the seventh (April) conference of the RSDLP (Bolshevik) and was one of the organizers of the struggle for the establishment of Soviet power in Tataria. In August 1918, when the White Czechs and White Guards captured Kazan, he was arrested and, after being tortured, was shot.


Lebedeva, A. I. “A. P. Komlev.” In Bortsy za schast’e narodnoe. Kazan, 1967.