Ammosov, Maksim

Ammosov, Maksim Kirovich

 

Born Oct. 11 (23), 1897; died July 28, 1938. Soviet statesman and Party figure, active participant in the struggle for the establishment of Soviet power in Yakutsk. Member of the Communist Party from 1917.

Ammosov was born in the settlement of Nansk, Khatyritsk district, Yakutsk okrug, into the family of a reindeer-breeder. He was active in the revolutionary movement from 1916. From 1918 he was secretary of the Yakutsk Soviet, thereafter engaging in underground work in Siberia. In 1920, after the rout of the White Guards, he was commissioner in charge of organizing the organs of Soviet power in Yakutia. In 1921 he was chairman of the Revolutionary Committee and from 1922 secretary of the regional Yakutsk bureau of the Russian Communist Party (Bolshevik). From 1923 he served as chairman of the Yakut representation in Moscow. In 1925–28 he was chairman of the Council of People’s Commissars and of the Central Executive Committee of the Yakut ASSR. In 1928–30 he was an official of the Central Committee of the All-Union Communist Party (Bolshevik). From 1932 he was secretary of the West Kazakhstan Oblast Committee of the All-Union Communist Party (Bolshevik); from 1934 first secretary of the Karaganda, from 1936 of the north Kazakhstan, and then of the Kirghiz oblast committees of the All-Union Communist Party (Bolshevik). From March 1937 he was first secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party (Bolshevik) of Kirghizia. He was a delegate to the 11th, 13th, 16th, and 17th Party Congresses and was repeatedly elected a member of the Central Executive Committee of the USSR.