Malygin, Ivan

Malygin, Ivan Vasil’evich


Born Jan. 22 (Feb. 3), 1887, in the village of Markovo, Gorokhovets District, Vladimir Province; died Sept. 20, 1918, near Akhcha-Kuima railroad station, now in Kazandzhik Raion, Turkmen SSR. Russian revolutionary. Member of the Communist Party from 1905. Son of a carpenter.

Malygin carried on party work in Baku, Dagestan, and the Stavropol’ region. He contributed to Pravda. During World War I he was drafted into the army, where he carried on his revolutionary work among soldiers in reserve units. After the February Revolution of 1917 he became a member of the Piatigorsk soviet and later worked in the Bolshevik organizations of Groznyi and Baku. He took part in two regional congresses of the Caucasian Army in Tbilisi. At the second of these he was elected a member of the military revolutionary committee of the Caucasian Army; in January 1918, Malygin became secretary of the committee. In April 1918 he became a member of the collegium of the people’s commissariat on military and naval affairs in the Baku council of people’s commissars. During the German and Turkish attack on Baku, he led military operations for the defense of the city. After the temporary fall of Soviet power in Baku (July 1918), Malygin was arrested along with other leading workers and was shot.