Vsevolod Mikhailovich Sibirtsev

Sibirtsev, Vsevolod Mikhailovich


Born July 18 (30), 1893, in St. Petersburg; died May 1920. at the railroad station of Murav’evo-Amurskaia, the present-day railroad station of Lazo, Primor’e Krai. Participant in the Civil War of 1918–20 in the Far East. Member of the Communist Party from 1913.

Sibirtsev studied at the St. Petersburg Polytechnic Institute and, during World War I (1914–18), at a military school. He was sent to the Twelfth Army of the Western Front in 1917.

Sibirtsev was a member of a soldiers’ regimental committee, which sent him as a delegate to the First and Second All-Russian Congresses of Soviets. He fought in the October Armed Uprising in Petrograd and worked for a time in the military commission of the Petrograd soviet.

Sibirtsev went to Vladivostok on a party assignment in January 1918 and was elected secretary of the executive committee of the Vladivostok soviet in March. In late June 1918, along with other members of the soviet, he was arrested by the White Czechs and interned in a concentration camp. Sibirtsev escaped from the camp in August 1919. He became editor of the illegal Bol’shevik newspaper Kommunist and conducted party and political work in partisan detachments. In 1920 he was elected to the Military Council of the Provisional Government of the Primor’e Oblast local administration. On Apr. 5, 1920, Sibirtsev was captured by the Japanese interventionists and, together with S. G. Lazo and A. N. Lutskii, was burned alive in the firebox of a railroad engine.