Andrei Frolov

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Frolov, Andrei Ignat’evich


Born Oct. 11 (23), 1892, in the village of Nizovka, now part of the village of Napol’noe, Po-retskoe Raion, Chuvash ASSR; died July 12, 1918, in Kizyl-Arvat. Fought to establish Soviet power in Middle Asia. Member of the Communist Party from April 1917.

During World War I, Frolov was conscripted into the army, and in 1916 he carried out revolutionary work among the soldiers in Samarkand. In 1917 he led the Samarkand group of Bolsheviks. He was a delegate to the First and Second All-Russian Congresses of Soviets. In November 1917 he became chairman of the Samarkand soviet. In 1918, Frolov was appointed extraordinary commissar of the Council of People’s Commissars of the Turkestan ASSR for Transcaspian Oblast. On June 20, 1918, he led a detachment of Red Army soldiers sent to Kizyl-Arvat to suppress a counterrevolutionary revolt by Socialist Revolutionaries. Frolov died in combat.


Akramov, S., and Kh. Aminov. “A. I. Frolov.” In the collection Revoliutsionery, vozhaki mass. Tashkent, 1967.
Za Sovetskii Turkestan. Tashkent, 1963.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
Capt Andrei Frolov said: "For us it is difficult, especially in Shatoi where their defence fortifications are even better than in Grozny."