Andzhievskii, Grigorii

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Andzhievskii, Grigorii Grigor’evich


(according to his birth certificate, Andrzhievskii). Born Sept. 30, 1897 (according to accurate information) in the small town of Kazantiny, Tauride Province; died Aug. 31, 1919. Active participant in the struggle for Soviet power in the Northern Caucasus. Member of the Communist Party beginning in 1917.

Andzhievskii was born into a fisherman’s family. He worked in printing shops in the cities of Temriuk and Rostov-on-Don, where he joined the revolutionary movement. In 1914 he was arrested and sent to the front. In late 1916, after being wounded, he was stationed in Piatigorsk with the 113th Reserve Regiment. After the February Revolution, Andzhievskii became chairman of the regimental committee and a member of the Piatigorsk Soviet. In September 1917 he took part in the establishment of a Bolshevik organization in Piatigorsk. In March 1918, Andzhievskii was first deputy chairman of the Terek Regional People’s Congress, which recognized the authority of the Council of People’s Commissars of the RSFSR; he was elected chairman of the Piatigorsk Soviet. During the summer and autumn of 1918, Andzhievskii led a detachment in the fight against the White Guard bands of Shkuro and Bicherakhov and participated in the liquidation of the mutiny (October 1918) led by the adventurist I. L. Sorokin, who was in command of the troops of the Northern Caucasus Republic. After the fall of Soviet power in Piatigorsk in 1919, Andzhievskii worked in the underground movement in Transcaucasia. On August 17 he was seized in Baku by British counterintelligence agents. Andzhievskii was sent to Piatigorsk, where he was hanged.


“G. G. Andzhievskii (K 75-letiiu so dnia rozhdeniia).” In Kalendar’ pamiatnykh dat po Stavropol’skomu kraiu na 1967 g. [Stavropol’,] 1967.
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