Arkadii Fedorovich Ivanov
Ivanov, Arkadii Fedorovich
Born Jan. 24 (Feb. 5), 1882, in St. Petersburg; died Oct. 25, 1918, in Kol’chugino station, near Tomsk. Russian revolutionary figure. Member of the Communist Party from 1903.
The son of an artisan, Ivanov was raised in the home of the literary critic and historian A.M. Skabichevskii. He graduated from the Tsarskoe Selo Gymnasium in 1902 and studied physics and mathematics at the University of St. Petersburg.
Ivanov was an active participant in the Revolution of 1905-07; he edited the Bolshevik newspaper Severnaia zemlia in June 1906. He did party work in Gomel’. In 1907 he was a member of the Odessa committee of the RSDLP and a delegate to the Fifth Congress of the RSDLP (1907). Repeatedly arrested, Ivanov continued his revolutionary activity in exile. After the February Revolution of 1917, he headed the popular militia and then served as chairman of the city provisions board in Tomsk. In January 1918 he became a commissar of the Tomsk division of Gosbank (State Bank). He was a member of the Siberian Central Executive Committee and of the Soviet delegation that negotiated with the staff of the mutinous Czechoslovak Corps. He was shot by the White Guards.