Boris Petrovich Sheboldaev

Sheboldaev, Boris Petrovich


Born May 15 (27), 1895, in Paris; died Oct. 30, 1937. A leader in the struggle to establish Soviet power in the Caucasus. Member of the Communist Party from 1914.

The son of a doctor, Sheboldaev moved with his family to St. Petersburg in 1900. He was drafted into the army in 1916 and became deputy chairman of the Revolutionary Military Committee of the Caucasian Army in the following year. In 1918 he became a member of the Baku committee of the RCP(B), deputy people’s commissar for military affairs of the Baku council of people’s commissars, and a commissioner of the Revolutionary Military Council of the Twelfth Army.

In 1920, Sheboldaev became secretary of an oblast committee of the RCP(B) and deputy chairman of the Revolutionary Committee of Dagestan. In the period from 1923 to 1925 he initially headed a department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party (Bolshevik) of Turkmenistan and served as secretary of the Tsaritsyn (Volgograd) provincial committee of the RCP(B); he then took up a position in the administrative apparatus of the Central Committee of the ACP(B). He served as a secretary of the Lower Volga Krai Committee of the ACP(B) from 1928 to 1930, the Northern Caucasus Krai Committee from 1931 to 1934, the Azov-Black Sea Krai Committee from 1934 to 1937, and the Kursk oblast committee of the ACP(B) in 1937.

Sheboldaev was a delegate to the Fifteenth, Sixteenth, and Seventeenth Party Congresses. At the Fifteenth Congress he was elected a member of the Central Control Commission, and at the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Congresses a member of the Central Committee of the ACP(B). Sheboldaev was awarded the Order of the Red Banner.