Chugurin, Ivan

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Chugurin, Ivan Dmitrievich


Born Aug. 15 (27), 1883, in Sormovo; died Feb. 8, 1947, near Moscow. Participant in the revolutionary movement in Russia. Member of the Communist Party from 1902.

The son of a worker, Chugurin began working at the Sormovo Plant in 1894. He took part in the Revolution of 1905–07 in Sormovo, and he attended the party school in Longjumeau in 1911. In 1916 he became a member of the St. Petersburg committee of the RSDLP(B), and in 1917 he was named secretary of the party’s Vyborg urban district committee. On Apr. 3 (16), 1917, on behalf of the Vyborg committee, he went to Finland Railroad Terminal to deliver party membership card number 600 to V. I. Lenin, who was returning from abroad. During the October Days of 1917, Chugurin served at the urban district headquarters that directed the uprising.

From 1918 to 1920, in addition to carrying out political work in the Red Army. Chugurin served as a member of the Presidium and as the executive secretary of the All-Russian Extraordinary Commission (All-Russian Cheka). In 1921 he turned to administrative work in industry. Chugurin served as deputy director of the Krasnoe Sormovo Plant, chairman of the administrative board of Sibugol’, director of the Northern Shipyard, and director of the Elektropribor Plant.


“Moi vstrechi s Leninym.” In the collection Vospominaniia nizhegorodtsevo V. I. Lenine. [Gorky] 1960.


Batakov. V. E. Ivan Chugurin. Gorky, 1975.
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