Frants Sukhoverkhov

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Sukhoverkhov, Frants Ivanovich


(real name, Mikhail Ivanovich Sychev). Born 1883 in Zlynka, now in Briansk Oblast; died Oct. 15, 1918, in Tomsk. Participant in the revolutionary movement in Russia. Member of the Communist Party from 1903.

The son of peasants, Sukhoverkhov became a bricklayer. He did party work in the Poles’e area, as well as in Baku (where he was a member of the RSDLP committee), Tbilisi, Astrakhan, St. Petersburg, Samara (Kuibyshev), and Kol’chugin (Leninsk-Kuznetskii). He was repeatedly arrested and exiled. After the February Revolution of 1917, Sukhoverkhov helped organize a union for workers in the mines, becoming chairman of the Western Siberian oblast bureau of the Mine Workers’ Union. He was a member of the oblast committee of soviets of Western Siberia and of the Tomsk provincial committee of the RSDLP(B). In 1918, Sukhoverkhov was a member of the Siberian organizing bureau for underground party work, a member of the oblast committee of the RCP(B) of Western Siberia, and combat chief of staff in charge of organizing a revolt in the White Guards’ rear. He was arrested at the Taiga railroad station and was shot.


Flerov, V. Boets revoliutsii M. I. Sychev (Fronts Sukhoverkhov). Moscow, 1962.
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