Gavril Dimitrov Genov

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Genov, Gavril Dimitrov


(pseudonym, G. D. Tsonev). Born Feb. 1, 1892, in the village of Zhivovtsi, Mikhailovgrad District; died Jan. 20, 1934, in Moscow. Figure in the Bulgarian labor movement. The son of a poor peasant.

Genov worked as a rural teacher. In 1912 he joined the Vidin Teacher’s Organization of the Bulgarian Social Democratic Party (Narrow Socialists). He was an officer during the Balkan Wars of 1912-13 and World War I (1914-18) and was subjected to repression for antiwar activities. From 1920 to 1923 he was secretary of the Vratsa District Committee of the Communist Party. During the September Antifascist Uprising of 1923 he headed the armed struggle in Vratsa District and was a member of the Main Revolutionary Committee. After the defeat of the uprising he emigrated to Yugoslavia. From 1925 to 1926 he was a member of the Bureau of the Central Committee of the Bulgarian Communist Party (Narrow Socialists) Abroad. In 1927 he settled in the USSR where he worked in the Peasants’ International and the Bulgarian section of the Executive Committee of the Communist International. Genov graduated from the international Lenin School and edited a translation of V. I. Lenin’s works in Bulgarian.


Sentiabr’skoe vosstanie v Bolgarii 1923 goda. Moscow-Leningrad, 1934. (With A. Vladimirov.)


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