Ivan Romanovich Romanov

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Romanov, Ivan Romanovich


Born 1881 in the village of Savel’evo, in what is now Istra Raion, Moscow Oblast; died June 6, 1919, in Moscow. Participant in the revolutionary movement in Russia from 1898. Member of the Communist Party.

The son of a peasant, Romanov was a worker. He engaged in party work in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sormovo, and other cities. He represented the workers of the Putilov Factory in 1905 as a deputy to the St. Petersburg Soviet, and he represented the workers of Sormovo in 1907 as a deputy to the Second State Duma. From 1908 to 1917, Romanov lived in emigration.

After the February Revolution of 1917, the Central Committee of the RSDLP(B) sent Romanov to Nizhny Novgorod (now Gorky), where he was one of the leaders in the struggle to establish Soviet power in the city and province and chairman of the revolutionary military committee. He was chairman of the Nizhny Novgorod provincial executive committee after the October Revolution of 1917. In 1919 he was a member of the presidium of the Moscow soviet.

A street in Gorky has been named in honor of Romanov.


Pesikin, F. A. I. R. Romanov. [Gorky] 1961.
Ulitsy nosiat ikh imena. Gorky, 1972.
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