brothers active in the revolutionary movement in Russia. Their father, Samuil Evmen’evich, was a government treasury official of progressive views; political exiles frequented his home, including N. K. Krupskaia, who served her term of exile in Ufa, and Lenin, who visited S. E. Kadomtsev in 1900.
Ivan Samuilovich Kadomtsev. Born Dec. 4 (16), 1884, in Ufa; died there Jan. 14 (27), 1918. Joined the revolutionary movement in 1900. Member of the Communist Party from 1902. Completed secondary school.
During the Revolution of 1905–07, I. S. Kadomtsev was a member of the Ufa committee of Bolsheviks and led fighting druzhinas in the Urals. He also organized technical groups for making bombs and bringing weapons in from abroad. He was a delegate to the first conference of military and fighting organizations of the RSDLP (November-December 1906 in Tammer-fors). He lived as an émigré from 1908; during this time he helped to send Bolshevik literature into Russia. From 1914 he was engaged in revolutionary work in the army and among workers in the Urals. During the October days in Moscow 1917 he took part in the battle for the Kremlin and was a member of the Moscow soviet. Subsequently he helped to organize the Red Guards in the Urals.
Mikhail Samuilovich Kadomtsev. Born No. 8 (20), 1886, in Ufa; died June 3, 1918. Member of the Communist Party from 1905.
In 1905, M. S. Kadomtsev was expelled from the Simbirsk Cadet Corps for having organized revolutionary demonstrations. During the revolution of 1905–07 he was an instructor in fighting druzhinas under the Urals district Bolshevik committee. He was arrested and condemned to permanent hard labor. In 1917–18 he helped to organize the Red Guards in the Urals and took part in the struggle against the White Guard troops of Ataman A. I. Dutov. He was in charge of the defense of Samara during the Czechoslovak revolt and was killed in battle near Samara.
Erazm Samuilovich Kadomtsev. Born Feb. 24 (Mar. 8), 1881, in Birsk; died Mar. 6, 1965, in Moscow. Member of the Communist Party from 1901.
E. S. Kadomtsev graduated from the cadet corps in Orenburg and the Pavel Military School in St. Petersburg. He fought in the Russo-Japanese War of 1904–05 and engaged in revolutionary work among the soldiers. Beginning in November 1905 he was an organizer and leader of fighting organizations in the Urals and chief of staff of the fighting druzhinas under the Bolshevik district committee. In March 1906 he became a member of the military combat center of the Bolshevik Central Committee in St. Petersburg and organizer of the central school for instructors of fighting druzhinas. He was a delegate to the first conference of military and fighting organizations of the RSDLP in 1906, at which he was elected a member of the Provisional Bureau of the military and fighting organizations. In 1908 he was arrested and sent into penal exile. He escaped from exile and went abroad in late 1909. Returning to Russia in 1914, he engaged in revolutionary work in the Urals and in St. Petersburg. He took part in the February and October revolutions of 1917 in the Urals. During the Civil War of 1918–20 he held command posts in the Red Army and subsequently was engaged in party and economic work. He was awarded the Order of Lenin.
Khvostov, L. A. Brat’ia Kadomtsevy. Ufa, 1970.
P. A. VENGERSKAIA