Kazakov, Aristarkh Andreevich
Born 1878 in the village of Alekseevskoe, in present-day Tatar ASSR; died Sept. 21, 1963, in Moscow. Activist in the struggle to establish Soviet power in Middle Asia. Joined the revolutionary movement in 1906. Member of the CPSU from 1917.
Kazakov experienced political persecution. After the October Revolution of 1917 he became deputy president of the Provisional Revolutionary Committee of the Turkestan territory and people’s commissar for food supplies. Kazakov was one of the organizers of the suppression of an anti-Soviet rebellion in Tash-kent in January 1919. In 1919 he was president of the Provisional Revolutionary Council, and later he was president of the Central Executive Committee of the Turkestan Republic. In 1920–21 he was head of the political section on the Donbas railroad and then secretary of the Samara Province committee of the RCP (Bol-shevik). Thereafter, he held supervisory administrative and economic positions and served as a member of the All-Russian Central Executive Committee. He retired with a special pension in 1956.